#3 Rustic ~ 'Why does everything have to be described as being "rustic". Can't we think of a different adjective to describe things? Rustic cars, rustic signs, rustic houses, etc.' Hearing him say this, we asked Mr Griffs, what word would he prefer to use instead? After mulling it over for a minute Mr Griffs replied, 'On second thought, rustic is a pretty good word.'
A line from Never Assume, the first story in The Absurd Tales of Mr Griffs series. In this scene, Steve Moran, Mr Griffs' difficult neighbour, reaches his breaking point when he realises that his only remaining suit has been ruined. Unlike Mr Griffs, who couldn't care less about what he wears, Steve values the power and authority that comes from being dressed in designer clothes.
| Steve hesitantly looked down at his filthy suit. He began to hyperventilate. 'This is just too much. I don't have any more suits. What am I going to wear to work?' The thought that he would have to go into work without wearing a suit was a reality he couldn't face. There was nothing left for him to do. He had to call in sick - he had no choice. |
'The World Through the Eyes of Mr Griffs', features Mr Griffs' eccentric mannerisms and unique outlook on the world. Anything from his views on different mushroom varieties to the annoying sound clocks make when they tick.
#2 Boats - Mr Griffs might have a Northern English accent but he was actually born on a boat on international waters. His favourite thing about boats is catching the breeze through his tousled white hair and even through his baggy shirt. According to Mr Griffs you just don't get this when you're travelling on an airplane.
In this scene Steve Moran confronts Mr Griffs about his part in the mysterious holes that have been showing up in Steve's garden.
| Mr Griffs was about to ask him about his choice of attire when Steve butted in. ‘The turkeys should be here any moment.’ Mr Griffs was still unaware that Steve had figured out his ruse from the night before. He had assumed that Steve would be too busy with his clothing issues to solve the mystery about his garden. ‘Really? You don’t say. I had no idea that bush turkeys liked nuts. There you go Steve, you taught me something for once,’ Mr Griffs lied. |
All Things Griffs
Mr Griffs leads a peaceful life. Or so he claims to. He lives on a quiet street, Pickle Mouse Crescent, in the idyllic town of Cornville. Yet for some reason, Mr Griffs always manages to find trouble. Or does trouble find him?