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...with one small hitch. Can you spot it?
this should probably go on engrish.com, even though it's not really Engrish.
for the royal wedding according to a news article I read earlier.
12 of those in edinburgh apparently, which isn't surprising given the transient population of jolly hockey stick types living here.
The only one which was due to go ahead in Glasgow was cancelled due to lack of interest. It was due to be held by the Shettleston Historical Society. Royal Street Party in Shettleston? This makes me smile.
Her point of 'if you aren't interested don't take part' is nullified when the country is effectively on holiday in celebration of this wedding taking place.
It's going to be on at least 2 of the five terrestrial channels live, all day, and will be the main story on the news and in the papers for the fortnight, it's going to be another over-exposed non-event.
There seemed to be an expectation that this wedding would solicit many applications for street parties, when it looks on the face of it, that the majority of folk couldn't give a fuck.
I wish that the media would stop shoving it down my throat (ooh eer) and I'll be in Canada on the day, but getting hugely excited about people you don't know getting married is only slightly less weird than getting really angry about it. And sshh if you talk about "taxpayers money" romantic Americans buying tat and visiting is more than covering the expense.
Fairly balanced (and short)article about the cost: http://www.walletpop.co.uk/2010/11/18/what-will-the-royal-wedding-cost-us-is-it-worth-it/
other than that, for me it's going to be as if it's not happening anyway.
I'll still be at work, I may be a bit late if the buses are on a reduced service, I might not get lunch in one of my favoured shops depending upon the uptake of 'day off for the wedding', etc but I have other more important stuff to worry about than two rich people getting married.
I DON'T CARE!
(to passer-by at bus stop)
I DON'T CARE! CAN YOU HEAR ME? I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE ROYAL WEDDING!
Doesn't sound like it.
Where loads of people will be talking about it, there'll be a lot of news coverage, but it's not something I care about or am interested in.
It's not a concern nor is it of interest. If it means I can't get Thai food on Friday if I fancy it, I'll be a bit pissed off, but that dear poptimusgrime shall be the extent of my thoughts on the matter on the day.
Other life concerns such as whether I'm going to be stuck with my gf's dogs for any period of time when she's visiting her folks or away on voluntary work, whether the landlord is going to stick by his word and give me enough notice if he gets an offer on the flat, whether virgin will organise a line technician to come at an appropriate time, whether my application to jobs in Dubai and Singapore will come to anything, and many others, some minor, some major all take precedence over the marriage of two people I have never met and never will meet.
Loads of people I don't know get married. I don't have a party for any of them.
wasn't on it, I swear.
wasnt on the website when I bought mine.
It's on my birthday.
Just fuck off.
as I'm going to have pretty minimum exposure to it on the actual day.
I'm probably more annoyed that I won't be able to get drunk on my birthday
there's a blanket 1hr extension to pub opening times in Glasgow, for no obvious reason.
whether pubs want to stay open for another hour is up to them.
They aren't going to let me go anywhere and there's a limit to the amount of booze you can drink as a recruit. And that's even if they happen to let us drink at all that night. I was there on a 2-day course and we weren't allowed to drink a drop of alcohol.