Briefly on that subject: utility companies - when we're enduring the obligatory 30-minute wait on the phone until a human is found, instead of regaling us with
Strauss's 'Blue Danube' played on a Bontempi organ, why not Billy Connolly or Rich Hall to soothe the fevered brow?
Alarm bells are now ringing as we face the prospect of being harangued by the likes of serial liar Boris Johnson regaling us with
false optimism without furnishing us with concrete facts, just bland rhetoric.
"Thank you honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani for regaling us with
your stories of the past struggles and vision of your future dreams," he tweeted.
Sometimes this character's drunken ramblings can be tedious, but here Speirs, plays down the inebriation, instead regaling us with
a relaxed sequence of comic ruminations, puns and in-jokes, somewhat in the manner of Tommy Cooper.''
No "amusing" tales from the host, no chats with listeners, or indeed with other celebrities regaling us with
tales of their exciting lives.
The Workers constantly opened up their lives to us, whether it was through discussion, reflection, and a hearty meal from the crock-pot at Tuesday night liturgy; regaling us with
the adventures of the latest Peace Walk; offering up berries from the garden; or providing the opportunity to remember the deceased at a Dia de los Muertos service.
She said: "Esther lived a remarkable life and was always regaling us with
stories about her up-bringing, her farming life and her family, to whom she was devoted.
Now we can look forward to the mainstream media regaling us with
Israel's fabulous feat, but to turn a phrase: Who lives by the worm, dies by the worm.
Days after the interview, she's still regaling us with
anecdotes, including a song about Sarah's "penis." You'll have to read her interview on page 44 to understand.
I'm sure he will be regaling us with
anecdotes, witticisms and observations for the foreseeable future.
No doubt they'll be regaling us with
stories of what they got up to on their summer holidays, which is sure to be eventful.
And Dave took great pleasure in regaling us with
Conversations are liberally sprinkled with 'As my good friend George Bernard Shaw said ...', when not regaling us with
his lunches with Prime Minister Tony Blair and stories from Northern England's steelworks.
Two weeks ago she was regaling us with
tales about how wonderful people were and how, far from hating her, they were actually hugging her in the street.
Recently, he was regaling us with
off-color stories of the things that many pool men do when they're on their routes.