I tried to make my peace with the world of sport today. I said aye to a Killie Pie. You see, I was shopping, buying my wine amongst other things, when I saw, facing me on a shelf, in a refrigerated cabinet, the edge of a small package. It said, on said edge, "Say AYE to a Killie Pie!" Obviously that sort of mnarketing finesse would only work on idiots. Or geniuses at the right moment. I examined the package further, and on the top, under the huge KILLIE PIE lettering was, in the same informal script as the legend I referred to previously, the strange phrase "Voted British Footballs Tastiest Pie!" Now, there are several strange things about that, some of which will not be apparent the way I have related them here. Firstly, although I put the legend on the edge in speech marks, as I was quoting the packaging, it was not actually in speech marks on the packaging itself. Despite the fact that it would have been appropriate to render it so. But the second one, the one on the top, which appears to be a simple statement of fact, is rendered in speech marks. As if it's not really true, but it's something someone said. Now, I believe that it is in fact true, it's just an inexplicable bit of design sloppiness. It also doesn't seem appropriate for all the words to be capitalised. But it's up to them, I suppose.
I remember, when I was young and went to some football matches because I hadn't decided that they were definitely rubbish yet, that the food was rubbish. Nasty pies. But strangely nice, maybe. Strange nasty nice liquid therein. Anyway, I was thinking, it's probably a lot better now. Anyway, isn't football all quiche lorraine and vol-au-vents nowadays? So, I said AYE.
The "Killie", by the way, refers to Kilmarnock, where the pies come from. It's nothing to do with murder. No more than any other meat pie, anyway. Anyway, the pie was alright. But it wasn't all that. I've had better pies. I'm almost tempted to go back to football for the food now - if this won an award, which it did, in 2006, perhaps the average British football pie is something akin to the nasty thing I recall from my childhood. Yum.
On the other hand, in 2007 it won "Fourth Best food item in European football", and I'm slightly interested in what else was placed that year.
that's all from me for now
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