Posts tagged ‘rant’

March 24, 2012

The debate

I have no wish for this blog to simply become a place to rant. A place where I just list all the things I do not like. That is my wish. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that I do not like. So there could be a fair amount of rantishness in these posts. I try to be reasonable. I try to be fair. But I do get worked up sometimes about certain things.

I don’t even think it’s an age thing. I am reasonably sure that as a child I was generally disgruntled with a lot of things. I think I would have been labelled “sulky” or, if you are from the north, you may recognise the term “mardy”. The kinder assessment would have been “fastidious”. It may be that in a lot of ways, I am exactly as I was when I was 10. Outside, I am a man of intelligence, charming, urbane, erudite… well, that’s my interpretation. Inside, I am just a kid. And always have been. As I have grown older, I have simply learnt to hide it. I know more things now. I know how to order stuff in a restaurant. I know the social niceties. I know how to be pleasant to exceedingly boring people. But underneath it all, I want to run off and play. I don’t want to go to work. I don’t want a mortgage. I want my toys. I don’t want to fix those tiles in the bathroom. I want to go play. I don’t want to find the best interest rate for my meagre savings. I don’t want to sit in a stupid office. I want to just wander off and do as I please.

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