Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Friday, 18 November 2016
It's a shame that Ebay didn't wait a few more days until asking me to write a review on the iPhone I bought, because I now regret complaining about the appallingly short battery life on it. Another elderly owner of the Mark 4 showed me how to shut down all the things I have been looking at since first turning it on, thereby stopping them from quietly sucking the life out of the phone continuously, even when it is asleep. Oh well, at least I admitted my age and inexperience.
Everyone's (two people's) complaints about my 'going on' about phones so much has been water off my feathery back, but Mise's observation about the contrast between wordy posts and shorter ones has made me very self-conscious about writing this one. I think this one is going to fall into the category of 'going on'.
One of the reasons I 'go on' so much is that one of the people who complain about it also compliments me on how much he enjoyed the short ones, saying things like, "That was your best post to date" implying that he has sharp enough critical faculties to be qualified to make such judgements, whereas he is just as lazy as I am about reading long posts - so I punish him in the same way that I punish the other by refusing to set the clock.
The previous post was so short because I had to almost encrypt bits of information for reasons of confidentiality, and in doing so I was forced to pack as much meaning as I could into as few words as there are. I suppose that if I took this to the extreme I would end up with a Haiku.
The irony is that he said that he didn't have a clue what I was going on about, but in fact he is the only person on this blog who ought to have known!
Perhaps he was still in shock at being mugged by a gull.