Sunday, 9 August 2009

Experimenting with titles 2

Somewhere in the depths of my memory I knew there had been another episode of this childish endeavour. Sure enough, I recalled it (on the tube, where else?) and thought it would provide some further light reading for those who wish to 'improve' their status in life - if only it were so easy.

Anyway, a couple of years ago I went on a business trip with a colleague and my boss. To cut a long story short, I ended up having to book the flights, and... yes, you guessed it, I decided it would be amusing to give all of us some titles.

I was very demure and resorted to being a mere Professor on this occasion. Probably explains why I have now graduated to Countess.

The other two guys did not even realise what I had done until one was offered an upgrade. He thought he had struck it lucky but could not understand why the hostess kept calling him Lord So-and-So.

As for my boss, well he just thought I was going through a spiritual phase of some sort (he has had to put up with quite a lot over the years) as I kept on saying "Amen" at the end of any of our conversations. It wasn't until he was greeted as a Reverend by the passport control guy that the penny dropped.

In true bloke style they have conveniently forgotten this whole episode.


  1. I didn't know that could get you an upgrade! Maybe we should try that.

  2. That is just so funny... just up my alley. Must have a go at doing it on our next flight. Do occasionally like to have title at dinner parties. People suddenly become very interested in One. Oh, thanks for the giggle. Now, where is my tiara.


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