Un Morso

A bite in Italian hence the english word morsel. Ho morso I have bitten ha morso he has bitten and didn’t he just.

It has of course led to a spat of funny things on the net :

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and the way we should expect him to turn out on the first day back at Liverpool as long as you believe as I do that Liverpool who have ” built the team around him ” will do nothing about this

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He certainly brought a new meaning after missing one goal to the expression a second bite of the cherry.

I don’t have the answer but has a Spanish speaking referee sent a Spanish speaking player off in this World Cup yet ? What fun that the Mexican referee last night has the nickname Dracula. You couldn’t write a script like that could you.

Whilst twitter is abuzz with the bite issue and the red card the Italian press to be fair are more focussed on the team and their lack of success. They point to the Costa Rica game and the lack of flair or adventure shown.

I was impressed that both the Italian manager and the head of the Football Association  offered their resignations this morning based on the results.

They have yet to be accepted but it shows a willingness to accept blame for failure unlike the England lot who did a lap of honour with the team at the end of their game last night.

Wouldn’t it be equally nice if Mr Suarez did the same unlike on the previous occasions  he has bitten players when apologies were pried out of him.

I forgot to tell you that yesterday at the beach I did venture into the sea. Not for long it was cold not just refreshing but cold. The rather early autumn storm last week has clearly stirred up the water. June is going out like it came in cloudy and wet by the looks of it. The Met boys are trying to talk up early July and let’s hope they are right for the sake of the tourist industry.

The market in Martina Franca had plenty of foreign tourists wandering about looking a tad confused in the cloudy drizzling weather. My olive and lupini man was doing a roaring trade offering samples to them as they passed by and reaping the reward with orders for most types he was letting them try.

Normally Italian customers rarely ask if they might taste an olive. they stretch out and pick one from the bucket. Most have a couple , give their opinion and wander on in search of other things to try.

I watched in Auchan the big supermarket chain here a guy and and his wife move along the range of table grapes on offer and take two or three from each bunch. Neither bought a thing but while she checked out the cherries he returned and had a real go at them. They weren’t alone either. Most Italians treat the supermarket like a market stall and help themselves.

They also happily unpack things on offer. Those offers at Lidl like the food mixers or kettles for example are always opened and often parts are missing. It is essential when buying stuff in a box that you check the contents as most Italians think nothing of finding a part missing from their box when the get home and returning to the store, going to the shelf and opening another one and taking the missing part. This is because there is no customer service desk in most larger stores so hard luck the  purchaser of the last box !

Well like Suarez I’m out for a bite tonight but hopefully mine is more tasty than Chiellini’s shoulder.

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There not going to stop are they.

See you tomorrow.

Well I’m out for a bite to eat tonight so can’t dally

 

 

About hereinpuglia

Retired to Puglia after some 40 years in the travel industry working for P&O Lines, British Airways, Alamo rent-a-car,Abercrombie&Kent, owner of Quest Tours and Travel and finally Thomas Cook. Married to Geraldine we now have a small house with too much land near the town of Martina Franca in Puglia. Two kids one married and living in Hong Kong and the other single and living in London. No dogs, no cats no animals.
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