A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Rien ne change...

My home town at the turn of the last century. Rien ne change...

I think the life cycle is all backwards...

You should start out dead and get it out of the way.
Then, you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day.
You get kicked out for being too healthy; go collect your pension, then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day!

You work 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You drink alcohol, you party, you're generally promiscuous and you get ready for College.

You go to primary school, you become a kid , you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a baby, and then...

You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in spa-like conditions; central heating, room service on tap, larger quarters every day, and then, you finish off as an orgasm.

I rest my case.



Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I plan to die having an orgasm.

10/11/06 5:41 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

You'd enjoy Martin Amis's 'Time's Arrow'

10/11/06 5:43 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Daphnée, The only way to go!
I was once in a bar in Le Vieux Port (Seedy Marseille) when a girl of the night came in screaming that an old guy had just died on top of her friend!
The barman turned round and said: "Ah, mourir au champ d'amour!"

Julie, I'd use Amis's reverse chronology to get back to being 25 again! Not a bad age! I think I'd just discovered Chateauneuf-du-Pape! Not the place, the wine!

10/11/06 6:01 PM  
Blogger kj said...

hello cream! thank you for the ready access. i like this post of yours very much. i too plan to finish off with loud moans.....

and i've often thought of exactly the reverse order of things that you speak of, although you've done it exceptional justice with your writing skills.

do you know within without? and cherry pie?

i'll be back. see you around!


10/11/06 6:28 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Sounds good to me!

10/11/06 8:52 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

That bar in Marseille sounds like a Kabyle bar I know in Paris. An 80-year-old transvestite used to come in occasionally and sing an Edith Piaf song. The boss used to give her a free beer and say "thank you love, that was lovely". There was also an ace pickpocket who drank there, but quite safe, he never worked out of hours. And the odd tramp, prostitute and British Embassy diplomat. It's on Avenue de Clichy. Let's have a drink there one day!

10/11/06 9:38 PM  
Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...


You're the friggin' coolest.


10/11/06 11:31 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

If only...

11/11/06 2:00 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Hi, KJ, welcome and thanks. It's good to moan!
I know both CP and WW through blogger.
Come back soon!

Mary, I thought you'd like the idea!

Daphnée, nowt like honour among thieves, eh!
Avenue de Clichy? That's near where my brother lives! Un de ces jours, peut-être!

Sal, Cool as coconut, eh!

Brian, nothing like dreaming!

11/11/06 9:46 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

This is my idea of a good idea! :) Hey Cream -- It seems I lost the thread of your blog for a few months over the summer and didn't realise that you are now a single man 'til just now, though I've been reading your blog for probably a year. Sorry to hear it but happy to hear you're doing well with it. (I'm never letting the ball drop again if this is the sort of thing I miss!)

11/11/06 3:31 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Welcome back, Andrea!
Well, my singledom is a thing of the past...
Definitely worth a new post in the next few weeks!

11/11/06 3:52 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

You'd better!

11/11/06 4:05 PM  
Blogger christine said...

Oh My Cream, I think you just made me blush! Brian is right, If only...

11/11/06 10:25 PM  
Blogger hobbes said...

can't argue with that

12/11/06 1:26 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Maybe one day, Andrea.

Christine, hope you're ok!

Hobbes, can you imagine living this kind of life on your island!

12/11/06 10:19 AM  
Anonymous guyana-gyal said...

But why do we have to be old in the first place. I want eternal youth.

12/11/06 4:32 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I'd just settle for a youth, he doesn't have to be eternal. A couple of hours would do.

12/11/06 5:00 PM  
Blogger carla said...

You know, this makes perfect sense. Someone should bring this up to the management!

12/11/06 5:04 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Dear Cream you made me laugh like crazy on this one!!! My husband loved it so much he is hoping you don't mind if he shares it with a few friends! Yer the greatest!!!

12/11/06 7:07 PM  
Blogger Modern Viking said...

Oh my! You've got it just right! Maybe I can turn around now and begin at the promiscuous part :)

12/11/06 10:05 PM  
Anonymous cream said...

Gigi, I agree! Why do we have to be old? But as long as the mind stays young we're ok!

Daphnée, if you can get a youth to stand to attention for a couple of hours, you deserve eternal youth!

Carla, I think Management's got a lot on His plate at the moment!

Val, it isn't my original work so your husband is safe!

Viking, watch out for promiscuity in Seattle! Brazil will be watching!

13/11/06 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Kingston Girl said...

Sounds a good idea to me!!

13/11/06 1:47 PM  
Blogger muddy red shoes said...

yes yes yes YES!!!!!!!

16/11/06 8:00 AM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

I'll have what they're having, too

18/11/06 8:57 PM  

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