Thursday, 22 November 2012

Miriam Margolyes lives off High Street

The biggest laughs are always those that are unexpected
I adore Belly laughs
They are a rarity, to be sure
But when they start, you are often left chuckling for the rest of the day.

Yesterday, as I walked the dogs around the village, I spied a lady I know, to say hello to.
She is a rotund, slightly breathless elderly Welsh lady, who is not in the best of health, but she is friendly, always polite and generally portrays the perfect public picture of cheerfulness.
She looks like a bespectacled Miriam Margolyes
Today this lady, who I shall call Betty swayed her way from her small house and after many laboured steps,  banged in a rather irritating way on her next door neighbour's window.
The neighbour obviously was not in and sighing loudly, Betty stood in the street and muttered at her absent neighbour
"SILLY FUCKER!"
To me (who knows both Betty and her neighbour) it was as funny as it was unexpected
and  I burst into huge helpless chuckles right in the middle of the street.
Betty then caught me laughing and with a grin.joined in
"I'm glad I made your day!" she called over eventually
I will leave you with the real potty mouthed Mz Margolyes Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 comments:

  1. OMG...I did the same as Ms M in a store in the UK!
    Jane x

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  2. You know I think it's funnier coming from someone who you wouldn't expect to have a potty mouth, than someone who swears all the time.

    Personally I never use the "F" word but do say bloody hell a lot which people over here seem to find funny??? Must be something to do with the accent I'm guessing?

    Gill in Canada

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  3. How I too love M M sense of humour and always find myself chuckling with her. Good story.

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  4. That was great!

    I had a similar experience on the metro when i lived in Paris, but i didn't say anything--i was too stunned!

    I agree with Gill, i think the unexpected swear word is funnier.

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  5. wonderful ~ I do love Ms M. and her sense of humour.

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  6. Thanks John, that did give me a laugh!

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  7. John, you brighten up my life. PS Matt Cardle switched on the lights in Sheffield on Sunday - he asked if you'd moved. xxxx

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    1. i HOPE YOU gave him my lust!

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  8. Brilliant,thanks.
    Briony
    x

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  9. Thanks - that has got my day off to a good start.

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  10. Ha Ha ! Miriam's experience happened to me on a bus in Egypt in my mid twenties... I thought someone was trying to stick a stick up my bottom ... hinesight is a curious thing.

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  11. Frotting is worth adding to one's curriculum vitae - you know, the part where it says "other interests". Did you know that birds(of the feathered variety) are unable to frot?

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    1. I dont think that we can get close enough to anyone in the country to frot effectively YP

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    2. Sounds like you have given it a bloody good try!

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  12. Life in your village makes life in my village seem very ordinary and genteel John. Still, you never know what goes on behind closed doors.

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    1. pat.....I think I am around and about our village so much that I kind of see things others dont

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  13. Oh very good, John! Loved the video clip. I really enjoy Graham Norton, he makes me laugh (and cringe a little sometimes.) It's interesting to see how his celebrity guests respond to him. Some don't "get him" at all! Miriam obviously does! By the way, Stephen Fry tells a funny (and rude) story about Miriam in his autobiography.

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  14. I think we now have that very funny lady living here in Oz ???? Love her !!

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  15. After I finished with the nervous laughter, I looked up "frotting", and yes, it is a word. Now to work that into a sentence...

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  16. I bet that was a really funny thing to see. Have a wonderful Friday, John!

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  17. She is a breath of fresh air! Your Betty, that is!

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  18. Ah for a good belly laugh...the best laugh I've had lately was a patient farting so loud when getting off the x ray table she asked us to check and make sure she didn't blow the knob off the door...

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  19. Children's TV has changed a lot since my day!

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  20. I absolutley LOVE Miriam Margoyles and your village sound- a- like is certainly an asset to Trelawnyd I think. One needs to laugh everyday and I try to.
    ......and, I travel on the tube just hoping for such an experience !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha. XXXX

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