Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Something fishy

I was reminded today of when one of my former colleagues went on a visit to a fish factory in Thailand. He was given a few packets of fish as a present afterwards and returned to his hotel, the Oriental in Bangkok. He gave one of them to the lift operator, who was delighted, and he went back to his room to do some work. After a few minutes, there was a knock at the door. One of the hotel staff was enquiring whether he'd like any room service. He gave away another packet of fish and declined the offer. A few minutes later, there was another knock at the door: would he like his shoes cleaned? He thought not but offered the man a packet of fish. Ten minutes later, there was another knock: did he need any clean towels? And so the afternoon went on until all the fish had been distributed.


Blogger kinglear said...

It was probably heroin and he was the unwitting "mule"

8:48 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Oh...maybe you're right!

3:48 pm  
Blogger Swearing Mother said...

Oh Kinglear, you've spoiled it for me now.

Reminded me of some old radio programme, Hitchhikers Guide or one of those, (or was it the Pythons?) who used the phrase

"Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish".

What a sad world it is when you can get high on a fish supper.

6:19 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Nice story.

7:57 pm  

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