George is one of the two friends who accompany Jerome in his trip along Thames.He was a banker who had a very strict time schedule and who is already ready for a pint after hours. when he shows up for the vacation he is sporting his wild style and carrying a banjo. No one quite knows why George is carrying this ethereal(=very delicate and light and almost seeming not to be from this world) banjo. He can't play music. Therefore, despite his quirks, Jerome still considers George quite boring except for his ability to find pubs.