Monday, February 14, 2011

Gentlemen


The chef Marcus Wareing wants to be remembered as a great and respected restauranteur and a gentleman. Writing in today's FT, Neil Shillito questions whether a gentleman would say to his wife (he is quoting Wareing) that he is going to "work 16 hour days and she couldn't tell me to stop." Shillito says that a gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipes but chooses not to. Do you agree?

5 Comments:

Blogger Angus said...

But of course. Bagpipe playing is a social skillset that should be used but sparingly.The sound tends to linger in the ears long, long after the music has stopped.

11:36 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Absolutely right.

5:14 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

I was always told that a gentleman was someone who used a butter knife even when dining on his own.

8:32 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Can you still hear the music from the Scotland - Wales match, Angus?

Salve WL

I hope you do, KL

9:29 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I like the kinglear perspective :)

2:50 pm  

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