WD Fyfe

A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society

Stuff I’ve Learned From Life


I’ve been wandering around this planet for quite a few years now, and I’ve discovered a whole pile of cool things.  Most of it is useless information — like James Bond never wears lace-up shoes – and while that might be good for a few drinks on Quiz Night, it doesn’t exactly pay the rent.  In fact, these days, Wikipedia has put smart people like me out of business.  However, some of the stuff I know just isn’t generally available, and sometimes it can make life’s journey a whole lot easier.  So, here are a few things (in no particular order) that are kinda neat to know.

Venice isn’t fun anymore — it’s full.  One more busload of tourists and they’re going to change the name to Atlantis.

Never play peek-a-boo with a toddler on a transatlantic flight.  You’re trapped — and they’re relentless.

When the voice at the other end of the telephone says, “Your call is important to us,” you’re going to be on hold for a loooong time.

People with an accent are smart enough to speak at least one more language than you.

As you get older, the printed word gets proportionately smaller.

Hygge is real, and so is Pyt.  If you don’t recognize these words, you need to google them immediately.  It could change your life.

Saying “sorry” doesn’t do anything.  The idea that it’s some kind of emotional antibiotic is just contemporary crap.  The trick is not doing things that you have to apologize for.

Always eat the last cookie in the package.  Leaving it is an act of cruelty to the next person who thinks they’re getting cookies but … ends up with disappointment because who looks forward to eating just one cookie?

Hobbies are just work you enjoy.

For some weird reason, candlelight makes food taste better.

The minute somebody says, “I don’t judge” — they already have.

The difference between movies, films and cinema depends entirely on what kind of a pompous ass is talking about them.

Anybody can sell their soul, but it takes a real dick to get full value.

And finally:

Life is actually just a constant struggle between sexy and comfortable — but when the two of them show up in the same place at the same time, it’s absolutely fabulous.

8 comments on “Stuff I’ve Learned From Life

  1. Darling Doormat
    June 25, 2019

    I feel so much happier now I know what Pyt is. Thanks for that 😀

    • wdfyfe
      June 25, 2019

      You can get a button to press.

  2. Be careful what you throw around out here. Next thing you know we’ll have Denmark’a version of IKEA in all the former Sears stores. (And you really can’t even buy hygge.)

    • wdfyfe
      June 25, 2019

      You may have a moneymaker here. cheers

  3. Claudette
    June 25, 2019

    I ike your thoughts 🙂

    • wdfyfe
      June 26, 2019

      Thanks, I always like to hear yours. cheers

  4. CJ Hartwell
    June 29, 2019

    See, it’s been my life mission to find shoes both sexy and comfortable. I’ll let you know when I’ve found them.
    Over and out.

    • wdfyfe
      June 29, 2019

      Good luck. When you find them we’ll keep it a secret and make millions. cheers

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