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I've had guns pointed at me in many different countries, sometimes even by our own side. I've also sat on my own on a beach on a desert island, which was nice because nobody was trying to shoot me. Tell us your tales of foreign travel.

Thanks to SnowytheRabbit for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Apr 2013, 17:43)
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I work away from home a lot - usually in the firm's main office in central London, rather than the branch office where I'm based and officially employed, waaay up in the North East.

So actually, I'm not home that often - just now and again to touch base with my staff manager. It's a bit like Clooney's character in Up In The Air really; I have a flat there as my home for paperwork purposes and to keep up appearances, but for all intents and purposes, I live where the real action is: London.

On one of these rare trips home, I took the boss out to show him I'd really not been affected at all by being dispatched away to civilisation, and after a few drinks (beer for him; G&T for me), we ended up in a local fast food joint. Being keen to impress, I thought I'd have something authentically local, so asked for Fish & Chips. But I was relieved to see that even in the far outer reaches, they still served Guacamole.

Tasted a bit vinegary though. Must have been the face I made that annoyed the boss.
(, Fri 19 Apr 2013, 18:30, 6 replies)

(, Sat 20 Apr 2013, 12:59, closed)
I presume he's talking about mushy peas.
It's quite a good story.
You must be a moron.
(, Mon 22 Apr 2013, 9:24, closed)
man goes to restaurant, eats food, is mildly surprised?
my mistake, this is an EXCELLENT story.

(, Mon 22 Apr 2013, 9:50, closed)
He's pretending to be Peter Mandelson
it's not very funny, though.
(, Mon 22 Apr 2013, 11:01, closed)
Give that b3tan a carrot.

It's an apocryphal story, given legs by Mandy going to the lengths of writing a newspaper column to deny it.

More likely origin is that it was a US-originating party worker
(, Wed 24 Apr 2013, 22:08, closed)
The point of his story is he believed that living in London hadn't changed him,
but he ordered a G&T when his boss ordered beer, and he believed that mushy peas (which are commonly served with fish & chips and often taste vinegary) were guacamole.
This could possibly be a reference to Channel 4's Location, Location, Location branding Middlesbrough the worst place to live in the UK, and the rant that sports presenter Jeff Stelling replied with during which he made reference to Southerners calling mushy peas "guacamole".
(, Mon 22 Apr 2013, 15:55, closed)

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