A ‘Larry David moment’ — which wins a DVD set
This week’s cringe-worthy encounter, inspired by Curb Your Enthusiasm (on More4), comes from JC reader Laurence Klein, from Barnet, North London.
“I was in charge of organising the pre-season practice for my cricket club (‘nets’, as we call them in the trade), and I was phoning around the players who were due to go to the next session.
“The nets were in the cricket school at Lord’s, where the dresscode is strict. You’re not allowed to play there unless you are wearing cricket whites. One of the phone calls I had to make was to a new player, and after giving him the details about times and dates and where to go, as I wasn’t sure whether he knew the rule about clothing, I said to him: ‘And, most important, I must tell you that the nets are whites only.’ There was a silence from the other end of the phone — during which I remembered that this new player was black.” Email your embarrassing Larry David moments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to The JC, 25 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1JT. If they are too painful, we can withhold your name. We will send a set of Curb Your Enthusiasm DVDs if we publish your story
Embarrassed? Larry is too