On Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:26:32 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John) Post by Rosalind Mitchell Post by Serena Blanchflower Post by Rosalind Mitchell Post by Serena Blanchflower
Not listening but gather Alice didnt go to funeral for flimsy reasons.
Just wondering if the Matt hit n run affair is linked to
 Improbably quickly, unless she had already been pretty drunk
before she started.
Didn't she consume quite a lot, on an empty stomach? (Being only a very
moderate drinker [I go months between, usually], I know little of the
timescales involved.) Plus, the wake was presumably telescoped for us -
i. e. the timescale was presumably _more_ than the - what, five minutes?
- we heard it in.
Post by Rosalind Mitchell Post by Serena Blanchflower Post by Rosalind Mitchell
I had the impression that Alice was pretty scunnered when she arrived.
That was my impression, as well. The rest of Ambridge seem to be
She was a bit loud, I agree, so you might be right.
Post by Rosalind Mitchell Post by Serena Blanchflower
accepting the more comfortable view that she got drunk after arrival.
I suspect this is over optimistic though.
As a, er, seasoned drinker I expect she's become quite adept at seeming
to be fine after the drinks she'd had beforehand. The ones she had at
the funeral tipped her over the edge.
I didn't think she was necessarily already drunk on arrival but was
upset at being so late. I wonder if something at work delayed her and
she was annoyed about that too. Drinking quickly and then getting
drunk as not eating does sound likely.
Now that everyone is so angry with her and that she has definitely
behaved badly I feel sorry for her. I think there was an important
point during the evening when she entertained Fallon and Harrison when
Chris urged her more than once to have a drink. She knew she needed to
have some time not drinking and he sabotaged that. I am not certain
but I think that was not the first time he encouraged her to have a
drink or drink more, for whatever reason. For him to then turn round
and scold her for it seems unfair to me.
Brian obviously knows his allowing pollution is partly to blame for
how unhappy Alice is, in that her project was scuppered because of the
publicity about it. His kindness to her and support and suggestion of
a job were partly to sooth his princess and partly guilt. His
treatment of Ruth was totally out of order and I hope she does find
something to his disadvantage. He is trying to bully her into not
doing the job she took on on Rorry's behalf.
Clarrie is a tigress, defending her young, Will and the children.
Otherwise I think politeness and natural deference would have let her
accept Alice's apology. Probably not doing so just now is good for
Alice. I never liked Will but he is currently not my least favourite
person because he took my advice and took Poppy to the funeral. I knew
it was the right thing. He also seems to be making a good effort at
Susan was nice to Clarrie because she feels maybe a bit responsible
for Alice as she's her daughter-in-law. No reason to but she feels it
reflacts on the family. On the other hand ..Horrobins :). I would
like Clarrie's lesson during Helen's project to lead to more pay and a
title better than Susan's :)
Shula is unreasonable because she should have let Snappy know ages ago
thaqt things were not right. Jill is right about that. They should
have been able to work on it together. She was never really that in
love as she had the side trip to Dr Locke. She wanted a nice safe
professional dad for Daniel.