Mauritius Hash House
Hash 422 19th September 2004
The Hash with the splash.
A puddle somewhere near Curepipe
Dodocop – the Bringer of Rain
Christine, Des and
Rained. Shone. Rained. Shone. Rained some more, then drizzled a bit. It was like going through the hot-wash and rinse cycle over and over again. Some of us finished the hash 3 sizes smaller then when we started. It was more a select band today, as many were preparing for a wedding. We had a long old slog round the fields reaching right out to the motorway. Given the rather miserable weather it was a good job that there was a bunch of beer the other end to look forward to. Good to see a number of old familiar faces returning.
The flour was not the only thing lost on this hash. The GM had left his voice somewhere on the trail, so Strong On, with a stentorian bellow sufficient to blow 4 men down, took over the task of conducting the Hash Circle with his usual stylish charm.
A recent re-count in the RA elections from a previous month has had the surprising result that Decoy is declared acting RA for the time being. How lucky was that?! (I am in the process of selling the vote-counting system to Dubya for use in those tricky hard-to-reach states.)
We celebrated this new appointment by showing what a friendly hash we are. All those who had completed this hash under the comfort and dryness of an umbrella were rewarded by being given a hug from one of our most huggable hashers -Jack, in the smelly blue. Jack was keen: they were less so!
As for down-downs: Jean-Marie suggested when he arrived that the Smelly Blue was not smelly enough! Ordinarily this would have got him the shirt straight off. He was spared this honour by the presence of the Hustler but his transgression did not escape the ear of the RA.
Scrungebucket has re-appeared. Not only did he reappear, but he ran…fast…when he’d supposedly retired from hashing due to a neck injury. Obviously been training! Fantastic to have him back, (especially as he brings Charlie) and a down-down to celebrate.
Tusha. Tusha was warned very gently that it was dangerous to point when standing directly in front of the RA. Undeterred she continued to point and compounded her sin by making a “nose-picking” gesture. Disgusting.
Strong On finally got his come-uppance: for all the times he has awarded down-downs to people for overtaking the RA without saying “Excuse me”...
Given to the Hustler because he was the only person there that Bush-eater knew well enough to tell his appallingly awful Australian joke.
Next Hash & Food
Etienne & Mireille
This is, barring miracles, Etienne & Mireille’s last hash in Mauritius for the foreseeable future. Come and make a sad occasion a still sad but an un-sober one!
Some other little Islanders from Isle of Wight are coming to Mauritius to sample some local delights. But when they’ve finished in Stardance, Rise, and the other clubs, they intend to do a bit of running around. There’s a programme of events circulating by e-mail and hand and word of mouth and any other way that Andy can think of to float something through the air…Ask Andy for details.