As soon as Hugh and Darrell reached Shrewsbury they decided that the best course of action was to drop off Hugh’s Louis Vuitton trunk at their hotel as it was rather heavy in a showbiz type way, and then after they had signed in under assumed names …..because that is what Hugh usually has to do to stay one step ahead off the “paps” ……
……. they thought that they might as well avail themselves of the pleasures of the hotel’s hospitality.
“Oh Darrell zis is soooo lovely and such a vunderful treat to be being normal and I am very much liking zis cocktail, I have never sipped zee bubbly lager before no?”
…… who then tapped Hugh on the shoulder, something Hugh isn’t very used ….. like the Queen he doesn’t really like being touched.
“Excuse me sir” the said gentleman said “It is, isn’t it? It is …… you?” Hugh sort of looked at the gentleman and said quietly “It might be, no?”
The gentleman continued, “I’m afraid our Receptionist recognised you when you signed in and there’s no doing with her now” who also revealed himself as the manager “I do hope you don’t mind, but we would like to make you our VIP Guest if you would accept the honour!”
“Oh, zis is very kind of you, no? I would love to accept zee honour but I am trying to be a leettle bit incognito no ….. so we keep zis between ourselves, no? I do not wish that you have zee paps hammering on zee door all night, no?”
“I quite understand sir” the manager replied tapping his nose conspiratorially, “It is a great, great honour to have you with us and I will make sure someone comes over with some complimentary nuts to go with your drinks right away.” he then bowed and walked backwards, continuing to bow until he returned to the reception desk.
Darrell and Hugh then continued to sip their lager drink and sighed, “How kind …… complimentary nuts!”