The ‘sound of silence’.
Posted by Big John on December 11, 2007
Today I discovered that I had won a prize on the national ‘Lotto’, but don’t get too excited for it wasn’t the first prize of £1.25 million, nor was it the second prize of £37,000, and it wasn’t even the third prize of £873, but … Yipeee ! … me and 45,914 other people are now £34 ($70) richer, as winners of the 4th prize.
Well I was richer until I decided to stop off for an enjoyable lunch at the local pub after a little Christmas shopping with my wife.
Over an ‘oldies’ steak pie lunch and a bottle of Chardonnay ( I know that it’s the wrong wine) we had a pleasant conversation about all sorts of subjects, including food, family, finances and friends. In fact we chatted away as we always do.
As this pub attracts many elderly people at lunch time, the tables near to us were occupied mainly by other old farts, all tucking into their ‘seniors’ specials’, but with one noticeable difference …
… None of them were talking to each other… It was all eat and no speak … In fact it was total silence all round !
Perhaps there comes a time in life when you have nothing left to say to each other… or perhaps the nosey bleeders …
… were just listening to us ?