Monday, February 06, 2012

He still won’t admit he’s wrong

Did you know that I put a lot of what Dave says into the mouths of my fictional characters?

There is an exchange in BUT I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR THAT I LOVED YOU that comes straight from our sitting room:

They carried on watching Jessie Levine, and Jessie’s flatmate said to Jessie, “You make me a margarita, and I’ll make you a Sea Breeze.”

“What’s a Sea Breeze?” said Sol.

“A cocktail, of course.”

“Really? I thought it was a rissole.”

(Jessie Levine is a fictitious TV series, made up because David E Kelley Productions ignored my faxes asking for permission to quote from Ally McBeal, even though the scripts are freely available on the net.)

Well, last week when I  was cruising the drinks aisles in Sainsbury’s I noticed a bottle labelled Sea Breeze, so as soon as I got home I told Dave - “You see! I’m right! A Sea Breeze is a cocktail!”

“I refuse to be cowed. It is just as likely to be a product made by Captain Bird’s Eye.”

So I told him I’d put it on the blog and see if anyone agrees with him. I can tell you here – because Dave rarely reads my blog – that as well as being downright infuriating, there is something rather appealing about someone who sticks to their guns and won’t admit they’re wrong about something really, really trivial. But I am probably a bit weird (as well).


Anonymous said...

I can absolutely confirm that a Sea Breeze is a cocktail - vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice! I have enjoyed more than one in my time...Miranda

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Miranda! I'll have one next time I am in SF as a change from the maragaritas. I'm off to tell Dave!

Sue Hepworth said...

I've just told him and shown him your comment and he said "Hmmm....but you need to ask her if she is also aware of it being a rissole."