Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Entry 46: in which The Ghost is roasted

Well well well and three wells make a river.

The Ghost is back in the Realm, responding to the opportunity to participate in the next Stakeholders' Meeting. It takes all sorts I suppose.

Anyway, tracked him down to give him an earful about the dog's breakfast he made of the lad's "low key" introduction to Earth.

Astonished to find him breezily unperturbed by the whole thing.

"It was" he intoned "preordaned".

"Ah", say I, "and by whom may one enquire?"

"Well", he says, "not by anyone as such, just preordaned in the sense that whatever was going to happen, happened".

"As in, given you're an arse, a total balls up was inevitable you mean".

Well he did have the grace to look somewhat embarrassed at this, but what's the use? I can't stay cross with anyone for any length of time at all, let alone give them a thick ear. Which he richly deserved.

Not that he was disconcerted for long. "Water" and "duck's back" come unbidden to mind.

[Editor's note: Once again I am struck by the "Earth Centric" nature of some of the remarks, such as water and duck's back. I have a sneaky but growing suspicion that The Diaries may be syndicated throughout the inhabited universe. Perhaps in some other quarter this entry ends with "Liquid nitrogen" and "pentaquel's vlen".]


Millennium Housewife said...

Excellent! MH

Ernest de Cugnac said...

mh - bless you.

Janelle said...

and how do you give a ghost a thick ear anyway huh?? just LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog..its my total FAVE!!!!! you are so bloody funny ernest...are you like this in real life? funny i mean? x janelle

Ernest de Cugnac said...

jeez janelle, what sort of question is that? Am I funny? Sometimes. And you are outrageously generous. Thank you.

PS - yes, ghosts and thick ears. I think you may have spotted something there.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I thought there was only one being doing any preordaining... That ghost is one confusing fellow.

Just one question, was it perchance duck's water off the ghost's back...?

By the way, can I say it again, I LOVE this blog!

Ernest de Cugnac said...

av - you *can* say it again, but you'll spoil me if you do.