I went into one of those forum thingies a week or so ago.
There was a chap there introducing himself and proudly proclaiming that he had started a new
Now there were three things going for him. The first was that he was Irish. The second was that he promised a bit of humour. The third and probably the most important was he wasn’t going to talk about food, fashion, health, makup or any of that utter shite that clutters up the Irish scene.
I toddled over to have a look.
He was right about it being new. There was only one post. And that post was entreating all men to shave off their beards. Not a very good start.
However, I like to give people a chance so I left a comment. The first comment. The only comment on the entire site.
I welcomed him to this strange online world and made a comment about beards. It wasn’t a derogatory comment, and in fact I agreed with him. The modern idea of a beard which is oh so carefully trimmed, nourished and cosseted that it looks like something out of a cheap theatrical shop is an insult to us genuine hirsute blokes. I sent the comment.
About a week later I got a reply.
Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comment. Or words to that effect. Obviously a chatty type?
Since then, nothing. Not a dicky bird. No new comments and no new posts. Just one post with two comments.
Young people these days just have no staying power.