When I see one of my neighbors I (almost) always say hello and offer up some other sort of perfunctory remark. See, I’ll never know when, in a time of need, I’ll need a cup of sugar (or something like that). Perhaps I’ll never need sugar, but you get the idea. Such behavior would have been a good idea for George Bowman of Arboarth.
Bowman really wanted to watch the Glasgow Rangers’ victory over Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. He thought he could watch with his neighbor, but the neighbor wasn’t down. He knocked not one, not two, not three, but four times on four different occasions to be let in to no avail. Why he couldn’t watch on his own I don’t know. That would have been easier, right? Well then it got interesting, as described by Bowman’s lawyer.
“His neighbour did his best to ignore the repeated visits but eventually called the police and, ironically, it was on his final visit that he decided to take two butter knives with him as an ill-considered mock threat and had the door opened to him by police officers.”Did I mention that Bowman was drunk? Maybe the proposed 30 cent tax on beer should be extended from California to the UK as well. Never mind that. It was just butter knives, after all.
I guess the silver lining is that while Bowman spent the night in jail and didn’t watch the game, at least his team won without his support. That has to help...right?