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Week In Review

Here is the first (and only?) weekly “brain dump” digest…

Last night I went to a pub for the first time in years. Since I don’t drink alcohol it’s not a place I frequent. (April 08, 2017 at 08:36AM)

I went to a pub. I don’t go to pubs because I don’t drink alcohol. I don’t do anything that could monkey around with my brain activity. I used to drink. Not often or a lot but I would rather not do it. It was interesting seeing the reactions of the locals as someone they’ve not seen before came in. I always thought that pubs were social places but I got the impression they didn’t want me there… Oh well…

Today I am constantly being asked if I am betting on or if I’m watching the Grand National. The answer is no. I don’t watch it for moral reasons. (April 08, 2017 at 01:05PM)

I used to watch the Grand National as a kid. We would go to my grandparents house and have a little sweepstake going and it used to be exciting, but as I got older it became clear that horses were being “euthanized” because of the course (click here for a full list of equine fatalities at the Grand National.) I couldn’t watch it because I was horrified. I stopped following the Grand National the moment I heard about it. It seems they’re doing pretty well with no fatalities, with no horse fatalities this year or since 2012. I’m still not going to watch it though.

I just served a woman who ordered some drinks and then told me that she wanted extra milk “because he’s in a wheelchair”. I would give extra milk anyway but I don’t understand why she felt like she had to tell me. It had no bearing on my decision about milk. (April 08, 2017 at 02:11PM)

This needs no explanation at all. I was conscious about posting it though. I didn’t want to come across as a dick but everyone I’ve spoken to about it asks me “what’s him being in a wheelchair got to do with it?”. Maybe she felt the need because she thought there would be more chance of me saying yes because of the man she was with was in a wheelchair. I don’t know.



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