14 February 2018

BCSA "Get to Know You" Social (February 2018)

After missing January's British Czech and Slovak Association (BCSA) "Get to Know You" Social due to an unwanted business trip to Calgary it was good to be back in the groove in February.

The regular second-Wednesday slot happened to fall on Valentine's Day but that did not deter a healthy number of people from choosing to spend the evening in a group rather than a couple.

There were several of the regulars there, including myself obviously, and it was good to have the opportunity to catch up with Ruzena, Richard and Colin.

It was also good to see a couple of semi-regulars, Mirek and Veronika, who had not been for a while. One of them had last been there just after the Brexit vote, I do not know how Ruzena remembers things like that, and that started the evening off with one of our regular topics.

After that the conversations went all over the place; somehow we spent a long time talking about driverless car with the young computer professional making the case for human drivers and a trio of oldies arguing for robots to do all the work.

Somehow we got on to a possible maximum age for driving which led to the reasonable suggestion of having a maximum age for voting. That could have stopped Brexit!

At one point Ruzena produced some hand cream, which several of us used, and that changed the direction of conversation.

Along the way I had a few pints of Pilsner Urquell to drink and the now mandatory smazeny syr to eat.

It may not have been a traditional Valentine's Day celebration but it worked for me.

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