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Cafe Jazz #8

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He realised if he had been on stage he would be dressed in a prisoner’s uniform, complete with a ball and chain, and would be wringing his hands together obsequiously in front of the judge, yet another innocent victim of the system.
He stopped himself and smiled. The judge banged his gavel several times and tried to tell him that this was no laughing matter, but before Colin (still smiling) could tell him where to go he had dissolved into the form of the waiter who stood again at the side of the table, Colin’s coffee cup in his hand.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Woe is me, mi’lud.... oh, and a double espresso please.

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    Frenchie about 2 months ago

    Me, I think Colin is a serial killer. I still think the collision was staged. Drew, forgive me for asking but what did you mean by “he would be ringing his hands...” ? 3rd line.

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    Drew Martyn about 1 month ago

    Wouldn't that be a great way for our legal system to make some money - an usher/barrista in the court!
    "taken from this place...and hanged by the neck..."
    "can I finish my skinny latte first your honour?"
    "oh go on then."
    Sorry Frenchie, oops that was a spelling mistake lol - should have said "wringing" as in wringing your hands in anguish... I'm not sure how you ring hands...

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    Neville Hunt about 1 month ago

    Haha! Drew; that’s almost a drabble in its own right! And also, I must be slipping. I hadn’t spotted the ‘barista’ homophone. Love it! 😁

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    Drew Martyn about 1 month ago

    Haha I had every faith you'd pick up on that. As if "going to the bar" needs any other connotation :) Cheers Neville

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