Saturday, 4 August 2012
The High Street.
"The High Street." A term mostly associated with Britain to describe the main street of a town where you have your traditional shops, banks and even the great British social pastime known as the pub. This would be the pub where folks can go and get sloshed out of their minds, especially on Friday nights. Upon getting inebriated and catatonic, these same folks head to another traditional high street establishment, the kebab shop and order several doner kebabs. They then proceed to stuff the kebabs somewhere in the vicinity of their mouths. Soon they get violently ill and puke out said kebabs onto the pavement outside the kebab shop.
Above is a photo of a traditional pub on a traditional British High Street. You can make your own jokes in regards to the name of the pub. I remember the first time I ventured into a pub in England. Not sure what sort of beer to try. I asked the pub landlord what he would recommend. "Bitter?" was his reply. To which I responded, "No, not really. Why do you ask?" And if you are not from Britain and don't know what I'm talking about, please see here : Bitter
To feel more involved with the local community, I joined a quiz team in a nearby pub. It was called a "pub quiz." Unfortunately, my knowledge of pubs was very limited. One of the ladies on my team enjoyed doing sketchings of people during the intermission of the pub quiz. She asked if she could sketch me. "Don't worry! I've been sketching for three months." she declared. I answered by saying, "Well, you'd better get some sleep." Upon realising that I was being literally silly, she laughed. Then she asked me if she could sketch me in the nude. To which I replied, "Sure thing. I hope you don't get too cold!"
And so, The High Street, a gathering place where all the usual shops and business ventures can be found, along with several charity shops. You've got the bank, the pub, the off-licence, the greengrocers, the fish n' chip restaurant, the chemist, the news agents, the kebab shop and you may have this....
......yes indeed, the "Family Butchers!" I don't think I'll being go in that shop....