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Saturday, 14 April 2012

False alarm

So, Spain open as usual after easter. Arrived at guitar class to find Jordi trying to switch the building's alarm system off...which turns out to be impossible. Sit down to start class and his mobile phone rings. Head of music school ringing to find out if the alarm is still ringing. Mobile phone gets cut off. Mobile phone rings again. Head of school ringing back to see if alarm is still ringing (it is). Class starts again. Door bursts open and two six foot eight uniformed policemen barge in.
"Sorry," says Jordi, "can't turn the fooking alarm off."
"Fook," say the policemen.
"Do you know how to turn it off?" asks Jordi.
"Fooked if we know," the policemen answer. "No trouble here then?"
"No," Jordi replies.
"Oh hey," The taller of the two tall policemen says as he peers at the music stand..."Astor Piazzolla...Ausencias...Isn't Piazzolla fantastic!"
"Yes," Jordi agrees..."Erm...the alarm?"
"Sorry," the policemen burble into their radios as they leave. "Shall we shut the door to the street as we leave?"

12 comments:

Purpletreebird said...

I wish I'd been there, sounds funny! I haven't had my guitar out of its case since my last lesson a few weeks ago, behind on reading blogs, behind on doing anything painty, oh dear my life needs an overhaul! I hope to rectify that today. Love the new pics Rosie :)
Jess xx

Rosie said...

Jess:I can't imagine you not being in a painty mood! I am sure Spring will bring waking-up mode. Mine hasn't kicked in yet either...but the seedlings are growing in the garden!

Lo said...

Love the story, but even more I love yur illustration....it brightened my whole day.

Rosie said...

Lo. Good, because you always make my day better too.

Rog said...

Do the Spanish Police really say "Fook"?

Did they pick it up from the Sandfookers?

Rosie said...

Rog: Swearing in Spain is not only rampant but used as terms of affection. If it was literally translated it would sound like Alloa on a friday night. I'm allowed to say that. I'm almost a native.

mig bardsley said...

So did you all retune your guitars and play something extremely modern?

Rosie said...

mig: I didn't think of it. I'll suggest it next week when it will still be ringing...

Christopher said...

This is very exciting. I hope your alarm is tuned to concert A?

Rosie said...

Christopher. Or the concert be flat...

Christopher said...

That's very sharp of you. Is it natural or merely accidental?

Rosie said...

Hmm..I'll need a rest at the very minum to think about that. Crochety subject.