Sunday, 3 July 2022

Buggery Bollocks


 I’m writing this at work.
No I wasn’t expecting to work last tonight either! 
I arranged to meet up with a friend and make supper, so as the fish pie was browning nicely in the oven and a nice white was chilling in the fridge I was surprised by a phone call from work .
I failed to notice it was at 7.30 pm, the start time for night duty .
A month ago I have volunteered to cover a night duty without a second R./N on duty
I’d totally forgotten about it
Supper wasn’t scheduled until 8 pm so I did the dash of shame , dropped off the wine and dinner at my guest’s house with profuse apologies before driving to work a good hour and a half late.

Bollocks, bugger bollocks 

Any dinner party disasters out there? 

21 comments:

  1. Oh, dear ... Crap happens, John! However, someone got to enjoy that fish pie and a cold bottle of white! Perhaps, that someone will treat you to a dinner very soon!!! 😁

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  2. Oh no! You have a good explanation tho, having been so ill so recently.
    My only dinner party disasters center around my ex in-laws, who habitually appeared for holiday meals hours early, then were bored, restless and intrusive as I tried to cook and shower and mind two toddlers. One
    Thanksgiving [Christmas?] they arrived anyway even tho I was hospitalized in intensive care. MIL "cooked" omg what a mess. [my sweet nanny tidied a few days later; MIL didn't ''do'' cleanups. ]

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  3. My first attempt at cooking Turkey after I got married on the surface looked fantastic, until I went to carve. Who knew they put the giblets in a plastic bag and shoved it in the other cavity!. We ate the other end and biffed the front end ....lesson learned. We now eat ham.

    Jo in Auckland

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  4. My house was struck by lightning about 10 mins before some very 'exacting' guests arrived. I coped.

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  5. Oh dear! and you missed out on the pie!

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  6. I'm sure they at least appreciated the wine and fish pie. Not surprised some things have been forgotten after being ill with Covid.

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  7. I bet you even had a Demi Roussos ready on the turntable! :-)

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  8. Plenty of disasters, but no dinner parties.

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  9. Oh, bugger, John! A good reminder - Never volunteer for anything! I hope the dinner date can be re-scheduled. xx

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  10. I hope they saved you some of the pie. X

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  12. Keeping a calendar helps.😎😎😎

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  13. So long since I gave a dinner party that if there were any disasters I have forgotten them long ago.

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  14. I was about to share my disastrous dinner party story but it is too terrible to write about. It must be shared in person and I have to be bolstered with a glass of wine. Trust me, it was horrible.

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  15. When do you start working part-time?
    You are a busy man!

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  16. I once was trying to put together a supper party. I had such a headache. I took something for it and kept right on with the food preparation. I just was so tired and it got worse and worse. I realized just before the guests arrived that I'd taken an headache PM medication. I drank coffee, but I was really no good for conversation that night. I listened attentively, but had nothing to say.

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