Tuesday, July 12, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Moments In Life That Run In Slow Motion


Remember those points in your life when time stands still? We try to think of a few for our www.topofthepods.com web site. If you can think of any more lists then please email topofthepods@gmail.com with yours - and don't forget to put reasons for each item:-

  • 10 – Waiting for someone to say yes
  • 9 – Whenever my computer hangs
  • 8 – Getting served at the Cock Inn Pub in Peterborough
  • 7 – Use my DVD player
  • 6 – When your garage phones you up to give you an estimate
  • 5 – When you spit before you use the urinal
  • 4 – Lending my mobile phone to someone
  • 3 - Every time I go into a wine bar and order a round of drinks
  • 2 – Wandering into a restaurant when you are hungry and finding a massive queue
  • 1 – Every time I use a cash machine

9 comments:

Al said...

I call upon all my American and Canadian friends...have any of you ever used a ur-eye-nal? What's up with that?
ur-e-nal is what you spit in before you pee! This whole English accent thing is just a scam for the tourists...you rudely wake Jon or Rob up at 4am and you'll notice that they talk just like us.

Adrian Pegg said...

"I just pull off on the the hard shoulder"

'nuf said

PH said...

Thanks so much for sharing more of your bathroom antics, Rob.

p.s. It is most certainly 'eye' and not 'e'. More than 50 million Brits can't be wrong about their own language, surely. And I don't need waking up at 4am either...I'm already awake.

Al said...

"More than 50 million Brits can't be wrong about their own language, surely."

Look again mate...the language is no longer a British exclusive.

JH said...

Hank and Eugene would surely pronounce it "yurnal". And I am certain that spitting would be involved. Not that I would know much about urinals... I'm a lady and I sit down. :)

JH said...

Paul & I frequently have "discussions" regarding pronunciation of English words. His saying that "pork" and "talk" rhyme has our kids rolling on the floor laughing. I usually say "On THIS side of the Atlantic we say..." and I win because we are almost always on the Western side.

Al said...

JH, Paul can rejoice in the fact that I have not been able to stop humming My Old Man's a Dustman for days now.

Top Of The Pods said...

Now here's a little story
To tell it is a must
About an unsung hero
That moves away your dust.

Some people make a fortune,
Others earn a mint;
My old man don't earn much:
In fact he's flippin' skint.

Oh, my old man's a dustman,
He wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat.
He looks a proper nana
In his great big hobnail boots,
He's got such a job to pull them up
That he calls 'em daisy roots.

Some folks give tips at Christmas,
And some of them forget,
So when he picks their bins up
He spills some on the step.
Now one old man got nasty
And to the council wrote,
Next time my old man went round there
He punched him up the throat.

Oh my old man's a dustman,
He wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat.

Lonnie: I say, I say, Les.
Les: Yes?
Lonnie: I, er, I found a police dog in my dustbin.
Les: Well how do you do know he's a police dog?
Lonnie: He had a policeman with him.

Though my old man's a dustman,
He's got an 'eart of gold,
He got married recently
Though he's eighty-six years old.
We said "'Ere, hang on, Dad,
You're getting past your prime";
He said "Well, when you get to my age
It helps to pass the time."

Oi! My old man's a dustman,
He wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat.

Lonnie: I say, I say, I say!
Les: Huh?
Lonnie: My dustbin's full of lilies.
Les: Well throw 'em away then!
Lonnie: I can't: Lily's wearing them.

Now one day whilst in a hurry,
He missed a lady's bin:
He hadn't gone but a few yards
When she chased after him.
"What game do you think you're playing?"
She cried right from the 'eart,
"You've missed me, am I too late?"
"No, jump up on the cart!"

Oi! My old man's a dustman,
He wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat.

Lonnie: I say, I say, I say!
Les: Not you again!
Lonnie: My dustbin's absolutely full with toadstools.
Les: How do you know it's full?
Lonnie: 'Cos there's not mushroom inside.

He found a tiger's head one day
Nailed to a piece of wood
The tiger looked like miserable,
But I suppose he should.
Just then from out a window
A voice began to wail,
It said "Oi! Where's me tiger's head?"
"Four foot from his tail."

Oh my old man's a dustman,
He wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat.
Next time you see a dustman
Looking all pale and sad,
Don't kick him in the dustbin:
It might be my old dad.

Boofy said...

I spit before I take a leak.