Roman Lady

Grey Moon – Thursday (ep. 37)

Just then, a lady dressed as a Roman walked into the bar.

Reala sighed. “Can I help?”

The lady held up two fingers at Reala.

“Piss off to you too!” cried Reala.

“I just want five pints,” grinned the lady.

“Bloody thespians,” sighed Reala. “Always making a scene.”

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37 thoughts on “Roman Lady”

  1. Total recall of an old chestnut: What does this mean (holding up a hand with only two fingers extended – any fingers, that is)? A carpenter ordering a drink for four of his friends and himself. 😀

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  2. Haaaaaa! Awesome!
    This one gave me a little challenge. I am familiar with the British “flicking the v’s” part and I looked up how the term “thespians” is used in English but it took me ages until I had figured out how “flicking the v’s” goes together with ordering five pints instead of two… ‍♀️
    I guess I was stuck to a scene of Terry Pratchett’s “The Colour of Magic”:

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  3. Feeling extra clever today are we? Love it!! And although I’m American I got all the references immediately. I guess my admiration of all cultures non-American is showing. (Almost said un-American, which is not quite the same thing somehow.) It’s extremely dangerous to use any kind of hand gestures in a country whose culture you’re unsure of. Though unless you know the language it’s the way it is. Glad most everyone on earth has some sense of humor.

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    1. Haha, yup. Most of my adult life I have worked with non-Brits. A thumbs up in Africa is often not an acceptable hand gesture haha! I’m told it’s not good in Greece or Iran either.

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