Thursday, June 29, 2006

How To Loose Friends And Not Influence People.

As part of a conversation with a couple of friends about the lack of content on television and my personal dislike of Football (soccer), I was heard to say “Personally I would not really be bothered if the England Team’s plane fell out of the sky!”
Now before you leap on your high horse and start a “Flame war”. I do not wish death on the England team.
But with all the skill of a man who frequently can be found with at least one of his feet firmly wedged in his mouth I had picked a particularly quiet moment when I achieved a slightly wider broadcast than I really wished.
There came from another quarter of the bar “That’s not a very nice thing to say. Imagine if your Mum and Dad were on that plane!”
Some people take football far to seriously.
As many who have heard this story have said “what would your Mum and Dad be doing on a plane with the England squad any way?”
With all the foresight of "20/20 wish I’d thought of it then" I also realise that it would be rather an unusual event for my mother and father to be in the same room together, let alone travelling on an airplane.

Rant End.

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11 Comments:

Blogger mullet said...

on scrolling down, I thought the same thing...why would your parents be on that plane? It's a bitch trying not have foot placed in mouth...we've all got imaginations...some sicker than others...like imagining your parents on that plane. Aaaahhh...football - makes people nuts. BBC reported that domestic violence goes up by 40% during world cups/European cup........5 a side??

29 June, 2006 23:16  
Blogger Lee said...

Any chance they could share a flight with the Australian team?

30 June, 2006 14:06  
Blogger meekon5 said...

Careful Lee "They" are listening (always) :-)

I was so paranoid I even disguised one of my technorati tags (actually "Stupid Football") as "World Cup". But was happily amazed to find so many other dissenters have listed it as well.

30 June, 2006 14:15  
Blogger Lee said...

Good grief. I email the powers that be and tell they they are pricks for letting David Hicks rot in Guantanamo. If they were going to do the 'extraordinary rendition' thing on me they have every opportunity! My 'politics' blog probably isn't to their taswte either. You think a disrespectful post about a soccer team will land me in trouble? Well, it's religion, maybe it will...hang on, there's someone at the door...

01 July, 2006 11:18  
Blogger Pisces Iscariot said...

Now I have the perfect comeback for any English football fan that happens to piss me off:
"Oh, go take a penalty!"

03 July, 2006 09:08  
Anonymous Darius said...

Your logic is impeccable, LOL!

03 July, 2006 18:59  
Anonymous Lynn said...

In general, people take sports way too seriously.

04 July, 2006 00:57  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

See, I would say don't kill them now.
There's always hope that they'll quit football and learn to become productive members of society.

That plane might be carrying the next McDonald's Night Manager's Assistant's Helper!

04 July, 2006 12:41  
Blogger meekon5 said...

Are footballers that qualified then? Oh you mean someone else could be on the plane (good point didn't think that through properly)

04 July, 2006 16:26  
Blogger mullet said...

after reading the 'scripture'...........you know what i love to do now......????

05 July, 2006 00:43  
Blogger mullet said...

yes pisces.........the P word!

05 July, 2006 03:05  

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