Driving me nuts
Last week I drove with Dad to Ystradgynlais for a friend's funeral. It was the daughter of his violin teacher. We shared the driving as Dad is old but still drives well. I was very pleased with my driving although I was very tired by the end of it as it required a lot of concentrating, I'm not used to driving long distances, and I have FTD of course.
It was quite warm, but being in an air-conditioned car was blissful. I didn't go to the cremation itself but did go to the wake. Lots of people. I got stuck with 2 women who talked at length about how well their respective daughters were doing - a musician and a chemist I think. People always like to show off about their kids. Thing is, if you don't know them you don't care, unless they sound really, really interesting. You just nod politely feigning interest, or you might think it's your turn to talk about yours.
I guess it's a child-off situation.
It was fine though - just an observation. People like to live vicariously through their child's achievements. I guess at best it's pride.
Reminds me of those Oxbridge types who within 10 minutes of meeting them drop "when I was at Balliol...."into the conversation. Quite an achievement to get to Oxbridge, until you meet some of the numbnuts who went there at the BBC in London.
And of course there are those who say Oxford when they mean the polytechnic, and are quite happy for you to think the grander option.
And for the record I don't give a toss where you went.
'We do for cash'
I always remember that phrase in a heavily Greek accent from my time working in the office of a day spa in Kensington.
Fact is I need some pocket money. Ideas:
- Assembling flat-packed furniture for the Eloi
- Mineral-based construction solutions (handyman who doesn't touch plumbing or electrics).
Must get on with writing
I have to keep this blog going. You see I can waste days looking at YouTube - what has Donald Trump said now, ditto Marjory Taylor-Green (MTG), and the trashy Lauren Boebert getting thrown out of a Denver Theatre. Rugby League, Rugby Union, Mark Chopper Read, boxing, MMA...
Good just to listen to music and write. Perhaps this is the way forward.