Year 2, week 7: Pashmina

Went off to Hereford County Court today and found myself against another barrister from London who I shall call Pashmina.  She seemed quite animated to be so far from home (ie Kensington) and suggested we find somewhere nice for lunch.  What a liability she was.  Made the pair in Withnail and I look positively provincial.

‘Look at the prices on the menu, BabyB.  Would you believe it?  You could probably get a row of houses here for the cost of a decent meal in London.’

‘Hmm, prawn cocktail.  Quite the height of sophistication. I see.’ She brayed sarcastically.

‘Well at least it’s authentic.  You’ve got to give it that.’

‘Do you think they talk so slowly due to learning difficulties?’

And so it went on.  Eventually she was annoying me so much that I told her that I had been born and brought up in the town. 

It was, of course, a lie but certainly served to shut her up for the rest of the afternoon.

November 14, 2007 · Tim Kevan · 6 Comments
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6 Responses

  1. Matt - November 15, 2007

    Braying is a very appropriate word for many of the spoilt women and chinless men who stalk the southern circuit.

  2. Abigail - November 16, 2007

    In Newport county court we yearn for the sophistication of Hereford.

  3. BonaraLaw - November 16, 2007

    Abigail, you have never appeared amongst the dreary spires of the County Court Division of Fermanagh and Tyrone…

  4. Sarah - November 20, 2007

    She doesn’t sound like good dinner time conversation no matter where she is.

  5. rose - November 21, 2007

    …or where she’s from…

  6. Costy - November 21, 2007

    She sounds quite entertaining. I hope we hear more of her!