Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Everything But The Girl


Tonight I went to work at Sams
But another volunteer with a new listener came in by mistake so I 
said that I would cover tomorrow instead.
As I was starting the old Berlingo,
The CD that I had been listening to on my way in blasted into life
( I'm a bit deaf so usually have it on loud)
It blarred so much that two passing rough looking teen girls
turned and gave me a rather disgusted look
One girl with big hoop earrings gestured and shouted something to me
and I turned the CD off and let down the window and called out " what did you say?" 
" I said, you're a sad fuck" she mouthed as her friend cackled
Then explained with a flick of her wrist
" too old for the music"
She was having fun

29 comments:

  1. Youth is often beautiful and more often, incredibly stupid.

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    1. Or astute!
      Lol
      Remember i was driving a berlingo

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  2. Hey! I have at least three of their albums and I've walked this earth several years more than you have.
    They just didn't recognize cool when they saw it.

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    1. I love EBTG ....and saw them in Sheffield a couple of times

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    2. It shows how well they have held their ground, given they've been around since 15 years before any pipsqueak teen today was born!

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  3. Oh God everyone has an opinion...

    I was told over twenty five years ago that my my kids would be sad as ( at that time I liked 50's & 60's music )
    so wrong !!!

    I like all kinds of music & my kids are not sad !

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  4. A sad fuck is someone who won't allow other people to enjoy themselves as they please, and wants them to be "age-appropriate". You should have told them hoop earrings are so yesterday.

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  5. Oh such colourful language. I feel a poem coming on.

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  6. Young at heart John, young at heart.

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  7. You can listen to anything you want, John.

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  8. You are not a sad fuck. I promise.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Why do people say stuff like that.... music is music, if you like it you like it. You don't hear people say you are too young for this music... you might say you probably have never heard this music, a bit before your time, but not you are too young to listen to this. Teenagers are not known for their diplomacy!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. They made me laugh.......i had a sense she was having a leg pull rather than being nasty

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  10. Just wait until they are on the receiving end of the mirror. Life evens out.

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  11. They were talking about the dub-step, not the original. You were too old for the remix, but just the right age for everything else.

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    1. You are so right.....i loved them acoustic
      Missing is the only track that i like remixed

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  12. I think you're probably right, they were having you on. It's almost absurdly cute at times; like lion cubs showing tiny teeth and trying to roar. Glad you were able to see the humour, it makes life much easier.

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    1. Usually i would have taken it all as an insult...i agree they were playing withme

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  13. You were driving a Berlingo?

    What a sad f....

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  14. I'd heard the song plenty of times, but knew nothing of the band. You've broadened my horizons. Again.

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  15. Strange coincidence, I just bought Tracey Thorn's autobiography called "Bedsit disco queen: how I grew up and tried to be a pop star" and am enjoying this very much .

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  16. I own a couple of their albums so I must be a sick fuck too. :)

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  17. This is one of my all time favouite songs.......and I suspect the girls secretly thought it great too.x

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  18. Ha! Do you not find that these things would have maybe been hurtful if you didn't have a blog? I would just think 'blog gold' and drive home to write it down.

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  19. They will become sad f.... themselves some day.

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  20. Oh, the little shit, LOL !! Let the music play on.....

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  21. Oh, the little shit, LOL !! Let the music play on.....

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  22. I have this CD so good.

    cheers, parsnip

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  23. Since when does your age have to reflect the music you're allowed to listen to? I'm just as likely to listen to Bastille as Dean Martin, with countless others between. Hard to imagine being abused by a crowd of aggressive pensioners for playing Frank Sinatra...

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