There was a loud banging on the door at the Pigs Arms.
“Let me in, let me in” cried Gordon “I need a drink, something tragic has happened.”
Merv rouses from his slumber and opens the door. “What’s up Gordy?” he asks without a care for the answer, it’s 8 o’clock in the morning and opening time is still two hours away, one hour and 59 minutes of blissful sleep lost.
“Six pints of Special and two serves of wedges, me gizmo is broken” wails Gordon.
Merv pours a few pints for Gordon then goes out to the kitchen to fire up the ovens
and fryers. “What frigging gizmo is broken Gordon?” he yells.
“It’s me SPIT” replies Gordon. “My Small Personal Interplanetary Teleporter”
Thank Gord I didn’t need an explanation for that one thinks Merv as he returns to the bar and pours some more pints for Gordon.
“Well go and see my brother Mick, down the road and round the corner at Mick’s Auto Mechanics and Florist Shop, just between Rosie’s and Glenda’s” says Merv.
“I didn’t know you had a brother” says Gordon as he downs yet another glass canoe.
Nah, me neither thinks Merv but then again I don’t write this shit either.
Gordon downs his last pint and his two servings of wedgies with extra herring and
Vegemite sauce and heads down the road and round the corner to Mick’s Auto Mechanics and Florist shop although the road seems to be acting funny, it’s swaying all over the place making it difficult for Gordon to step forward on every occasion. Maybe I should have had seven pints thinks Gordy, these planets in the Milky Way are trouble.
Gordon enters the foyer at the workshop to be greeted by a lovely display of petunias, orchids and lilies. No one is in attendance so he rings the bell on the counter.
A man appears in overalls and a sweaty face. “Yes, how may I help you?” says the man.
“Hey” says Gordon “you’re Merv in a set of overalls and some water chucked on your face to look like sweat”
“Look, I’m playing my identical twin brother Mick as Emmjay has said to cut down on
production costs so just go along with it, okay? Extra casts means extra expense, get it!” asserts Mick or Merv whoever.
“Hmm, well I need my gizmo fixed and your identical twin brother sent me here to get it fixed” blasts Gordon thinking maybe he should of had eight pints. “Don’t have any other brothers do you?”
“Not sure yet till we get to the end of the story” replies Mick. “Lilies are on special you know.”
“Fuck lilies, can you fix my gizmo?” says Gordon wishing for another pint and handing over his SPIT. Don’t ya just hate people who spit.
“Um, probably, it will be costly” replies Mick as he takes the gizmo from Gordon. Mick looks at the bottom of the device and notices that the on/off switch is in the off position and switches it back on and hands it to Gordon. “That’ll be $500 fanks.”
Haven’t we all be there at some stage.