Today I have come to realise one very important fact: I do not have the luck of the rabbit’s foot when it comes to team games.
Having a family mostly born and raised in East London, and coming from Essex I am an avid (in not knowledgeable) supporter of West Ham United football team (come on you Irons!)…who happen to be shit. I know, I know but come on, seriously?
I have just watched a horrifically ball-breaking World Cup game supporting…you guessed it, England. Also shit. Actually even more shit…I think I just lost at least half a full head of hair and my voice. Really Gerrard, really?
I was in S house in school (yellow) who didn’t win the school cup for the whole 7 years I was there.
And naturally I was also yellow team at primary school sports day, in which we lost many an egg and spoon and sack race. Not that kind of sack. What’s wrong with you people.
You get my drift.
Also, put me in ANY kind of organised sports team and I will bet on myself that I will lose. 100/1.
I got scratched to pieces at school netball games (I’m serious, all girls grammar school netball players are vicious…and Essex ones at that tend to have particularly long talons), I dislocated my knee playing school hockey, I near drown if i try to swim for too long and don’t even get me started on indoor sports (dodge ball and basketball are terrifying when you’re five foot one).
So when people like job interviewers ask me, “so, do you enjoy any extracurricular sport?”
“Ooohhh…errr…oooh…well…I like dancing”.
I cannot join any sports societies at uni…I’ve found the hard way that you don’t get medals just for the taking part at this age.
Even when you plead puppy eyes.
No; cowering in the corner and ducking when a rugby ball hurtles towards you at 60 miles an hour is not acceptable…even though its scary. Shouldn’t there be laws against these things?
Ok so it was only going 10 miles an hour. So sue me.
Can someone please invent a non competitive, non contact, ball-less sport for me to play please and thank you.
Oh and a good team for me to support that’s none of the following: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U….actually any of the existing ones.
I need it for my CV.
It’s “character building”, “encourages participation” and “teaches teamwork”.
P.S. On the note of jobs and CV’s I will be moving to the sunny land of the South of France in July to start work at a beautiful little hotel. Look out for mischief, mayhem and disasters. On an Overpacked and Underpaid near you, July 1st, Certificate 12-18…depending on the shenanigans…not those shenanigans…other ones…ones that don’t involve that…okay. *Awkward cough*. See you there!