Thursday, August 19, 2004

Answer to Israel's Olympic woes

If "family gatherings" were an Olympic sport, the in-laws would be gold medallists. I have to take my hat off to them, they manage to bear each others company more than I thought was humanly possible. Last night they met up yet again for an all-night session, the fourth time in six days. And this is on top of the fact that some of them work in the same family business...just what can they talk about so much? It's not like there is a family crisis looming and it's not even like they sit in front of the TV and cabbage out, they actually t-a-l-k. And talk. And talk. Incredible. 10/10 on those judges' scorecards...

All I can say is 'Thank God' for the sports channel showing England's comfortable win over the Ukraine last night...couldn't have made up a more solid excuse to cop out of this gathering - "It's the Motherland, darling. Football. No contest...".