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Not what it said on the tin

January 28, 2012

Sometimes it is difficult not to be disappointed. Even the most optimistic optimist has to accept that life’s little setbacks will catch you unawares – the lukewarm coffee, the too warm beer, frozen yogurt (what is that all about? Ice cream’s so much better).  We usually deal with it.

Take last night for instance:  a group of us went to Totnes Civic Hall for an evening of  “Comedy, Musical Mischief and Stand Up Poetry”. The line up looked promising, we’d all arranged babysitters,  there was a potential romantic frisson blatantly hovering and we’d booked our tickets in advance leaving us enough money for a Luscombe lemonade/glass of cheap wine/bottle of beer.  Matt Harvey introduced the show and performed some of his poems and was very funny, very witty,  and wonderfully understated – unfortunately, not comments that could be made about the other acts.

Comedy and musical mischief? They were mistaken; we were misled (Jane was very cross and says she’s voting Tory next time).  We were expecting wit and intelligence. We were expecting what it said on the tin – metaphorically speaking – but we got “nothing sucks like an electrolux” and a strange blend of megalomania, vinegar and doormice.  Which just goes to show that you can call it whatever you want, but in the end crap is crap.

We still had a nice evening though – some of us laughed a lot, but not always in the right places or for the right reasons.

So, to avert the obvious disappointment this evening (of the culinary kind – the fridge was offering the illustrated green peppers, yellow pepper, parsnip and carrots), we ate at the Waterside Bistro and had Pizzas and garlic mussels and chips. Not disappointing at all. Very nice in fact.

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  1. jessica meredith permalink
    January 29, 2012 6:58 pm

    Kate hopefully sending you a link to a poem that made me laugh and think of your ordeals
    with gluts!
    http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=2641
    please let me know if successful,poem bit long the end is best, thought it might be interesting
    concept for next unhappy food of large amounts blog?Listen to Kinnell reading it .

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