In Defence of a Miserable Git!
Some comments made me smile after my post about Christmas and the fact I am a bit of a miserable git! It is a bit tongue in cheek really, my dislike of Christmas, yet there are elements I really don’t like, the falseness being a big part of it. I should explain where the feelings come from. From the age of about 16, I started playing records which consumed most Christmases, the hobby turned into a profession and I had seven years playing records for a living. This in itself was not a bad life, I loved what I did, but to watch the public at play at Christmas was not always that good. The alcohol, the fights, the abuse… really not good. One year, at a Christmas party, I saw the CEO of the company have his thumb bitten to the bone by an employee, before the police were called to contain the ensuing riot that took place. After the night club, I bought a pub restaurant and spent the next 24 Christmases working. So I see Christmas as a time of work anyway. And I have not always seen the best side of my fellow man. Having said that, I had a great Christmas and hope you did too. Catch you in the New Year and a happy 2011 to us all!