BPG= Blonde Party Guest
BPG1: So I was at this party in Battersea…
BPG2: Who’s party? I know some people who live there.
BPG1: Chloe Jones’.
BPG2: Ohmygod! You have got to be joking! I know her!
BPG1: No way on earth! You know Chloe?
BPG2: Yes, yes I do! We used to work together at the PR company.
BPG1: That’s unbelievable! I met her on holiday in the Seychelles.
Come to think of it when we were there she bumped into someone she went to school with.
It’s such a small world!
BPG3: Well, not really.
BPG1: Excuse me?
BPG3: I’m just saying the world’s actually quite big.
Do you know any Armenians? No? No?
I think what you’re actually trying to say is that your world is very small.
BPG2: I beg your pardon?
BPG3: Well, this Chloe character, for instance. I’m just guessing here but is she an educated, professionally successful, posh, white woman- somewhat like us?
BPG3: Did she go to Bristol University and does she drive a 4 x 4 and shop at Waitrose? Do her parents live in Gloucester? Has she got a black labrador?
Is she blonde?
BPG2: This is ridiculous.
The dog’s a labrador/retriever mix.
BPG3: OK, I over-reached but I think you can see what I’m getting at here.
You didn’t realise you mutually know a Greek ferry driver or a Bolivian journalist.
That could make a better argument for a smaller world.
BPG1: Who are you, anyway? We don’t even know you.