I just had some blokes at the door, with their pamphlets and their books and their eagerness and smiles. Years ago I’d have been instantly confrontational and made myself look really stupid, these days I’ll have a chat, we’ll talk about our respective points of view, our hopes for the future and maybe eventually touch on the merits of interpretation. When we part ways it’s with genuine good wishes for the rest of the day from both sides.
You might never make someone understand your side of things, but letting them know that you’re intelligent, reasonable and friendly at least establishes that folk the from the other side aren’t all slavering aggressive inarticulate stupids. Is that bridging gap of understanding, maybe just a wee bit?
I’ve had a poll up for a while with options for opinions on training. It was inspired by me having to start that very activity. I’m doing a team event in October (no, not that one), and I have to be bike fit, both for riding it and for carrying it. Two months seems like a long time, but I think it’s going to fly by, and there will be panicking at some point when I’m still a fat bastard with very little progress made.
I say this because when I came back from fueling up the motor I walked into the shop on autopilot and bought a roll on a egg & tattie scone and a cream bun. Is there really no hope?