06 November 2008

Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

If you have the unfortunate luck of being a member of Facebook, might I recommend joining the group The Drones Club? Description:
The online homage to the gentlemen's club located in Dover Street, London, created by P. G. Wodehouse and frequented by Bertie Wooster, Bingo Little, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps, Oofy Prosser, Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright, Tuppy Glossop and many more - not forgetting George behind the bar.

A drone is a male bee that does no work, living off the labour of others, which aptly describes the attitude toward labour held by most of the rich, idle young men who are members of the Drones Club. But the drones have the most most important job in the hive--they impregnate the queen.
Oh, and don't bother requesting membership if you're female. The page has in all caps at the top: NO WOMEN ALLOWED--which any self-respecting Wodehouse-loving female knows is absolutely requisite to the establishment of any authentic (albeit virtual) Drones Club. In fact, I would most certainly lose respect for these chaps if they started allowing those of my gender in as a result of shrill, weepy calls for equality or some such nonsense.