For those who do not listen to the ‘Today’ programme on Radio 4, this is English humour at its best.
Right at the end of a programme recently, there was a discussion about the obscene cost of entry into Premiership football games, the cheapest price of £60 and £100 per game is not uncommon.
An older chap being interviewed said he could recall many years ago arriving at the turnstiles (it was probably West Ham United): “That will be ten quid, mate”.
“What?!” the old chap said “I could get a woman for that!”
The guy on the turnstile retorted, “Not for 45 minutes each way with a brass band and a meat pie in the interval, you wouldn’t!”
As the pips sounded on the hour, the presenter John Humphries, could be heard in the background in stitches.