Columbia? If it was Brazil, I’d Understand.

A friend of mine posted on facebook recently about a particularly bad day that ended with “and I couldn’t even go home because my cleaning lady was there.” She then made a joke about having “first world problems,” at which I had to laugh even though I didn’t really understand–is there some ettiquette thing about being in the house with the help? Being that, socially, I’m more closer to being “the help” than than the Lord of The Manor or whatever, I still think I’d want to be around to, you know, keep an eye on the silver candlesticks and the liquor cabinet (okay, we have a shelf in the pantry, but still….)

That really has little to do with my post (big surprise, eh?) except for the concept of “first world problems.” And speaking of first world problems, thousands of people who must be living really, really dull lives are all worked up about a Columbian women’s bicycle team and their new uniforms. I myself have no comment beyond a snort and a shake of my head.
Columbia

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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2 Responses to Columbia? If it was Brazil, I’d Understand.

  1. Whoa…this really is something..when I clicked the link in your post and it took to me to the page with a picture of the Colombian men’s bicycle team…destitute of words I sure am.

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  2. M T McGuire says:

    I must confess, I’d be monumentally fucked off if id worked to get onto the world stage in my sport and then had to wear that. To me it says ‘I train, I work at my sport, I excel, I am one of the best in the world at what I do but yes, you’re absolutely right. I’m nothing more than a fanny – in the British sense of the word.’ If I was one of them I’d wear another pair of cycling shorts over the top! Phnark! Or draw a pair of pants over the top in black marker pen and colour them in.

    Still. It’s got the world talking about cycling… Obliquely.

    Cheers

    MTM

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