Wednesday, November 15, 2006

When you wish upon a star

Watching the local news while eating my lunch, I chanced upon some cricket story. Now, I really don't give a toss about sport in general and cricket in particular, so I was only half listening. But it seems that some bloke who plays for a Sussex cricket club has decided to stay with his team after initially saying he was leaving.

Four people were interviewed to give us their opinions, and one woman said that the news was great and that she "couldn't wish for anything better".

Imagine that: she could not wish for anything better. A nice big diamond ring? World peace? A cure for cancer? Nah, fuck all that, she wants her cricket captain back. What a cunt.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Cricket is for cunts.

15 November, 2006 16:00  
Blogger Tanya said...

People don't think when they make wishes. Urgh. She wanted the cricket captain back??? Was she shagging him?

15 November, 2006 16:25  
Blogger ginkers said...

Maybe she said nothing BATTER, it was cricket after all...

15 November, 2006 16:57  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

hahaha... people really should think before they speak

15 November, 2006 17:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's cricket? ;)


15 November, 2006 17:20  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...

one time to get revenge on a friend I stuck over 100 chirping crickets in his apartment when he wasn't there. He didnt sleep for weeks and they got into everything. Even inside his computer and stereo system. Some people would say I am a cunt. Three cheers for sweet revenge.

15 November, 2006 18:30  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

RD: Exactly!

Tanya: I just don't know. My mouth dropped open. I just couldn't believe it!

Ginkers: Maybe she did. Very good.

Martha: Oh, it's just so ridiculous, isn't it?!

Steve: It's something of an English obsession, though fuck knows why.

Sheamus: Nice job. Though there I was thinking that the best revenge is living well. That's what you get from watching too much Seinfeld.

15 November, 2006 18:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, maybe keeping it small and simple is the best?

15 November, 2006 21:20  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

That is funny. Wouldn't it have been a great opportunity to say something really different especially if she was on air.

It's hard for people to realize they can leap about and make a topic go anywhere they like.

I can see that story getting stuck into your craw all right. Sounds like the kind of thing that drives Stagg nuts all the time.

16 November, 2006 02:24  
Blogger Gardenia said...

hmmm, she does dream small, eh?

16 November, 2006 03:10  
Blogger Suze said...

Well, some people are easily pleased aren't they? Was his decision based on finances I wonder.

I haven't seen the story myself but cricket bores the pants off me. :)

16 November, 2006 11:56  
Anonymous cappy said...

a cure for cancer? not when the scientists are busy making air giutar t-shirts!!

16 November, 2006 13:05  
Blogger martinobhoy said...

People do speak without putting their brain in gear and this is a prime example.

I heard a story once of a nurse who was limping at work and when her colleague asked her why she said "Oh I've got a blister on the sole of my foot. There's nothing worse."

They were on shift in a cancer ward at the time and in full earshot of the patients.

16 November, 2006 13:36  
Blogger Spangly Princess said...

hehe maybe she meant 'she couldn't wish for anything better within the striclty limited confines of her cricket club'

16 November, 2006 14:32  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

LDB: Maybe!

Candy: It just really annoys me. People are dumb, though.

Dollface: Yup.

Suze: Apparently it was not based on finances, but like I say, I only caught half the story. Boring? Abso-bloody-lutely.

Cappy: I love those T-shirts, man.

Martino: That's a classic!

Spangly: Maybe, but I don't think so somehow...

17 November, 2006 09:54  
Blogger Aidan said...

Hmm, bit harsh and over-literal, no?

Though actually she should, of course, have wished for nothing better than England retaining the Ashes. Fire away.

20 November, 2006 00:11  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Aidan: Maybe harsh; maybe overliteral. But when did those things ever get in the way of a bit of fun?

20 November, 2006 08:43  
Blogger Aidan said...

Haha, well quite - and if they do, it's usually a sign you're probably not being harsh or over-literal enough...!

20 November, 2006 22:10  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Indeed, Aidan.

21 November, 2006 17:17  

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