It turns out, based on my research (test subjects Mr D and me), that you’re never too old to try out new things, but you can been too young (stubborn) to learn them.
A couple of years ago we bought a kayak. It’s taken until this weekend for conditions and opportunity to be in perfect alignment to try it out. We put Miss D and her boyfriend in first while we walked along the canal bank with pup. After half an hour it became apparent that while we were well ahead on the walk, the youngsters lagged far behind. Surely it should have been the other way around. After all, they have youth and strength on their side.
They also have stubbornness and an inability to work together messing things up! Miss D (note, she is no longer Cost Center 1) is quite good with a paddle, but her boyfriend couldn’t paddle in a straight line if his life depended on it. It didn’t end well. She made him get out and sit in the front while she steered from behind. As they appeared round the corner I could see a dark cloud of bad mood hanging over them.
We swapped over. Miss D and the hapless youth walking the dog while we took our turn to enjoy the new toy.
The mood did not lift as we launched off, paddles working in perfect unison, kayak zooming along in a straight line!
Yes! We mature chaps can still learn new skills!
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday xx
This week’s one-liner (well, almost one-liner) is prompted, as usual, by the lovely Linda G Hill.
Here are her guidelines to taking part in this midweek madness…
If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.
NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.
As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.
Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”
The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:
1. Make it one sentence.
2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.
3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.
4. Add our lovely new badge to your post for extra exposure!
5. Have fun!