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We arranged to meet for an after work drink and watch the third day of the re-arranged test at the ARG at a pub somewhere in north Surrey.
I drove from my office to my friend’s office. I turned off the A3 too early but eventually found my way to Waitrose, where I took advantage of their two hours free parking.
I entered my friend’s office, whereupon all of his work colleagues promptly left. I put this down to coincidence.
He had a foam rugby ball and two plastic pigeons on his desk.
We looked at the score on Cricinfo and decided it was almost tea.
We then found a pub that was showing the match on a plasma screen without commentary. The pub had uncomfortably high seats and we were sat at such an angle that we couldn’t see the TV very well.
My friend had three pints of ale and I had three halves of Coke, as I was driving. We discussed what he should do about a girl who keeps asking him to go to the ice hockey with her, but he doesn’t really like her.
When England declared we took separate trips to the toilet and then watched two overs of the West Indies innings before heading off.
I drove my friend home and then got lost on the way back, listening to TMS on the radio.