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Nevilles Travails - Ukraine


Lecture at 10am; breakfast at university 9am;. Ham, eggs, bread, cheese?... sounded good to me! But ‘breakfast’ was something different!

Five of us, me, Gerald and three Ukrainian hosts standing in a circle. Breakfast was toast, five in turn! Chocolate covered cherries, washed down with local cognac. Five toasts, five chocolates; five cognacs and one me delivering a lecture at 10am to 50 students.

Enthusiastically I told students about marketing toilet paper.

“Pampered western bottoms expect choice. Softness or strength or fragrance... but your bog paper indicates that you Ukrainians are all a bunch of hard-arses!”

Fortunately, they laughed.

2 comments add one below

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    Neville Hunt over 5 years ago

    You must be a smoothie then Doctor.

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    D.M. over 5 years ago

    Chocolate covered cherries beat Cheerios! 'Would have liked to be one of the students at the lecture.

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