i have a very long shit list
A list of the things I hate would be a very long one.
I have recently added a new item to the list: hatred of things that make me feel sympathy towards those I hate.
While this has probably happened more times than I can remember the first time I realised I hated it was when the press got on david cameron’s case about not knowing the price of supermarket milk, (oddly I never felt that way when George Osborne was taking flack over his lack of knowledge of the price of pasties – but then he is the ultimate smug git).
So why the sympathy? Because it is such a cheap and irrelevant point to make.
Firstly it is doubtful that david Cameron has much time to go out to do the weekly shop at his local tesco, sainsbuy’s or other supermarket of his choice.
Secondly even if he did have time I doubt if I would be very wrong in thinking that there is someone employed in the Cameron household to do such chores.
So no shock he is unaware of the price of milk.
Thirdly I would also guess that most of the editors of these news stories would also be hard pressed to tell us the price of milk. What they all share in common with Cameron is they have a good idea what the price of krug or dom perignon.
I admit I felt a bit icky siding with Cameron.
Imagine how I felt when I felt sorry for piers morgan.
Go on imagine it. not nice is it.
In my pantheon of people I dislike piers morgan is an a-lister. It is partly to do with him being a smug twat and partly to do with him reminding me of an old work colleague I couldn’t stand.
Morgan is one of those people who I try to avoid hearing about, easier to pretend they don’t exist at all then.
There I was listening to the ashes coverage on 5live (well that was time well spent) when they mentioned some goings on with morgan and an Australian cricketer.
Turns out that morgan had criticised some of the English players, why only some is a mystery as they all seemed to have left their skill, sense and heart at home. Brett lee, Australian and retired from international cricket 17 months ago, took umbrage at this and challenged morgan, 47 cnn presenter and ex daily mail editor, to an over.
Lee bowled 6 very fast balls at morgan, who managed to stop most of them with bits of his body. It looked and sounded painful. Morgan faced up to each of the balls. Proving two things that he does indeed have more heart than the English cricket team and that brett lee is a bit of a bully, well actually a lot of a bully.
even worse he only managed to bowl morgan out once - while mtchell johnson has been rolling over the england batters. perhaps morgan should get a game.
So here I am ending the year not only feeling sorry for piers morgan but a degree of admiration and respect for him.
I fucking hate that.
And for that Brett lee has been added to my shit list.