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WHY DO THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE?

By Pete Moore On March 9th, 2019

My village has a lovely cafe/coffee shop place. It’s a family business, very friendly, a nice spot to drop into. Cyclists like it. Local clubs use it for a refresher on weekend runs. I popped in for an hour this morning. Had a lovely bacon and egg bap and a large, strong coffee with my Kindle.

Then someone ruined it by coming in and asking for a “chai latte”. I thought I’d left all that ponciness behind in London. This is the countryside. If we can’t draw a line at new things here then all is lost.

12 Responses to “WHY DO THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE?”

  1. What constitute a ‘bap’ in Englandshire?

    This is the superlative breakfast invention for the Belfast poor from Master Baker and philanthropist, the mighty Barney Hughes:

    https://goo.gl/images/6QRKP2

  2. *constitutes

  3. I was in a bar here in Texas having a cold beer, and a lady walks up and orders a “pumpkin spiced tea with lemongrass”. The bartender said he was fresh out! This is fast becoming another state known as Texafornia!

  4. I still shiver recalling the great West Belfast avacado, lime & ginger tea famine of ’92.

    Terrible times.

  5. A bap is a large soft roll.

    It’s also slang for titties. I fondly recall the time I complimented my (American) friend Mary on her great baps at a BBQ she had. She had no idea what I was talking about, but she did present us with great baps.

  6. A different beast entirely from the original Belfast version, a large loaf sized soft bread roll with a burned hard, crusty outer shell. The breakfast staple of the Belfast working class for generations:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6729891.stm

    Delicious smothered with real butter and just about any other filling you choose. For the complete experience it should be washed down with a bucket of strong, sweet tea.

  7. // If we can’t draw a line at new things here //…

    … //with my Kindle.//

  8. Paul McMahon,

    A different beast entirely from the original Belfast version, a large loaf sized soft bread roll with a burned hard, crusty outer shell. The breakfast staple of the Belfast working class for generations:

    Interesting. Growing up in Liverpool, I was always used to baps being hard and crusty, (having the hard exterior). I remember my first job in st. Helens, I found the baps were soft and floury, as they are in the rest of Lancashire. It must be the Irish influence in Liverpool.
    I think Colm can have some fun with the wording of this post.

  9. Dave

    All I will say is that the only thing a couple of large tasty baps needs in between them is a big fat sausage 😱

  10. Colm always rises to the occasion, lol.

  11. I have to rise Charles because I don’t think I could sink any lower 😉

  12. Colm

    If you sunk any lower, you would need to dig a pit!

    😏