A Cowboy and an Indian
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I used to be a plumber which was excellent training for my new profession. Every self respecting plumber knows that when you’re looking at the previous plumber’s labour, you never say, ‘gosh, what an excellent piece of work.’ It is part of the job that when you first see the work in hand, that you draw in air through your teeth, shake your head and say, ‘Who did this? Must’ve been a REAL cowboy’. You then inform the unfortunate householder that the work will take forever, IF you can get the parts - and it will set them back at least four hundred quid, more if Christmas is around the corner.
This is the beginning of A Cowboy and an Indian, the first story in a collection of seven hilarious short stories, all set in the very real world. These stories, written in British comedic style include:
A Cowboy and an Indian: After an embarrassing incident with a particular kind of website, a plumber decides to become a computer repair man. He gets on fine until he meets Meena, a very attractive Indian woman.
Oyster: A man eats his first oyster in an expensive London restaurant but the oyster doesn't like its new home... Barfing is perhaps not the best way to impress your date and the man is left to seek his own pleasures.
The Queen and the Stationmaster. The Queen of England is to pass a small station in the Czech Republic. Her visit brings the rivalry between the Stationmaster and his deputy to a head - with hilarious consequences.
Julian at School. Julian Stronglove hears the story of Rapunzel but sees the story as illogical and takes his teacher, the long-suffering Miss Walsh, to task. Who will win this battle of minds?
The Johnsons in Germany: Harry and Dorothy Johnson move to Germany and are well looked after by Harry's boss, Karl-Heinz Schnitzler. In fact Karl-Heinz seems to take quite a shine to Dorothy...
Caraway Seeds: What would you do if you found caraway seeds in some food? Ask for something else or pick them out? Quite a dilemma for Edward...
Thelma and Harold in Egypt: Thelma and Harold have some insider tips for anyone thinking of taking a holiday in Egypt.