Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sidelines


About a week before my vacation I managed to slip and fall ass over teakettle onto a concrete step. Luckily there was no permanent damage (apart from pride). The bruising ran from hips to ribs and has taken a very long time to heal. I'm almost mobile now after a week in the hotel and 3 weeks at the family home in Canada. Its certainly been a different experience watching things from the sidelines rather than being able to participate. Also I've learned a few things.

If you are going to spend some time convalescing its best to do it in a familiar environment. Its hard to beat family in this regard.

Having spent nearly 2 weeks bedridden I am so glad I splurged on the best bed I could afford 20 years ago. After all that time the mattress is still like sleeping in a warm cloud. Hurrah for the Sealy corporation.

I get very crabby and snarky when laid up. Another reason to stay with family.

TV programming in North America is positively suicidal. How many variations of reality show can one possibly explore? Between that, sensationalised news, docudramas, and talent shows I've been  reduced to watching reruns of Star Trek TOS on the space channel. Seems a pity that Gilligan's Island, Gomer Pyle and Batman are no longer available. At least those shows knew they were schlocky.

My hometown has been building a LRT (subway system)  for at least 35 years now. It still has yet to reach the west end. These guys could learn from the Pharaohs. If I'm not mistaken Cheops only needed 30 years to build a wonder that has stood for 4000 years.

If you are a school kid in this town homework is now optional - you won't be penalised for not doing it. Apparently this "no zero policy" is to help kids get through school without failing. Basically it just allows kids to bully the teachers. How this sort of philosophy is going to help prepare the next generation for their working careers is beyond me - if I were an employer I'd hire immigrants - those kids will be motivated.


Please let me back on the golf course.....Soon

 

4 comments:

colson said...

Sad cause for a nice post. I hope you will be fit as fiddle again soon .

By the way you of course knew the world kept spinning and the times kept changing.

I agree with your review of today's TV and education :). But then growing older we ten to grow grumpier. Our solace is in pubs and on golf links :).

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