My mum’s friend Anna, who is lovely, seems to be totally capable of killing with kindness. As with all previous times we’ve met her, she makes us order lots of food whilst partaking in very little of it herself. She then forcibly attempts to pay for everything. She is usually successful as she is a masterful (and slightly frightening) bill fighter. See my previous HK diary for full details of this art. I was, I’m proud to say, able to best her at lunch today mainly due to

  1. her being sat on the inside – not prime bill fighting position
  2. Mum being sat next to her on the outside, providing physical (and I mean proper physical!) blocking manoeuvres.

But she got her own back at dinner after strategically placing two of us on the inside seats, so we were unable to snatch any incoming bills. Next time…!!

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