Sign of the Times (lol!)

So, there was this international football game: the team representing my country against a team that, famously, “has more volcanoes than professional footballers*”, in the final stages of a continental competition.

“What could possibly go wrong?” I ask you.

But it’s already too late. Almost certainly you know the result … and, if you knew the history like I do, you really wouldn’t be surprised!

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Followed by resignations and people going into hiding.

Oh, that embarrassing result, by the way, followed the European Union referendum … and again, unless you have been searching, outside our galaxy for Elvis Presley, you know this result too.

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What was it all about: sovereignty? Waste of money? Unelected bureaucrats? Numbers of immigrants coming into our country?

So, I’m up at the allotment, sweating. I’ve trimmed the hedge, strimmed the grass paths, weeded the slabbed walkway, and begun, using the edge of a spade because the half-moon tool is left at home, to cut the excess growth away from the only plot that isn’t edged with wooden boards.

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To be honest I’d half-heartedly done the one side yesterday and surprised myself today by noticing how neat it made the whole piece of ground look. So had run the string down the plot (no expense spared to get a straight edge, d’you see?) and was about to begin when …

… a recognisable voice from someone who needs to remain nameless shouts out:

“Good to see you taking control of your borders!”

“About time too!”

Sometimes, even when things seem really dreadfully serious a little bit of humour raises it’s welcome head.

*Who am I to argue with BBC presenter Gary Lineker?


2 responses to this post.

  1. I found this ridiculously fascinating. I work in a warehouse, and move more pallets a day than I care to count. I might, if you don’t mind, print the pallet-related stuff out for the lads. They might feel a sense of history when shifting things all around the place!


    • Print away …
      Would be interested in their reaction: if any.
      It is so possible to take things for granted, but, having a curious and divergent mind – I’m always interested to find out more.
      While I know it can be misleading, the internet is great to be able to find answers and, er … more questions.


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