Having finishing last night’s epic moanfest, I retreated to the bath (as is often my wont in such scenarios) and resumed my study of that worthiest of tomes, Whitehorn’s Social Survival. Imagine my dismay when I turned to page 12 and discovered the following list under the heading of ‘The Dullest Subjects In The World’:
Taxes (I have PLENTY to say on this subject but will hold back for now)
Any sport (n/a)
My pet (n/a)
Why my life is so much more awful than anyone else’s (oh dear).
With this in mind I’d like to apologise to readers if I bored your socks off with the last post. I’ll try harder next time. Yet perhaps the situation is redeemable: on page 13 Whitehorn includes a list entitled ‘You Cannot Go Wrong’:
Admiring a woman’s jewellery
Asking a man about his work (unless he’s unemployed or in MI5)
Sending a female flowers
Asking a man’s (non-professional) advice
Asking for a recipe
The above actions may will be tricky to incorporate within blog format, but I shall try my hardest. In the meantime I recommend that you go straight out and buy a copy of Social Survival so that you, like me, can learn to hold your plate, wine glass, napkin, cigarette and gloves in one hand whilst making witty smalltalk with strapping young bachelors at cocktail parties.