…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Traditions, traditions ! Who invents them? Why?
Apparently, around New Year Eve one is expected to make some personal promise, basically to behave better in the forthcoming year. Why a person can’t resolve on, say the birthday of Germaine Greer not to beat her husband? Mystery.
Having strong will, I had avoided this silly custom as a plague, which it is. However, this time, being mildly provoked, I gave in. I resolved that in 2018 I will put on weight, smoke more and drink more alcohol. Therefore, in December I would either have that so desirable inner warm feeling that I kept my word, or I would be richer and healthier. I can not lose.