the absolute best
was a place in south of sydney near san sousi
its called pauls ,
and all it did was sell hambugers
but paul wasa funny bastard ,
so 2 things ,
one he married a famous opera singer , what was funny about that ?, well he was just a local chippy and she was this very posh or so we thought rich girl ,
but after a couple of yrs when paul would not travel with her to shows as he had his "punters "to feed
she did the opposite ,
she donned the apron and worked his till .
the comprimise was
12 to 2 and shut 5.pm to 7. then shut
they didnt need the money
but paul needed to be well himself , and she loved him
so the line at pauls at lunch was like maccas on a big day same for tea .
and he had 5 helpers but only he was allowed on the grill
paul got sick , the place didnt open , paul went to london with his wife for a concert , the place didnt open .
paul went into state with the mrs itdidnt open .
but when it did , it was jam packed , such a nice couple when the line was so big
paul would yell "honey , give em a tune or 2 " sorry people with you in a min
pauls was where i was introduced to opera ,
because the lady with the big bee hive and the big t......s behind the cash registar
was not too proud to say" sure darlin why not , poor buggers gonna be here a nother 20min" .
and into it she would go
nearly blow your eardrums out .
absolute stunning , this occurance happend many times while iwas there
and my order was always 2 burgars in the morning shift 2 in the nite .
and a concert every 3rd day .
i was like 21 or 22 then and now i am 50 so you can see what an impression these 2 lovely people had on me , but nothing like my favourite song which she burned into my mind one nite
and it was a saturday .
some jerk at the back of the line was yellin cant you sing anything else , other than that shit .
obviously a new customer , now paul flew around from the grill , and his wife caught his arm
and said its ok honey .
and she burst into unaccompanied , the best rendition of beast of burden i have ever heard and will ever likely to
mick jagger would never sing it again if he heard this nightingale with the force 5 voice
belting it out .
and when she finnished
i had my favourite song , and then as she drew a standing ovation ,
paul had snuck around
to the line
and just belted this bloke , and he too got a standing ovation
and as he walked back around the counter putting his apron back on ,
"well i think he will remember who his beast of burdon was tonite , sorry honey .but a mans women dont have to here that "
oh the 2nd thing
well the hambugar ingredients was
paul said it cant be a hambuger if it isnt ham, so you could get a beef burger but it had ham on it
you could get a hamburger but it had ham
and his cheese burger was just that cheese burger . no ham or beef
but you could not get a beef burger at pauls for all the money in sydney ,
but you could get a smile , and a" how she going mate" , and if you were lucky a song .