“Hello, good…er….” mumbling and rustling of papers heard in the background; “…..mm”.
“Yes it’s still good morning, otherwise I’m running seriously late”, I say down the phone.
“Ha, ha, of course it is, good morning….how can I help?”…..
“Just checking if you are serving bar lunches in the run up to Christmas”.
….”Serving till 2pm”. I hoped his clock wasn’t on Antipodean time.
This bit of repartee reminded me of a notice I saw recently, giving opening hours for a fish and chips take away.
NEW OPENING HOURS
OPEN ALL DAY
1pm to 7pm