Thursday 16 January 2014

This isn’t my first etc

I am getting to the end of wanting to use the phrase “this isn’t my first rodeo”.

It’s probably lasted a good ten days to a fortnight. I definitely remember wondering if it would come up when I travelled to the meeting in the south last tuesday.

I absolutely refuse to shoehorn a phrase into a conversation. And by shoehorn I don’t just mean say it when it wouldn’t really work. I also mean that I wouldn’t manufacture a conversation where I would be able to come across as having knowledge of something people might not expect me to have knowledge of (so I could say, “this isn’t my first rodeo”).

I have these phrases in my head sometimes and I don’t feel that I can manufacture their use. When the opportunity doesn’t arise naturally you find that the tendency to want to use them slowly falls away..even to the extent where conversation may lead towards an opportunity and you don’t end up doing it.

But I’m getting used to it: wanting to say “it isn’t my first rodeo” isn’t my first rodeo.

Lyle and NOT

I know there are more important things to worry about, not-heart-attacks for example, but this really grinds my gears. Things on the Lyle and Scott website show a few image of an item that clearly are not being worn by someone. Then in the ‘size and fit’ panel it says ‘the model is wearing …..’ There is no model, why do they say there is a model? WHY???

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*if anyone looks up this particular example they will find there is a picture of someone wearing the jacket on the range of images available. But this isn’t standard. So don’t come back to me with ‘evidence’ that I’m wrong. Not interested in contradictory evidence. OK maybe I never really scrolled across all the images.

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