I had a delightful conversation with a man outside the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh today who is exactly the opposite of the target audience for Can You Dig It? We got chatting because I was drinking a can of ginger beer. He thought it was real beer and that I was downing alcohol at 11am. He was Swiss and called Dominic. Here is how our conversation went after we had discussed ginger beer and I confirmed it was non-alcoholic and that I'm not some kind of lush.
Me: So are you here to see the Garden? It's lovely. Dominic: Gardens bore me to death. Me: Oh. Dominic: My girlfriend loves them. For me, going round a garden is like being tortured. Me: Oh. Well, if our show wasn't sold out today then you could have come and seen some comedy instead. Dominic: I hate comedy. Me: Oh dear. Our show is a comedy show about gardening. Don't bother booking a ticket. Dominic: I don't like going to see shows. Me: Well, you've come to Edinburgh at the right time then. What do you like? Dominic: Sleeping.
This makes Dominic sound nasty but actually he was incredibly charming and funny. When I told him it was a bit of an uphill walk to the town centre he said: "I am Swiss. I walk up mountains all the time. It is nothing to us."
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