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Canterbury Tales

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 5:56 PM
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Last summer I posted a story about my meeting the manager of The Dolphin restaurant in Canterbury, England, and making a deal with him. I gave him a Tiger Paw and asked if he would place it somewhere near his bar and if someone came in and said it was a "CLEMSON TIGER PAW", would he give them a free beer. He told me he would go me one better and put it on one of the glass panes at the door to the entrance. After returning home. I had an email from him stating that within 24 hours in walked a young man wearing a Clemson cap and got his free beer.

An email from him today states he has told this story mamy, many times. Recently, he had several guests from North Carolina who recognized the Paw but he did not say that he gave them a free beer. He is now aware of Clemson being the football national champions and is a big fan. Those Tiger Paws can open doors wherever Tiger fans go. Don't leave home without them.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 6:02 PM
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Awesome story! Thanks for sharing Joe. The PAW is slowing infiltrating every corner of the globe!

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 6:50 PM
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Joe - the next time I'm in Canterbury, I'll ask for the owner / manager and tell your story and then pay the man forward to give the next Clemson fan who comes in a free beer. Never been to The Dolphin, but I'll make a point to find it.

May be a while, but I'm sure I'll be back there again some day. Met some fantastic folks in that town.

Thanks for sharing.

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Way to go, Joe!***

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 6:52 PM
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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 7:07 PM
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Word on the street is the guests from North Carolina
were drinking fruity wine coolers.


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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 9:11 PM
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Or Zima! Remember them? They were a hit in chapel hole.


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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 10:16 PM
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What do you mean "were" ;)

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And were extremely sexy in their sweater vests to


Posted: Feb 22, 2019 10:00 AM
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the nearby sheep.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 8:35 PM
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;)


The Nun's Priest's Bartender's Tale

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 9:03 PM
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from the mysterious Lost Portfolio

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Thou dost tell..

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Posted: Feb 22, 2019 9:40 AM
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wonderful tales, Joe. May thy live forever.


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Posted: Feb 22, 2019 10:15 AM
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Joe,

Thanks for your wonderful ambassadorship. What kind of tiger paws are you handing out?

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Posted: Feb 22, 2019 11:44 AM
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For many years I got the knitted small size Paws from the IPTAY office and some from the Alumni office. I bought some from several sources and a friend had access to a source. I still have a few of the woven that go to special places like the Restaurant and Pubs in England. The current supply is the paper "stick-on" and I'm about out of them. I've never made a count but estimate I've given out about 12,000 - 15,000 since the mid 1980s over much of the world. It's definitely been an "ice-breaker" and have met some wonderful people along the way.

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