TIME HAS CHANGED!
"Hello, good...er...." mumbling and rustling of papers heard in the background; ".....mm".
"Yes it's still good morning, otherwise I'm running seriously late", I say down the phone.
"Ha, ha, of course it is, good morning....how can I help?".....
"Just checking if you are serving bar lunches in the run up to Christmas".
...."Serving till 2pm". I hoped his clock was not on Antipodean time.
This bit of repartee reminded me of a notice I saw recently, giving opening hours for a fish and chip take away.
NEW OPENING HOURS
OPEN ALL DAY
1pm to 7pm