A Conversation for Plumbing in British Hotels
Modesty becomes me
Pheroneous Started conversation Jan 19, 2001
I must disclaim any credit for this item. I am not sure that a minor contribution in Peer Review qualifies for co-authorship.
Can I also put in a mention for those wonderful sachets of shampoo thoughtfully provided free of charge in bathrooms of establishments bent, it seems, on an economy drive. These things are splendidly made so that, when dampened under an erratic shower they are impossible to undo except by the teeth, the effort of which causes you to lose balance in the wet shower, thus causing you, the unfortunate customer, not only to slip and possibly cause severe bodily damage, but also to fill the mouth with a cheap and nasty frothy soap, causing further risk by flailing around whilst stood in a slippery bath.
Modesty becomes me
IanG Posted Apr 14, 2001
To be fair, the entire section on coughing bath taps was yours wasn't it? So was the gag about 'safe cracking'. (At least I'm fairly sure I didn't come up with that one.)
As for the unwanted mouth wash, I can only assume that certain hotels have become frustrated with their customers' use of bad language.
Pheroneous Posted Apr 17, 2001
No, the safe-cracker wasn't me. Suspect the editor!
I really just wanted to say in public that the entry was yours, and excellent as it was. I only came along afterwards and added a little bit which was not imho of the same standard. It is galling to have a good idea, write well about it, and then have some pipsqueak add a couple of sentences and apparently share the credit. (No, not a hint of bitterness!!!)
IanG Posted Apr 18, 2001
Actually it got submitted with just my name on it once before and it got rejected... So I don't have any problem with the choice between sharing the credit and getting no credit at all. But thanks for the positive comments!
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