YOU know that old saying: “Waiter there’s a fly in my soup”? Here’s an Aussie twist to it. This cartoon was first published in the good ol’ Bulletin (God bless its soul), and reproduced in a swag of newspapers at the time… I reckon it’s a little beauty, typifying the quick whit of barmen, while also reflecting the important value for money and the even more importance of a well-poured beer to an over-taxed customer… A ripper, I reckon…
ANOTHER OF THESE GROUCHERS!
Customer: “There’s a dead fly in this beer.
Barman: “You can’t tell me that. It was swimmin’ strong a few seconds ago”
– The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (South Australia) Wednesday 27 February 1929