The Thompsons on Bonfire Night, Squid Game and COP26

Interview: Jared Wilson
Friday 05 November 2021
reading time: min, words

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Bonfire Night
Normally we’d all meet up for a few drinks and go and watch the display at the Forest Rec. But it’s not happening this year again, is it? So we’re having fireworks at home and a small bonfire. A handful of friends are coming around to celebrate with us. We’re going to get hold of some of that toffee that pulls your teeth out and serve up hot soup and chicken legs. We’ve not done it like this for years. It should be marvellous.

Squid Game
We don’t know what that is, but there was a bloke at school who we used to call Squid. Is it a TV show? Hmmm. We prefer watching shows like M*A*S*H and The Likely Lads. We watched Bangers and Cash the other day too and we quite liked that. Our TV is so old that we still rely on a TV aerial. We were watching Who Do You Think You Are? with Judi Dench the other day and it just went blank half way through.

It’s that climate conference in Glasgow, right? Good on them. We like to do our bit and we’re quite up for getting an electric van. We need to wait for them to come down a bit in price though. Can they not just put catalytic converters into every exhaust known to man? Put them on top of every chimney on every building. Society today just seems so wasteful. Too many people waste too many things - including food. When we go for a meal we always finish it. 

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