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9:24pm on Thursday, 14th April, 2005:

Meat puns


No-one believes me, but this is a true story.

When the BSE ("mad cow") crisis hit, beef was pulled from supermarket shelves. Exotic meats were used instead.

I found myself in Sainsbury's on weekend, and went to see what they had on offer. There was alligator, kangaroo and ostritch. A couple in their 50s were looking at them.

"How about the alligator?"" said the woman?

The man made eye contact with me. He clearly didn't want any of them.

"Bring me an alligator sandwich, and make it snappy", I said.

The man smiled, but the woman ignored me. "What about the kangaroo?"

"Bring me a kangaroo sandwich, and hop to it", I said.

Again, the man smiled, but the woman wasn't listening. "You like poultry", she said to her husband. "I'll get the ostritch".

"Bring me an ostritch sandwich, I'm feeling peckish", I responded, triumphant.

The man actually laughed at this point.

The woman just looked at me as if I was mad.

True story.

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