Saturday, 17 March 2012


As I grow older, I seem to get more like my father, which I suppose is no surprise as I inherited a wodge of his genes.

For example I tend to catch my sleeve on door handles, which is an annoying habit he also had. Is there a gene for catching your sleeve on door handles? Maybe there’s a doctorate lurking in such a possibility. These days there may well be.

I break lots of crockery too, just as he did. That may be a much more common gene though, because anecdotal evidence suggests lots of people have the crockery-drop gene.

It’s a useful aspect of modern life - blaming genes. We don’t usually do it when it’s a matter of taking credit though do we? That’s the credit-taking gene for you. Politicians are stuffed with those. Plus the bollock-drop gene – they have that in abundance too.


Demetrius said...

I catch my sleeves on door handles. Are we related?

Sam Vega said...

Me too. I always thought it was Freudian.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - we may be. Are you cynical too (:

Sam - I hope it isn't Freudian. Our knobs are big and brassy.