Lack of insight

Very weird conversation in the clerks room this morning as everyone discussed this blog. Specifically they were talking about which characters they all think they most resemble.
“I’d like to be OldRuin,” said TheCreep, but I think I’m probably more like TheBusker.”
Incredulous looks increased further when BusyBody then added: “And I’m definitely Worrier.”
“Well I think all this story-telling’s absolute nonsense myself,” said UpTights. “There are enough problems in the real world without having to read about made-up versions and from what I read of it today it looks they spend all their time arguing.”
“But which character do you think you most reflect?” asked TheBusker with a smile.
“Oh, I know you’ll all think I’m TheVamp. But just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I can’t also be OldRuin you know.”
Well, quite. Then OldRuin added: “I’d rather like to be TheBusker myself.”

July 14, 2015 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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4 Responses

  1. Nick - June 4, 2010

    Oh no, please don’t go all post-modern on us; the direct narrative has been far too good for you to start distorting it now.
    Next thing we’ll find out that all April postings were a dream, or that OldSmoothie has a magic wand …

    As they say, “Keep it real”. (The one thing you would never see in EastEnders is one of the characters watching EastEnders on television. There is a good reason for this: it pierces the suspension of disbelief. Yadda yadda yadda …)

  2. Cicero - June 4, 2010

    Brilliant! One of your best posts. I am intrigued that this post wasn’t published earlier. Would have had a greater impact if it was published before you came out!!

  3. babybarista - June 4, 2010

    Ha! I think we have a difference of opinion between Cicero and Nick on this one and I’m loving the analogy between life in our chambers and Eastenders. You know, that probably isn’t far off the mark! Now I’ll have to try and think which Eastenders characters each of the people I wrote about would be most like. Any suggestions?

    Thanks to both of you for your comments.

  4. Simon Yates - June 4, 2010

    That was amazing! That’s why I read this thing, for feelings like that.

    I have no problem with it on occasion. It’s like watching a Xena Warrior Princess end of series episode when they just want to have fun, and make a curve-ball episode. I do understand the previous comments though.