Friday, 14 August 2009

Something for the Weekend

I met a bloke in a pub once, sitting looking miserable at the bar. He was, not me.

"What's up Mate?", I enquired. (At this point you are suspecting a made up story)

"I've just been fired", he replied morosely.

"Oh really, who did you work for?", I enquired sympathetically.

"I was the book-keeper for Rory Gallagher".

"Oh dear", I said. "Still, there's no accounting for Taste".

16 comments:

Rog said...

Hallo Richard.

Dave said...

This probably works better if you know anything at all about the pop scene.

Unlike me.

Roger said...

Hallo Dave - sorry, I thought you were Richard. He'll know all about Rory. In fact he'll be the only one to get this fabulous wordplay which I've been hand-crafting for months.

Roger said...

...and Geoff, of course, who is a leading expert on both Rock Music and Accountancy.

Vicus Scurra said...

Please direct me to the exit.

Betty said...

Does anyone know where the bought ledger file is?

Richard said...

I done a LOL even though your efforts were sadly in vain as, to paraphrase, I've heard it before and no doubt I'll hear it again.

Rog said...

Vicus: I think the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland would be a suitable substitute. I'll make you a booking.

Betty: That cow Shiela in purchasing said she needed it for Mr Grimslade but I know for a fact that she just wanted to see how much that new photocopier cost the one to replace that one he sat on at the Christmas Party and anyway BG's coming in on Tuesday and there's going to be a right....zzzzz

Richard: I feel like I've climbed the summit of Everest without Oxygen only to find a Macdonalds and Gift Shop at the top.

john.g. said...

I have no idea what this is about. I'm going to wheel myself into a river!

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

I don't know why you're all taking this supercilious mocking tone. This is clealy a very finely wrought joke. The merest glance at the hallmark (1703) should show you that it comes from the joke equivalent of the Dong period. I'm really envious, Rog, tho' your semi-miraculous jokemanship leads me to suspect a hidden hand: are you in league with the Devil, as was said of Paganini?

Richard said...

Rog don't worry. If only you could have held it off for a couple more years my memory would have been shot and it would have been like new.

KAZ said...

I got your 'fabulous wordplay' straight away as Richard explained it to me last year.

Geoff said...

Accountancy and the blues do complement each other.

I should bleedin' know.

Rog said...

John: That's the opening line of several Taste Blues numbers.

Christoper: The hallmark was actually 1707, which is 7 minutes past 5. "Finely wrought" sounds like it was hammered out in a workshop though.

Richard: What?

Kaz: I bet that left a nasty taste in the mouth.

Geoff:
"I woke up this mornin,
Went down to the general office in the city,
That ol' Sage General Ledger has crashed again,
I knew the day was gonna get quite shitty".

Morton Shadow said...

Excellent gagmanship, Rog.

At least you are an true original, unlike some of us what have been reduced to ripping off old Morecambe and Wise gags (..."Have you got the scrolls?" "No, I always walk like this") in our recent posts.

Gawd bless ya guv. Now, you obviously need to be left in peace for another few weeks while you think up the next one...

Toodle-ooo!

xxx
Mort

Roger said...

Mort: I occasionally stoop to the Morecambe myself. I don't bother with Ernie normally.