On Larvatus Prodeo last year, and crossposted at Hoyden, I posted a short few lines on how I don’t bother to turn the telly on to watch the Melbourne Cup. If I was still working in an office, I’d enjoy the long lunch and conviviality (who doesn’t enjoy a bit of mucking around on the job that the boss doesn’t dare yell about?), but I’d probably find something else to do while the gee-gees were actually running, and I wouldn’t make any bets other than the ritual gold coin in the office sweepstake.
This apparently is an elitist attitude, but a few people who do enjoy the excitement of a flutter tipped the winner in that thread, leading to this special request:
“Hmm, evidently I should have just read this thread and not bothered looking at the form guide!”
I reckon tigtog should run another thread next year about her total disinterest in the Cup, get Amanda and Shaun to tip early in the thread and we’ll all clean up.
So, request honoured. Have at it, chaps.