Robert Hampton

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24th January 2007

Garçons without Garments

So there I was, on the train home, reading a Liverpool Echo article about the nudey waiter company, Butlers in the Buff (strictly for its journalistic importance, you understand).

There was a quote from employee Chris Evans, 24, from Crosby, who’s happy to whip his trousers off and serve horse-doovers to any random group of strangers who are prepared to pay and thinks it’s all a good laugh. I paused to consider for a moment and then realised (with the help of the accompanying picture showing him “at work”) that this is the same Chris Evans who was in the same year as me at school.

I didn’t really know him at all, but it was still very weird to come across a picture of him like that. Maybe I’m not in a position to criticise, but I expect people from my old school to become barristers, judges or chairmen of major financial institutions, not upmarket strippers.

Apparently he’s Mr October.

7 Responses
  1. Comment by Seb
    24th January 2007 at 8:49 pm

    That made me do several of those LOL things everyone’s talking about.

  2. Comment by Robert
    26th January 2007 at 12:55 pm

    LOL? You’ve been spending too much time on MySpace.

  3. Comment by JamesH
    30th January 2007 at 3:22 am

    Am I not allowed to post website links in the comments? It keeps thrusting it back. Thrust this in yer browser bar: [link]

  4. Comment by Robert
    30th January 2007 at 9:10 am

    I’ve made it into a link for you. Not sure why WordPress rejected it. Maybe it thought it was a spam link (UPDATE: yes, it did; I’ve just found your other comments in the spam bin).

    Just out of interest, how long did you spend clicking through the gallery to find that picture? (longer than I did, obviously!)

    I’m also slightly alarmed at your repeated use of the word “thrust” in the context of this post. 🙂

  5. Comment by JamesH
    30th January 2007 at 11:13 pm

    I’m somewhat puzzled by the overuse, too.

    It took me, what, thirty seconds to find it? I could recognise the name but couldn’t think of a face. When I saw him, the first thing I thought was “HE LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME”.

    I think we should have a reunion and hire Butlers in the Buff to cater it.

  6. Comment by Robert
    1st February 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Not sure I want to prolong things further (I already feel like a slightly obsessive stalker) but check out this YouTube video: — in particular, from about 2:07 onwards.

  7. Comment by JamesH
    19th February 2007 at 10:56 pm

    It was removed before I got there. Ah well.