Saturday, October 20

Empty Pub

Two of the characters that I picked up on Saturday afternoon were the type that empty pubs in a hurry. The first got in the cab and asked to be taken home "going home early have you had enough?" I asked. No I've been chucked out of the pub again, he replied. After a minute or two's chat during which I tried to see what sort of state he was in I cheekily asked him why he had been thrown out of the bar. Well he said, after I have had a few beers I start to growl. "Growl who at and why?" I asked intrigued. "Nobody and no reason" he said " I just stand at the bar and growl, and people just leave or move away from me." "Not very good for the pubs trade then" I remarked to which he replied "aye I guess that's why they ask me to leave after a while."
Next up was a sad faced man who got into the cab and gave his address and slumped back with a weary sigh. "Tired are you?" I asked to which he just sighed again and shrugged his shoulders. Some folk just don't want to talk and so I gave up and drove on in silence, apart from the odd sigh from Mr Happy. When we pulled up outside his house he handed me the fare without a word and got out of the cab. I was about to gratefully drive off when he opened the cab door again and leaned in. "You're born alone and you die alone, so don't stop and wait for anybody" he said with a knowing look. "Yes OK" I relied sombrely and drove away with a heavy heart.
Needless to say if I come across either of these characters in a pub at any time I shall hurriedly leave.

6 comments:

Peggy said...

The Growler and Mr Light-of-any-party. Sounds like another typical day in Cumbria.t

Dogbait said...

I met a few of this kind in the old job. Can't say I'll miss them.

Bob said...

aye just another day in downtown Barra.

Deryk said...

I realise there can be genuine reasons, but I don't have a lot of time for the depressive types myself. I just think... there are people in third world countries dying of all manner of diseases and starvation so Cheer Up Dammit, life's not that bad!

Funny how people react to alcohol in different ways though.

Deryk said...

(lol, I didn't mean that to sound as bad as it did, what I mean is people who feel sorry for themselves all the time when there are other people in much worse situations)

Bob said...

deryk: I know exactly what you are saying. I do think some folk should not drink at all, you know the ones I mean if it makes them sad or aggressive they should leave it alone.