Monday, 23 February 2009

Mannerless, Bordering on Assault


For the last time Mr Brown:

You do not hold still the person you are greeting by gripping her by the shoulders of her dress.

You do not kiss her so stop it NOW with the lip rearrangement.

You do not close your eyes.

What you do is allow your cheek to align with hers, but not touch, once, both sides of the face - or more with the French - and shake her hand. Remember? Like you shook Mrs Brown's hand after your speech at the last Labour Conference?

Most important of all, try to avoid causing the Chancellor of Germany to laugh in your face.

4 comments:

gyg3s said...

"An unwanted kiss may be a battery: R v Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall ex p CEGB [1982] QB 458, 471." as quoted by Tugendhat J in KD v Chief Constable of Hampshire [2005] EWHC 2550 (QB)

it's either banned or compulsory said...

What an embarrassing clown that man is.
Please tell me where to get some software that will filter out all these horrifying images of him.

Bill Quango MP said...

Human Gargoyle alert.
Its not as if she even likes him.

dearieme said...

I can't bear all this kissy-huggy stuff. I suppose one must tolerate the shaking of hands but on this matter I prefer the solution of Geo. Washington - a slight bow.