Wednesday, August 15, 2012

West Ham

My colleague John is a West Ham supporter. He was at a meeting in London and went over to the ground to watch a match, joining the long queue to buy a ticket, dressed in a suit. A man approached him, "Looking for a ticket?" "Yes!" John replied. "Follow me," the man said. John dithered. Should he leave his place in the queue? He decided to take a chance and followed the man who showed him the ticket.
"How much do you want for it?" John asked.
"It's normally £40 but you look like a decent fellow so I'll let you have it for £20."
John paid the £20, took the ticket and found his seat which had a great view. He found himself sitting next to the man who'd sold him the ticket and they began to chat.
"Your seat belongs to my son," the man said. "He can't come to any matches at the moment so if you ever need a ticket, just call me!" He then revealed that his son was in prison for punching the referee at a previous match. In fact, his son had a lifetime ban from the ground but was hoping to get around that by growing a beard in prison!


Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ah, one meets all sorts, WW....

4:51 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

lol WL

7:52 am  

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