A MIDDLE-CLASS couple have informed you that they got the lamb for tonight’s dinner from ‘their’ butcher.
Susan and Rory Traherne said they ordered the rack of lamb two weeks ago, paid for it last week and collected it today from their butcher, who they strongly imply did it as a special favour to them.
Susan said: “Clive knows us, you see. He knows what we like.
“He’s not our only butcher – there’s a wonderful man we see at the farmers’ market who’s secured some very special cuts for us – but Clive is our absoute favourite.
“And he’s only five minutes’ drive from our fishmonger! So convenient.”
Guest Joanna Kramer said: “‘Their’ butcher? I’d like to see them call him that it to his face.”