I work for a chief executive who is listed in Who’s Who. Among his interests is ‘Coronation Street‘ which is something I like in a boss because I like it too. Corrie for the most part is Shakespearean in its dialogue. And, every now and then, it’s inspired.
Take tonight for instance. The Rover’s was over-manned (sorry peronsed) when Danny Baldwin steps across the threshold and orders a pint of Newton and Ridley’s best:
“I geddit,” says Danny, “it’s a tribute to British Leyland. Betty pulls the pints, Violet takes the money and Liz delivers the change. It’s a theme pub!”
And when Betty gainsays, he accuses her of being Red Robbo.
You had to be there!