My grandfather who worked at Navigation colliery, Crumlin, was known as Billo Top Note for his singing (in)ability. At other times he was Kettlehead because of the way his bald head would steam in cold weather when he removed his cap. I also have an uncle who was nicknamed Cabbage - I presume after his naivety or 'greenness' at some point in his life.
Recommendation: If you have been allocated a room in a hotel on the 9th floor, and returning from dinner with bursting bladder you remember that you left your magnetic card - the one that unlocks your door - inside the room itself, going down nine floors to explain the situation and coming back up again in this condition is not a very satisfactory state of affairs.
(Gustavo's comment: I didn't follow my own advice)
Office Worker 1 (40’s, female):It’s St Swithin’s Day today, 15th July, and it’s raining – that means we’re going to have rain for another forty days...
Office Worker 2 (50’s, female):What a load of rubbish that saying is – it’s just an urban myth.How can you believe such an arbitrary piece of information?How could it rain for 40 days just because it rained on a nominated day?
Office Worker 1:Well I believe it, I’ve seen it happen and...
Office Worker 2:(Interrupting) Anyway if you want rain or a change of weather, it’s best to go to the Christian calendar.Where I come from there’s San Isidro, the patron saint of agriculture. He regulates the rain, so if you want the rain to stop you should pray to him.
Sincere young woman (33): I really don't know why he puts up with me - because I can't cook, I take all our washing to the laundromat and I'm always in a bad mood... but he's lovely and I look after him...
(Gustavo's first comment - perhaps she looks after him like Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes did in the film Misery, so he won't escape?)
(Gustavo's second comment - and she wasn't pretty or even had big knockers...)