Friday, 15 October 2010

Down in one!

A true story about Steve Tilston (Bothy guest this Sunday - see previous post) that I heard at Whitby a few years ago. He was half watching Mastermind and one of the contestants was asked who had written the song "Slip Jigs and Reels", recorded by Fairport Convention. Steve, who had written it, suddenly began paying attention and willing the contestant to answer.

"Was it ... was it ..?" At this point Steve was on tenterhooks.

"I think it was Steve Tilston."

Steve cheered, jumped up, grabbed a glass from the table for a celebratory drink ... and downed his daughter's contact lenses in one.

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