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Vintage Rovers

In Tavistock yesterday, we parked near an array of elderly cars.  Not, on the whole, ancient cars - cars about my age, or perhaps 10 years older.

I was delighted to see that one of the two elderly Rovers had a number of Werther's Original sweets on the dashboard.  If I were writing fiction and included one of those Rovers, I'm not sure I would have the nerve to include Werther's Original, it would seem just too much.  I immediately rushed over to the other Rover to check it for Werthers.  Sadly there were none - but even better, there was a tin of pipe tobacco, and a wooden pipe!  

Sometimes it's nice to have your expectations confirmed. 

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ladyofastolat
6th Jun, 2010 20:18 (UTC)
Don't you think that it was all a little bit too perfect, and is probably the front for a gang of diamond smugglers who've made a base of operations in a disused tin mine?

Our visiting German folk dancers brought us some bags of Werther's Originals, telling us they were made just a few dozen miles from their home. This surprised me, since I have such a strong association of old-fashioned Englishness with them, that I'd never realised they were actually German.
philmophlegm
6th Jun, 2010 20:34 (UTC)
Werther's Originalenreichstoffeee!

Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Toffee!
king_pellinor
6th Jun, 2010 21:19 (UTC)
Made by Storck, I believe, a German company that owns Bendick's of Mayfair (erstwhile client of mine).
puddleshark
7th Jun, 2010 15:23 (UTC)
If there were tartan travelling rugs present as well, then it was almost certainly smugglers..
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