SIGIA-L Mail Archives: [Sigia-l] challenging [cheese]
[Sigia-l] challenging [cheese]
not to be critical,
but in the interest of this particular topic thread and with respect
to the inviolable hilarity of pythonalia,
i could not let this stand quite as it was:
the sketch is such that after beginning, and after the customer has
been guessing for some time,
the shop owner *attempts to offer* some cheesy comestible suggestions
- but the customer insists
that he is keen to guess, and continues to inquire. the customer
never asks the proprietor to
offer a suggestion.
cheese guess follows cheese guess, all without satisfaction.
when the shop owner finally admits that he is deliberately wasting
the customer's time,
the customer shoots him.
draw what analogous conclusions you may.
(episode 33, season 3)
by the way, the skit was written with a theasurus only. check roget's
entry for 'cheese.'
>At 20:48 -0700 30/08/2004, Dwayne King wrote:
>I don't know if there are any Monty Python fans out there, but when
>I read this post I was immediately reminded of one of the Flying
>Circus skits. A guy walks into a cheese shop and asks for a couple
>of different cheeses, for each one that he asks the response is
>always that they're out of that kind of cheese for one reason or
>another. So the guy eventually asks the shop keep to pick one out
>for him. The response is that they have too many kinds for the shop
>owner to pick it out and that the client should just let him know
>what he wants. This is followed by an agonizing list of cheeses
>that, of course, they are all out of. While I'm sure the senior
>person on your team is well intentioned, I personally would become
>quite frustrated if I went through the process of selecting a
>product only to be told that I can't have it. If I tried twice I'd
>become irritated. Three times, I'd be down right angry.
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