There was a time that I'd have embraced new ideas with open arms. These days I can't help but wonder if everything I see is just a reinvention of something else and well, it bores me. It's probably my age.
This is not a Room 101 post, because if it was it would be about all the things that I hate, the things that I'd get rid of if I could. No, these are the things that I just don't understand. You know, the sort of things that people say "ohh, you must try such and such, it's sooo amazing!", when really it isn't. So, here then, is a list of all the things that have recently made me think, WTF?
It's pork. You pull it apart and suddenly it becomes the must cook recipe. I'm sorry but I just don't get it. Did people used to be so excited by bacon, roast pork or ham I wonder? I like pork, and as a family I'd say we eat more than our fair share of it, despite this I don't see why having it pulled makes it better. If you pull meat apart it becomes stringy and gets stuck in your teeth. Bleurgh. Enough said.
Where you have a picnic on the carpet, usually in the company of small children (probably because it's raining too), and that's basically it. In our house we call it having a sandwich in the living room. Besides, children aren't that stupid, even the really little ones, "What did you do today kids?", "Mummy made us sit on the carpet and eat our sandwiches". It doesn't sound very exciting does it?
|Yay! We're in a tent in the living room and eating - and they call this fun?|
So instead of going away on holiday, when you book time off work and stay at home you are supposed to call it a staycation. A vacation at home. I don't know about you, but when I stay at home it isn't anything like a vacation. I still cook, clean, wash and iron, which doesn't sound very much like a holiday to me. It should just be called, "Mum does everything as usual while everyone sits around on their arse". The end.
Like a barbecue without the food. So, essentially just hot smoke filled air emanating from your patio. Why on earth would you want this? If you want to sit outside late at night and stay warm then just wrap up a bit. Why start a small fire inside a malformed plant pot? - they look silly and
annoy me smoke out the neighbours. You are not a Mexican Tribesman (wiki it!). Just stop it.
Is there anyone in the world that doesn't feel just a little bit silly when using this phrase? A date is something that you go on with someone new, to get to know one another. It is not something that happens with your husband, partner or significant other because you already know one another. So, if you are going out together, sans children then that's all it is, it is not a date.
None of these things are as exciting as they sound, am I right or am I wrong? Which new-fangled things are your "Emperor's New Clothes"?