Stand out from the crowd

Ok, after some weeks of silence, it’s time to write again. Lets talk about Americuh for a second.

Last night I went out with some of the crew in Fort Lauderdale.  We went to a bar that charges $11 per drink, that is a small beer, maybe 200ml, less than a standard bottle in the normal world.  So not cheap right?  We got moved on from one table because it was reserved for diners, then sat at another table and ordered a basket of chips to keep the table police off our backs. 6 drinks later (there were four of us) the bill came for $83.  My friend Oscar paid it and I left a $5 tip in the sleeve.  The girl on returning the credit card to Oscar took the sleeve and started to walk away.  She returned seconds later and asked where we were all from.  Oscar told her, and then she said – here in America you have to tip more.  The cheeky bitch was unhappy with the $5 tip I left and had the nerve to tell us we needed to give more.  This obviously wound us all up so I took out  the $5 bill and swapped it with a $1 bill instead.  We promptly left and Oscar hid around the corner so he could watch her pick up the sleeve and check the tip again.  Priceless!

Went for a paddle board session this afternoon, only the second time I have tried it – I plan to try more next weekend.

Photo competition is drawing to a close – finally!  Only about a month later than expected due to the slow responses. Take a look at the photo album ‘ Magnificent 7’ and leave a comment on your favourite photo.  The owner of the photo with the most comments wins a very special prize to be announced next week.

I am still missing entries from a certain Mr. Westwood, Mrs. George and Mrs. Smith – I will give you all until Friday 22nd August to get them over to me.


No More Excuses



One response to “Stand out from the crowd

Have a moan - the beers are on me !!

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