Who’s the moron? Modern life too much for footy fans

Peter Holt

I LOVE getting called names, no I really do. Just look at me, why wouldn't I?

At the weekend I got a great message from someone who labelled me 'a moron'.

While I love getting messages of support for the things I do in the community, getting this comment made me wonder if they are right.

It was in reference to us posting football results on social media and fans' angst about knowing the result before their particular game was broadcast on television.

I love my footy as much as anyone else, but I know - and have done for many, many years now - that if you don't want to know any results, scores or information, then get off the net. Simple.

I used to get caught out years ago by my mates using that old thing called SMS.

You know the deal - they'd text you with how much of a loser you were for supporting the Roosters after yet another ARL loss.

I knew then the only way was to turn off the phone and not go anywhere until the game was over.

Obviously this person hasn't learned the lesson yet. I'm suggesting they come over to work on the weekend and I'll show them how to turn off their media device.

I love my footy as much as anyone else, but I know - and have done for many, many years now - that if you don't want to know any results, scores or information, then get off the net. Simple.

The weekend was made even better when on Saturday, as we were set to go for our outside broadcast, I had a visit from a lady named 'Sue' who wanted to let me know how unhappy she was about my recent comments about teachers and the lack of work they do.

I appreciated her comments, as I do every day, but this one was a little strange.

She thought my comments were insensitive and just plain wrong. To remind you what I said those weeks ago, I suggested we all should get the same amount of holidays a year as teachers, and insinuated that they don't work very hard at all as they start late in the day and finish just after lunch.

To say I copped a lot of insults from that article is putting it mildly. I can't remember how many comments I've had, mostly negative, so let me clear the air.

The column is called Just Kidding for a reason. Don't take everything I say to heart. That was tongue in cheek and should have been taken that way. If you can't take it that way, get off your hobby horse.

Perhaps I should put a 'spoiler alert' heading next time just in case I overstep the line again. Who knows?

But I do know this - I'm not a moron. Oh wait up, maybe they were telling me I'm a Queenslander for Origin? FYI, it's spelt maroon not moron.



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