Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Pizza Delivery.

Most of my posts seem to be somehow take-away related; well two.

Last night I was at a friends house with a couple of others, and we decided we'd order food and rent a film. Using my organisational skills, I ordered the food to be delivered around the time we'd be returning with the film (Open Season)....foolproof...

As we pulled into my friend's drive, the pizza delivery woman had just arrived.

I leapt out of the car, and ran towards her. She rang the doorbell (seemingly unaware that I was behind her) and stood for a moment. I stood behind her silently then announced my arrival loudly, in a way that can only be done by an irritating Englishman.

Judging by her reaction, our brief, yet tumultuous relationship wasn't off to the best start.

Me - "Er, so what do I owe you then?" I sheepishly reached for my wallet, feeling guilty that I'd scared the barer of sustenance.

Her - "Do you have any I.D on you?"

Me - (Puzzled) "Well no, it's only Open Season...I think it's primarily for a younger audience. Why-"

Her - "No, I mean for the pizza."

(A long pause.)

Me - "What?"

(Another long pause. The extra garlic dip I ordered tumbles from the satchel. The clatter is the only sound to penetrate the awkwardness.)

Her - "Well you know, we've had a lot of people just turn up and claim pizzas that aren't theirs. It's illegal, you see."

(I stare at her.)

Me - "Don't they have to pay?"

Her - "Well, yes."

Me - "It's not the perfect crime, is it?"

(She looks at me. She studies me for a second, before deciding that I don't seem the type to pay for food that I didn't order. I have enough trouble paying for food I DO order.)

Her - "Ten pounds please."

Monday, 14 May 2007

The New obsession.

I have new obsession. Before you create an uproar, I know, I've done it before.

Harry Potter? Eurovision? Antique Literature? (I should maybe keep that last one to myself..)

But this is different. Every time exam season comes around, I find a new passion....luckily this year has thrown up my favourite so far: Huge In Asia.

All weekend I've trawled through the group's vast video archive, and each has given me childish delight, to the point where the laughter became manic. The general jist is that two 20-somethings from the USA travel to Asia to become celebrities.

It's inspiring stuff, unlike the rest of the Youtube bandwagon, and made me ponder my future choices... Life is what you make it, and so many people take it more seriously than they should. Humour can be derived from almost any situation. Therefore the clash of culture between the brash (but kindly and enthusiastic) Americans, and their Asian counterparts is profound, and often hilarious.

If there's one blog/website that you subscribe to this year (other than mine, obviously, and Dann's) then this has to be it. The two film-makers are my new heroes, and have inspired me to achieve new levels of life-experience, and I hope they do the same for you.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out.
Their Hanoi Music Video
Crossing The Rubicon
No Walk in the Park
Ghost-ride the Volvo

Hope you enjoy.