S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Just-in-time knowledge

A very exciting thing (for me - also a very trivial thing -) happened at dinner tonight after the BSFA meeting. In conversation with four British men, a question came up to which I knew the answer - and I only knew it thanks to having idly browsed the Life in the UK booklet last week. I had no previous certainty that browsing for this exam might ever again me Actually Relevant Trivia!

Note that I was the only non-British person there.


On the way home on an already crowded train, we pull into Holborn, where the massed throngs of humanity are waiting to board. Someone on my carriage called out, ‘Here come our new friends!‘
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