Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Stick With It.
There was this guy I knew who had a bit of yearly school tradition. The poor fellow ended up in twelve different schools in twelve years. At the beginning of each school year he would glue himself to the head teacher. 'Why do you do that?' I asked. 'Well, my parents told me that I should always stick to my principals.'
I have no idea where this blog is going. It might go for a stroll through the park and end up at a take-away restaurant and order a pizza. Can you tell I'm typing 'off the top of my head'? Now how awkward is that?
'Knock, knock!' Excuse me, ...'someone's knocking at the door. Somebody's ringing the bell. Do me a favour, open the door and let 'em in...' Well, perhaps not. Okay, I'm back now. Yet another 'door-to-door' salesman. I told him I don't need a door and that there is no reason whatsoever that I require a 'shiny new knob'. 'Sir', he stated. 'I'm merely wanting to canvas you.' 'Canvas me? What? You want to turn me into some kind of tent?' He gave me a perplexed look and rushed off. So quickly that he almost forgot his door, complete with the shiny new knob.
Let me see if I can do something that relates to the title of this posting. Ah yes, 'stick'. Apparently, 'stick' can be something that holds two objects together. It can be a small thin branch of a tree. You can 'stick out like a sore thumb' and end up in a 'stick-up' as you 'stick to your guns' whilst getting 'stick' for living in the 'sticks'. You can even have a hockey 'stick' , a walking 'stick', a 'stick' of gum and oh yes...something else...now what is it? Hmmm...a memory 'stick'. And speaking of walking sticks. This shepherd told me he was really struggling. 'Why's that?' I inquired. 'Just can't get the staff these days. Nothing but crooks.'
Note my hand desperately clinging on to that wonderful object of alleged stickiness. It is sometimes known as 'Scotch tape' or 'Sellotape'. Lets just call it a roll of sticky tape. Sticky tape, the gift wrapping nightmare. I usually end up with a series of teeth marks on said sticky tape. It's one of life's great mysteries that the beginning part of the tape magically blends into the roll. Several teeth marks later and I discover that broken shred of tape that comes of the roll and sticks to my fingers. Then, I start again, frantically searching for that elusive spot that indicates where the beginning part of the tape is now hiding. Yep, one of life's great mysteries. Along with the mystery of the missing pens, combs and socks.
Right then, that's enough of this. I managed to stick with it. I hope you were 'glued' to your computer screen as you read the musings of a man who tried not to get unstuck. If you somehow managed to stick with it and read to the end of this posting...well done!