Monday, 25 October 2010

You can't always get what you want

Mr FF was in Ireland on business last week and came back with a very funny story - in the early hours of Saturday but I still laughed.
On his second morning in the hotel he asked the waitress if he could have kippers for breakfast, they weren't on the menu but he'd seen someone else order them the day before. The waitress, whose first language wasn't English, went off and returned quite quickly with his coffee and a cereal bowl full of CAPERS. Mr FF was a bit confused at first but then pointed out that he was expecting a meal of smoked herring and not a dish of pickled buds in brine that is more of an ingredient, though he did congratulate the girl on her ingenuity and speed in finding something as obscure as capers.
The hotel didn't have any kippers and whilst he might have said in a Fawlty Towers way I'm an engineer and I want my kippers now, I expect he made do with a bit of toast.

10 comments:

  1. That's so funny!!! I use capers a lot but as you say, as an ingredient!!

    My husband loves kippers too but they are hard to find here!!

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  2. Very funny! I love kippers and capers, but not necessarily eaten together. ;o) Whilst in London last month the hotel staff didn't speak English very well, so breakfast was a challenge sometimes...LOL! Happy Days, Jenny ((HUGS))

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  3. Oh dear so funny, the person the day before was one supposes served by a different waitress!

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  4. Great story! I haven't had kippers for ages. I just adore them..... capers too! Ros

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  5. So funny! Hope he enjoyed his toast!

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  6. That is so funny! I guess foreigners
    still do not understand what constitutes a full English breakfast or full Irish breakfast for that matter. It never ceases to amaze me what people eat together when we stay in hotels where breakfast is a buffet.

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  7. I'm amazed the poor girl managed to produce a bowl full of them. I'd have probably tried to eat them. No, scratch that, I definitely wouldn't.

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  8. Hilarious!! I posted about Kippers the other day - There were plenty hanging in the smokehouse at Whitby. xxxx

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  9. Brilliant! Really made me laugh!

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  10. Oh this post made me roar with laughter - how funny! xx

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