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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weird find in Windsor

Went to Windsor Castle last week.

On the way out of the castle, after checking in about three gift shops on Her Majesty's premises, I mentioned to these men that there were no Windsor Castle floaty pens to be found anywhere.

They are in charge of taking back audio guides as visitors depart the castle. They also ensure that tourists behave themselves.

The man on the left shouted at some tourists to get out of the way when these soldiers marched past.

"Tourists think they are just for show," he said. "But they are working."

He also said: "I think you'll find some of those pens in the shop across the road."

The man next to him gave my friend and I a mint from the bag he's holding in his hand. He's got relatives in Winnipeg, he said.

We went across the road to a pub and then went into the shop. Lo and behold there were floaty pens made in Denmark:

It seemed weird that one of them was an Abbey Road Beatles pen, but I snapped one up anyway.