Two years ago I posted both here and at LP about how I’m not all that keen on the Melbourne Cup.
I don’t bet on it, and I don’t deliberately watch it. As I’m not part of a socialising workplace, neither am I a lady who lunches, I’m able to do this unostentatiously without being nagged.
There was more sympathy than I expected, but there was also the inevitable slagger:
I realize it’s quite difficult for superior people to take any delight in the joys of the masses, especially at this time of impending climate apocalypse. However this does not diminish the fact you are in all likelihood humourless, thin-lipped, withered and pompous.
Oh yes, that’s me, totally. Anyone else find that American spelling of “realise” incongruous when tsking me for being UnAustralian? Anyway, that was otherwise rather predictable, but generally ignored.
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, here it is, as requested. Who else is doing something else instead of watching the race? If you do enjoy the party and having a flutter, LP has an open thread where the tipsters are hanging out. I’ve also listed the comedy rooms around Oz which have shows on tonight over at Gagging For It, for those who might need some cheering up afterwards.