One of the boys rang me this morning and I immediately remembered this conversation from Saturday night. The scene - sitting outside Smokie Mo's about ten thirty in the evening. I'm sitting on the end of a picnic style table talking to someone on an adjacent one. One of the boys (ootb) and a random blonde girl (rbg) are sitting together on the other side.
RBG - "What do you do for a living then "?
OOTB - "I work with killer whales"!
Me - (Pricking my ears and leaning closer), Mmmm interesting opening gambit, wonder where he's going with this?
RBG - "Wow, where do you work)?
OOTB - "Cardiff aqua marine park".
Me - No fucking way does he get away with this shit.
RBG - "I never knew they had an aqua marine park in Cardiff. How did you start working with Killer whales"?
OOTB - "I did my apprenticeship with sea lions then moved onto dolphins and now I'm in charge of the killer whales".
Me - That sounds almost logical shame you're a carpenter
RBG - "That's awesome, I love sea lions. If I came down to Cardiff would you show me around"?
OOTB - "No problem as long as you bend over and bark like a dog for me"!
RBG - "Pardon"?
Me - Time to go