Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Wit of the Staircase



L’espirt d’escalier – which I’m told is the posh way of describing the thought of what you should have said, that you have as you close the door or walk down the stairs.

See what I should have said in reply to odious man’s refusal to drop the patronising terms on the basis of "it’s the way I was brought up to speak where I come from", was:

"Where I was brought up, we call people like you wankers, but I’ll try not to use the term to your face if you’d rather I didn’t…"

3 comments:

sally said...

Yes!!! 30 love.....

Caroline said...

oh go on sweetie, name and shame!

Emma said...

Hmm, it's alright, this esprit d'escalier except for the fact that it's usually three hours, several miles (and at least one large glass of something) too late.