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Ian W Mitchell. 22 December 2017.
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and so is the title! I'm just republishing this so you can all compare the November to come with the one that was.......
It’s just that the favourite theme of
mine – the Annual month of November – seems to be getting longer and longer,
Already the worst month in
the Calendar, it is expanding its influence into October and December.
No matter how many pictures entitled "naughty November" are exposed, it won't cheer me up.
happens when it finally expands to cover all other 11 months of the year?
Maybe a bullet in the
The problem with November
is that it lies between summer holidays and Christmas festivities.
go awry, the weather as well, note books and wallets are empty, the weather is
grey and dismal, people are curt and abrupt (even more so than normal). Influenza starts making the rounds, and – as if all that wasn’t enough – the
“dead” month lives up to it’s reputation, with Religious festivities for the
dead, followed by civil ceremonies for the remembrance of the dead, followed by
other things for the dead, the leaves on the trees are dead, as are many other
things, like the wish to do your job correctly!
Oh yes - the Americans have there "thanksgiving" feast (although why they can't just say Harvest festival like every one else baffles me) and they consume massive doses of the cardiac germs
Turkey with stuffing and trimmings... Then they're ill......!
Normal - it's November.....!
Why are all these festivities
and ceremonies in November?
Well – I think it’s the
nature of the month!
Before it was even called November, doubtlessly many
“nasty” or bad things happened, so somebody said – “Feels just like a
It’s in November’s days
that Pensions don’t turn up on time, taxes are finally due or a penalty must
be paid, wages are reduced, you get your telephone cut off through no fault of
your own, Banks suddenly decide to call in that loan, the car has a seizure, at
the minimum - humidity in the spark
plugs, or a battery not up to the cooler weather, at the maximum - a heart attack with the motor seized up!
Petrol prices go through
the roof, so do all the other heating fuels prices (strange that they never go
up in Summer, isn’t it, and even stranger that increased brute
prices are passed on immediately, but brute price decreases are
never passed on at all).
No - it's not strange - it’s November!
The wife, the girlfriend,
the boyfriend or whoever, chooses this time of the year to announce they are
“pregnant” – have “caught” AIDS (both results of the Summer frenzies) – are fed
up and want a divorce – and all manner of other things.
It’s November and it's shaping up to be a beauty....
Actually, thinking about
it, I don’t know ANYBODY who was born in November!
If they were, they hide the
I, myself, only just made
it before the start of that infamous month, but now that it is expanding its
it reaches Christmas time, it’ll still be… November!
I think, on the whole I'd do better stayin' home and putting up with all of November's little tricks:
mre le marquis (iwmpop) - Vauvert, France - Oct 2010