Firtsly, well done Chelsea. The FA Cup is nowhere as prestigious as it was when I was a youngster, but to come from behind against all odds and when it shows true character.
Character, which I'm afraid my friend Dave the roofer is clearly lacking. After yesterday's game I texted Dave to congratulate him. But, get this, he didn't even say 'thank you'. I know. It's just rude and thoughtless isn't it. Very much like getting your best friend's recently ex'd-girlfriend up the duff.
Speaking of which, I did get one text yesterday, it was the one from Gill that woke me up. I didn't get around to reading it until late last night, admitedly I'd can one or two Cobras with my Fray Bentos pie, so I wasn't in the best frame of mind.
The message said, and I quote:
"Barry. I have decided to have a ternimation [sic]. Its just not right. Please dont tell Dave."
Well, you can bet what I thought can't you?! Looking at her spelling and terrible grammar it was clear to me that Gill had been drinking, which in her state is absolutely disgusting.
By the way readers, you'll notice I used [sic] both in the headline of today's blog and in Gill's text message. [Sic] is something journalists use when they're forced into making a spelling mistakes in quotes on purpose. It serves two points. First, it helps highlight how moronic the person they're quoting is. Second, it helps to reassure the reader that the journalist in question can spell (or has a spell checker on their word processor - I know, I know, Mr Coleman frequently points out where I've slipped up. But sometimes when I'm at full blogging tilt, I just don't have time to 'proof read my copy'*)
Anyway, back to Gill, I didn't really know what to do about Gill's text. Part of me felt pretty happy that she was making the right move and part of me, the spiritual part, felt that she was actually committing murder.
Abortion is a weighty subject readers. In a situation like Gill's, where she's had a quickie with an alcoholic roofer which has ruined her chances of getting back together with a thoroughly decent upstanding member of the community like me, maybe getting rid is the right move. But, when all's said and done, she has a baby growing inside her and so terminating the pregnancy is motivated entirely by self-interest. Which is not what the human race is all about!
It's something to ponder.
*the expression 'proof read my copy' is used in journalism, it basically means run the words through a spell checker.