Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I have been doing Jury duty the last week and a half (still not finished). It is very demanding due to the high degree of concentration required so I feel quite tired in the evenings.
Anyway...what I want to say is that when it came to sharing personal details with the other 11 and me telling them that I work in the wine industry, it was almost unanimous (doubt if we will get that lucky when it comes to the deliberations) in requests for free wine. Generally the conversation went along the lines of.." maybe we can have a party and you can bring all the wine being the Wine Guy".
This is not the first time that I've heard this over the years, in fact it has become quite normal. It's kind of like when someone introduces themselves as a doctor and some twat invariably asks about their back complaint or rash.
The thing is though, no-one ever seems to expect free music lessons from a musician, free plumbing work from a plumber or free chicken shit from a fertiliser salesman!