Darrell had been shopping after work and came home full of the joys of the barbeque season having purchased two “instant” barbecues at a “bargain” price …. “Get your bangers and chops out Monkey!” he yelled “ ….. for tonight we shall feast greatly!”
So while I rummaged in the fridge for said bangers and chops and a couple of other barbecuable delicacies, Darrell and Nigel went into the garden to set about lighting the aforementioned “instant” and “bargain” barbecues, their mouths watering, as a hearty barbecue is well up there on our Richter Scale of summer comestible noms.
This, I may hasten to add occurred at around 3.30, with a more than ample sufficiency of time for the charcoal to start burning ……. well, that was the theory ….
They say that a watched kettle never boils, well I think I can now safely say neither does an “instant” or “bargain” barbecue ….
…… because no matter how much Nigel and Darrell encouraged Darrell’s “bargains” very little happened …..
…… and I have to give them their due, their diligence did not falter, however by 7.30 it was patently obvious that the chances of having any glowing embers hot enough on which to cook our belated tea, now turned supper, were non existent ……