28.3.07

Day 124 (week 26): Hail fellow, well met

After having been warned about ThirdSix yesterday, we were all gathered together this morning and formally introduced to him by HeadofChambers. Quite a few “More tea, vicar” moments as we moved from one awkward silence to another. To be fair (something I like to keep strictly to a minimum), he didn’t seem as awful on first impressions as we’d all like to imagine. Not the geeky swot I’d been expecting. Instead, he’s very much a “Hail fellow, well met” kind of hearty, rugby-playing type. Clubbable and extremely normal. Which is even worse really. BusyBody and Worrier only exacerbated the situation as they stood there salivating at this attractive new addition to the pupillage game. It was as if the name ThirdSix had become their scores for presentation in some ridiculous ‘Pupillage on Ice’ routine. Scorecards held aloft and showing all the sixes in rapturous approval, rather than some indication of his inherent badness. With all this going for him on top of his ridiculous qualifications, I can’t understand why he wasn’t taken on in his previous Chambers. Which is the question I need to be investigating a little more closely.

In the meantime, I got the requisite extension to my professional studies loan. £5,000 in all, not that I’m intending on spending anywhere near that on my little project with TopFirst. But it will always come in handy. Also did some research into hiring someone to play Ginny. Just so you know, even if I end up hiring a prostitute, she will be under strict instructions not to do anything with TopFirst. I aim to de-stabilise, not completely destroy. And anyway, there’s less scope for things to go wrong if I keep a tight hold on the parameters, so to speak. Either way, it doesn’t seem at all easy. I can’t very much just go and ring one of the numbers you see posted on one of those cards in the phone boxes. But where else do I go? First thoughts are for one of those “Test your boyfriend” agencies you read about in the papers. Where they send along some modelly type woman to chat up a boyfriend and see if he’s faithful.

As for the correspondence, TopFirst asked Ginny for a photo of herself today. So I shall have to start interviewing imminently.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

he's going to be harder to topple than topfirst you know!

willingandable said...

I'll play Ginny!

Anonymous said...

you're right to ask why he wasn't taken on elsewhere. might be very specific

Anonymous said...

like the idea of the score cards!

admirer said...

this is really fantastic babyb. keep the posts coming!

Anonymous said...

maybe you should advertise on the blog for someone to play ginny. seems you already have one volunteer!

Anonymous said...

According to the Sunday rags, Faria Alam is likely to be willing for £5k - At least she can get the England manager to score, so she must be worth a punt on Top First

Grays Inn Man said...

I reckon you're a junior tenant who went through all this last year. I don't believe you are a pupil at the moment.

Of course, if I'm guessing right, it means we know the end of the story...

Anonymous said...

and if required, i'll help BabyB choose the lucky lady to play the part!

willingandable said...

happy to assist BabyB as recompense for all these entertaining blogs...

Phil B. said...

Great blog- question, any chance of you making some reflections of your time on the BVC? just some 'backround' for us loyal readers?

Cheers, and great work.

Josephine Bloggs said...

BabyBarista you're slacking! I note that today is Friday 30th March and that your last post was made on Tuesday 27th... Is something amiss? Has all Hell broken loose?

Or has what goes around come around at long, long last and the wicked Iago got his just deserts?

jane martin said...

so what does top first look like anyway?