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ర Pdf The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island online ಌ ePUB Author Bill Bryson ಕ ర Pdf The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island online ಌ ePUB Author Bill Bryson ಕ BUGGER BOGNOR My plan, after Bognor, was to take a bus along the coast to Brighton, and I was quietly excited about this I had never experienced this stretch of coastline and had great hopes for it I had printed out a timetable and carefully selected the 12.19 as the best bus for my purposes, but as I ambled to the bus stop now, thinking I had minutes to spare, I watched in mild dismay as my bus departed just ahead of a cloud of black smoke It took me a minute to work out that my watch was not right, that the battery was evidently dying With a half hour to kill till the next bus, I went into a jewellers shop, where a cheerless man looked at the watch and told me that a replacement battery would be 30.But I barely paid that for the watch, I sputtered.That may explain why its not working, he said and handed it back with a look of majestic indifference.I waited to see if he had anything to say, if there existed within him the faintest flicker of interest in helping me to get the right time on my wrist and possibly in the process keep his business going It appeared not.Well, Ill leave it for now, I said I can see you are very busy If he had any appreciation for my instinct for mirth, he failed to show it He gave a shrug and that was the end of our relationship.I was hungry, but now had only twenty minutes before the next bus, so I went into a McDonalds for the sake of haste I should have known better I have a little personal history with McDonalds, you see Once a few years ago after a big family day out we stopped at a McDonalds in response to cries from a back seatful of grandchildren pleading for an unhealthy meal, and I was put in charge of placing the order I carefully interviewed everyone in the party about ten of us, from two cars collated the order on to the back of an old envelope and approached the counter.OK, I said decisively to the youthful attendant when my turn came, I would like five Big Macs, four quarter pound cheese burgers, two chocolate milkshakesAt this point someone stepped up to tell me that one of the children wanted chicken nuggets instead of a Big Mac.Sorry, I said and then resumed Make that four Big Macs, four quarter pound cheeseburgers, two chocolate milkshakesAt this point, some small person tugging on my sleeve informed me that he wanted a strawberry milkshake, not a chocolate one Right, I said, returning to the young attendant, make that four Big Macs, four quarter pound cheeseburgers, one chocolate milkshake, one strawberry milkshake, three chicken nuggets .And so it went on as I worked my way through and from time to time adjusted the groups long and complicated order.When the food came, the young man produced about eleven trays with thirty or forty bags of food on them.Whats this I said.Your order, he replied and read my order back to me off the till Thirty four Big Macs, twenty quarter pound cheeseburgers, twelve chocolate shakes It turned out that instead of adjusting my order each time I restarted, he had just added to it.I didnt ask for twenty quarter pound cheeseburgers, I asked for four quarter pound cheeseburgers five times.Same thing, he said.Its not the same thing at all You cant be this stupid.Two of the people waiting behind me in the queue sided with the young attendant.You did ask for all that stuff, one of them said.The duty manager came over and looked at the till It says twenty quarter pound cheeseburgers here, he said as if it were a gun with my fingerprints on it.I know what it says there, but that isnt what I asked for.One of my grown children came over to find out what was going on I explained to him what had happened and he weighed the matter judiciously and decided that, taken all in all, it was my fault.I cant believe you are all this stupid, I said to an audience that consisted now of about sixteen people, some of them newly arrived but already taking against me Eventually my wife came over and led me away by the elbow, the way I used to watch her lead jabbering psychiatric patients off to a quiet room She sorted the mess out amicably with the manager and attendant, brought two trays of food to the table in about thirty seconds, and informed me that I was never again to venture into a McDonalds whether alone or under supervision.And now here I was in McDonalds again for the first time since my earlier fracas I vowed to behave myself, but McDonalds is just too much for me I ordered a chicken sandwich and a Diet Coke.Do you want fries with that the young man serving me asked I hesitated for a moment, and in a pained but patient tone said No Thats why I didnt ask for fries, you see.Were just told to ask like, he said.When I want fries, generally I say something like, I would like some fries, too, please Thats the system I use.Were just told to ask like, he repeated.Do you need to know the other things I dont want It is quite a long list In fact, it is everything you serve except for the two things I asked for.Were just told to ask like, he repeated yet again, but in a darker voice, and deposited my two items on a tray and urged me, without the least hint of sincerity, to have a nice day I realized that I probably wasnt quite ready for McDonalds yet.Warm, funny, thoughtful, sometimes grumpy An absolute joy in Country Life I snorted with laughter The Road to Little Dribbling is consistently and unendingly fabulousI intend on buying a copy for everyone I know Clare Balding Fans should expect to chuckle, snort, snigger, grunt, laugh out loud and shake with recognitiona clotted cream and homemade jam scone of a treat Sunday Times Is it the funniest travel book Ive read all year Of course it is Daily Telegraph There were moments when I snorted out loud with laughter while reading this book in publicHe can be as gloriously 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Overview wrote when he decided move back his native United States, but wanted take one final around Britain, which had been twenty years University Library Durham University Here can find Level floor enter This summary study facilities, full details are available also holds Meissen Collection, largest gathered, German The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

 

    • The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island
    • 4.2
    • 494
    • Format Kindle
    • 397 pages
    • Bill Bryson
    • Anglais
    • 11 October 2016

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