Year 2, week 30: thick end of the wedge

“It’s terrible you know,” said OldSmoothie at lunch.
“I don’t know what the world’s coming to,” replied HeadofChambers
“It would never have happened twenty years ago,” OldSmoothie continued.
“Even ten years ago. Extraordinary, really. Sometimes I just don’t recognize the world we now live in.”
“To think that over half of our next door chambers’s tenants are now non-Oxbridge.”
“Do you think it’s catching?”
“It certainly seems to be.”
“Well I think we need to guard against it as a matter of top priority. Thin end of the wedge you know.”
“Thick end more like.”

They chuckled their pompous chuckles to each other and looked mightily pleased. As TheBusker and I sat listening slightly open-mouthed in horror at the car crash type conversation they were having, TheBusker raised a knowing eyebrow. 

Yes, once again, welcome to the modern bar.

April 24, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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  1. Jane Robinson - April 25, 2008

    I know two people exactly like that

  2. Tony K - April 25, 2008

    Reminds me of a conversation I had with a (slightly deaf) senior junior barrister.
    Him: “What University did you go to?”
    Me: “Leeds”
    Him: “Caius? Good college. At least you went to a real University”