I'm learning more about my new colleagues with every day that passes.
Colleague: "So, did you watch X-Factor at the weekend?"
Colleague: "Do you ever watch anything like that or Britain's Got Talent?"
Me: "Not really. I watch BBC4".
Colleague: "There's a BBC4?"
Colleague: [shrugs] "I didn't know the channels went up that high. I like BBC3 though".
Me: "BBC4, darling. BBC4."
Hmm.....or possibly, they're learning an awful lot more about me.
Let's consider the evidence: I live in a pleasant, leafy suburb of Nottingham; I have a vegetable box delivered; I considered voting Green in the last local elections (but didn't); I listen to the kind of talk radio shows that don't have adverts; I buy CDs; I cycle to work; I consider carbon off-setting my flights until I see how much that actually costs.
Good heavens. When did I become one of those people?
Y'all don't know what it's like,
Being male, middle-class and white....
if at first you don’t succeed...
4 days ago