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Whirlwind Tour, Saddling up.

About then long–time member and 'real ed's' long–time friend Mark Kritz comes in – just in the nick of time for the club photo! He wasn't even aware that 'ed' was in New York – to tell you the truth, 'guest ed' wasn't aware of ed's plans either until perhaps a week before 'ed' left. Silly 'guest ed' offered to email 'ed' as if he was the only living link to him... must have been the chair and the temporary name similarities.

After the club photo, Mark, having many things to do that day, continues on his way – Dave and I return to the warmth of the café to 'up' – an action making more sense when preceded by 'warm' and 'pay' – and we bid our goodbyes until maybe next week. This is the last installment of 'guest ed', dear readers, so let me reassure you that things will be back to normal again from next week onwards with the return of (perhaps) sun–tanned ed. I'm not sure how the weather's been in New York now, but here's hoping that ed will tell you about it. Cheerio!

Chouette Schweppes
The Tip of the Week

The Café Metropole Club's About Page

This (second) patched–together club report pasted together by little more than inexperienced 'guest ed' may leave you expecting ... so please be sure to check in next week for less boo–hoos and even better and hopefully almost the same amount of writing. Under the spotlight behind the mystery some facts about the club are on the 'About the Café Metropole Club' page, with its very professional photos, chatty paragraphs and the confection of a membership card made of whatever weather you decide to bring from outdoors. You can join the club in any year containing at least 32 remaining 'Thursdays of the Week' left this year, except for the rare exceptions, mentioned above.

Where, How, Why Not, When, Who, What, Why, However did it happen?

Regular club meetings begin at 15:00 next Thursday and normally continue until 17:00 when members are present. These times, fixed in steel, are said in some lands to be 3 pm to 5 pm. Around somewhere else is not where meetings are held. Substitutes are rare. Bring yourself to the café La Corona. Come with a friend or relative. The folk in the rear of the big room is ze club, or more exactly, the club's only secretary.

Attend any meeting – by being at one or more. Pass a hour or two or a whole meeting with other club members pretty much like yourself. Real 'firsts' are welcome. True stories will get a hearing. Other stories will depend on your skill. Attending more than one club meeting per membership is cool.

Caution – you may have a personal passion for remaining unfindable via the Web. If so, be sure to inform the club's secretary that you prefer to be '404 – not found'graphic: club location map by Web search engines before becoming 'found' in one of these flaky club reports.

The 'ex–rules' that the club once had continue to be former. These rules were mostly nonsense, even if you can find them. Otherwise you may, in theory, learn that this club features unlikely stories that are pretty true sometimes, and never institutes new rules because members can't remember them.

Talking to other club members at meetings is fairy okay rather than optional. There are always some empty chairs, so sit – wherever you like. Lounging is okay too. Whatever you say will be truly appreciated by the other members present if there are any listening, and sometimes there are but not always – and if it should by pure chance be written here.

The café's location is:

Café–Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny – or – 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre–Rivoli, Pont–Neuf or Châtelet.
Every Thursday, from 15:00 to 17:00.

A bientôt à Paris
signature, regards, ric

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