The word motto has been hanging around for a couple of days. First I paid a visit to the Prince's Motto in Barrow Gurney, a remarkable pub which has enough quirks to keep you in quirks for a while. The car park spaces are marked with the names of the regulars. I thought they'd misspelled an abbreviation for 'disabled' but I had parked next to Des's space. Brilliant.
You see few original signs over pub doors but we liked this one:
In case of fire
Pay your bar bill
Then run like hell
Good beer and nice, simple food.
But secondly, we have a new game in staff meetings. When someone says something which, once dragged screaming out of context would be an alarming thing to admit to actually meaning, someone else will shout, 'That should be our motto.' Yes, our staff team is developing a sense of fun and personality. Don't worry. I'll put an end to it.
Today's motto offerings:
Sometimes better isn't right
Many things brilliantly done aren't worth doing
If I'm going down I'm taking you with me
I expect this will continue.