Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hearing the woman on the farming programme this morning exclaim "yay!" on entering a barn it set me thinking about some of the things I don't do ...
I don't exclaim "yay!"
I don't say "you guys" either for men or - worse - collectively for men & women
I don't use emoticons
I don't high five
I don't whoop
I don't say "cute"
I don't say "thank you" with that weird inflection, slight pause & extended last syllable (than 'kyew)
I don't say "mate"
I don't say "sarnies" (for sandwiches)
I don't say "ma & pa" for parents
I don't say "telly"
I don't use abbreviations when texting
I don't add 'xxx' to messages
I don't say "that's so random" when meaning "strange"
I don't carry a bottle of water
I don't wear headphones walking down the street
I don't have a tattoo
I don't have a piercing
I don't have a Facebook account
I don't work out
I don't hug
I don't double park
I don't "chillax"
I don't have a Kindle
I don't "tan"
I don't take selfies
(... meaning, I am sure, that for many people I am a dinosaur or grumpy old git. Or both. Strange how the majority of these have occurred within the past ten years.)
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