It's amazing how many wonderful people come on A2K. It's amazing that with wall-to-wall assholes everywhere you look and everytime A2Kers have meetings it is always a gathering of the nicest and most wonderful people you could ever wish to meet. It's as if A2K is a social device for bringing the cream to the surface.
Was that piece of lardy American irony George? Just let Mac move in next door. You would soon find out how wry & ironic and good-hearted a guy Mac is.
If I did a thing like that there would be search parties sent out from the pub. If he visited me that's where I would take him and I bet I could have his eyes popping and get the vein in his temple pumping purple after starting on the third pint.
You are to be commended though George for your common sense in going out of your way to please him. Judging by a couple of stories he's told us on here it is definitely the best way to handle him.
Actually, you are supposed to have a good old-fashioned knees up to celebrate the birthday of a lady with a name like Fiona. She must have been a bit disappointed having to make do with a "local Italian delicacy. "
Did you sing Happy Birfday?
I've heard from an eye-witness that Californians are "stark staring mad."