It had always been my intention to take up a vice in my fifties – well, earlier. Once Ro reached the age of 18 and I no longer had to be a Good Example. But I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to do and the moment passed. But whilst time is, if not actually on my side, not my enemy either, I feel a need to do something I’ve never tried before.
I probably need to be talked out of all this. Weeza, mind you, has been surprisingly encouraging.
I was talking to someone about disingenuous insults, in respect of people who take their hobbies or lifestyle a bit too seriously. We came up with a few examples, I wonder if you could add to them? In the usual way, I’ll add them to the post if you can.
- (in conversation with an American) Calling baseball ’rounders’
- Similarly, referring to table tennis as ‘ping pong’ to a player
- This is a bit out of date, perhaps, but the person who suggested it suffered from a keen friend in the 70s and still feels vindictive – talking about a ‘nudist camp’
- Suggesting that church ministers only work on a Sunday except for the occasional Saturday wedding