And posing for the camera while sitting on the karzy
, I did wonder if my career had gone down the pan.
Look at the stadium now -it was a karzy
when I first arrived.
I was not voting to flush 1,000 years of history down the euro karzy
. I was not voting to ditch the pound.
But shortly after we left Providence, the locking system on the karzy
doors suddenly broke (so unsuspecting grannies were being surprised in mid-stool) and the heaters were switched off, even though there's deep snow outside.
Just as their military machine now ignores the view of men like Norman Schwarzkopf, who believes talk of a swift blitz on Baghdad which topples Saddam with few civilian deaths is as nonsensical as their belief that flattening Afghanistan would catch Osama bin Laden on the karzy
with his kecks down.
And quite right, because who wants to enter a public karzy
and hear what sounds like two asthma victims enjoying a wine-tasting in an adjacent cubicle?
There was nothing pretentious or stuffy about him, and I remember that he was so informal that he even insisted on continuing our conversation while he went to the BBC karzy
. So it was that I found myself discussing the inspiration behind his memorable score for Bridge Over The River Kwai while pointing Percy at the porcelain.
What to read on the karzy
(I could get a PhD on the contents of a Domestos bottle, the number of times I've read the label).