A ‘Larry David mo­ment’ — which wins a DVD set

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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 edi­to­rial@thejc.com 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

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