Second post of the day…
Oh dear. If you’ve bothered to read it, you’ll know that ‘feelbeat’ [a Gallego in London] has wasted a lot on energy on the premise that I am Scottish. Perhaps if he could read English as well as he thinks he does, this could have been avoided. I was going to post this tomorrow but his silly tirade has provoked me into adding it today. I will post it in Spanish later today:-
There are several important qualifications for reading my blog correctly. Not all Spanish commentators, I’m afraid, have these. Especially those sensitive souls who track comments on Galicia, Catalunia and X. There certainly are Spanish readers who have all the requirements and I’m very grateful for their contributions. Specifically, I appreciate the comments of Fernando in Ferrol, who often disagrees with me but does so on a rational basis. I believe he – like others – understands that I merely make observations and that I try to do so amusingly. I don’t pretend that they are all accurate. Anyway, here are the requirements. I make no apology if they sound arrogant:-
1. A high level of English
2. A sense of humour in general
3. A well developed sense of irony in particular
4. A mature grasp of political realities around the world, and
5. The ability to avoid indulging in historical irrelevancies whilst contemplating your navel.
If you don’t have all of these, please at least stop writing, if not reading as well. You’ll just end up irritating yourself and amusing us when you throw your toys out of the pram.
I can’t be bothered to respond to feelbeat other than to say that, if he thinks Galician ternera is the best meat in the world, then he’s never eaten anything else. It is, indeed, very tender but almost tasteless. I leave it to someone who really is Scottish to respond to the rest of his diatribe. I’m off for my siesta. And, if you're going to write again, feelbeat, please tell us what DOCUMENTATION is meant to mean. On second thoughts, don't bother.