Tag Archives: Coke

Bad manners at Loughborough University graduation ceremony, and countryside iPhone thieves (Rousse)

Dressed in a pale green, silk-cotton mix, short-sleeved summer tunic, SC criticised me for drinking Diet Coke, the pattern that my food left on my plate half way through a meal, and eating in front of her. I considered her … Continue reading

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Addicted to diet Coke (Rousse)

BB was so fond of his fridge that he carried it everywhere he went on campus – even though all it contained was a single can of diet Coke.

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A spiked drink victim (Rousse)

TPR was very unhappy with our new life in London. I tried to sell it to him by showing him the sights at weekends, but he was not to be converted. Walking through Kensington one day, TPR quickened his pace. … Continue reading

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Lonely Rousse does a runner

I sat in the crowded pub hoping that someone would notice that I was on my own and strike up a conversation with me. Nobody made a move – not even the couple next to me, despite my attempts to … Continue reading

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Cycling academics, poor publishing standards, diet Coke rations, a farewell disco, and stiletto heels (Rousse)

I cycled to work to mark the last day of operation of Queen Margaret’s Corstorphine campus. Many other Edinburgh academics did the same, discussing the poor standard of journal submissions as they rode the route. Because it was such a … Continue reading

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Coke addict gives herself away with a tap to the nose (Rousse)

I thought I was doing well at the training session where we were learning how to turn exam papers into comedy performances: my multiple choice questions were hilarious. What a shame that nobody else shared my sense of humour. After … Continue reading

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Fish and lamb (Rousse)

P and SM had secretly amassed a vast collection of enormous glug jugs, now displayed with pride in their sitting room. Some hung from from hooks, and the rest were arranged higgledy piggledy on a high shelf. I particularly admired … Continue reading

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