Do you like your shoes? I hope you give credit where credit's due - gravity. If it weren't for gravity being how it is your feet wouldn't be how they are, and your shoes wouldn't be how they are if you had feet like a chicken or a sensorite or a donkey or what have you. They wouldn't fit. They would be different. Perhaps, had alternate footage led you to be wearing shoes that had developed in an other way you would like that too, possibly even more, but my point still stands it was about whether you like them as they are now, in their own right, whether they be the best of all possible feet is neither here nor there.
The other day I was briefly tempted by what I soon realised to be a
revolting houndstooth jacket. It was not a close shave, I saw it for
what it was before I'd even touched it, let alone picked it up. This was
a jacket which even in whatever part of the twentieth century it
originated would have been the province of those utterly without hope.
Some might feel that I should have bought it, and worn it to show that I
am wounded, but there's no need to rub people's face in the full
horror, is there? It's not decent.
On Tuesday on the train I was surprised to hear a jaunty tune. Not just
any jaunty tune. A very particular jaunty tune. It's one that my phone
plays, but only in one very specific circumstance. It plays that tune
when it's telling me that it's gonig to shut down in thirty seconds
because the battery's low. As such, the jaunty tone seems completely
misplaced, and rather insensitive. The jauntiness seems somewhat
mocking, as if to say 'you can't use your me anymore, that amuses me!'
Or perhaps it's smug, as if to say 'that'll teach you to let me run
down!' I think my old phone was a little like that, but not to the same
extent. If we recklessly extrapolate, based on this sample size which is
too tiny to infer anything at all from, in a few years time when my
next phone bails out on me it will say 'ah-ha-ha, fuck you!' in Jack
Nicholson's voice while doing so. But I'll deal with that when it comes,
I'm not going to worry about it too much in the meantime.
Some people have been asking me to explain It Is What It Is titles more
often. Reversing Lorry Syndrome is, of course, a reference to Reversing
Lorry Syndrome, which is when a lorry reverses.
See you around