The A Team
by, May 9, 2012 at 01:11 PM (690 Views)
Poor old Mr Reallymatters!
His latest Phil Dunphy-esque attempt at“getting-down-with-the-kids” back-fired horribly last night over dinner! Will this man ever learn?
Dad “Did you do anything nice at school today?”
Rachel “Music was pretty good. I’m learning to play The A Team on the piano!”
Dad “Wow! That's pretty cool! I’d love to be able to do that!”
He then adopts a rather suspect American accent and quotes this loudly, word-for-word, leaving us all somewhat speechless….
“ In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem - if no one else can help - and if you can find them - maybe you can hire: The A-Team”
Rachel “What on EARTH are you talking about Dad?”
He then starts a rendition of the opening music at the top of his voice…
“Da da da….da da daaaa….da da da….da da da daaaa….da da da….da da da da daaaa!”
Rachel “Dad….I’m talking about Ed Sheeran!”
Dad “Ed WHO?”
Rachel "Where HAVE you been Dad?"
Me (peering out over my specs disapprovingly ) "Oh if I had to guess I'd say about......1983?!"
And all is suddenly quiet at the table....but for the clattering of cutlery....and the sound of the tumbleweed slowing rolling by outside the window on the early evening breeze....
Love Alma xxx