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RT: Saw The Torch, Waved a Flag- RT is Feeling Patriotic
So, besides RT deciding that the Olympics were much of a FAD and were not worth the cost of a flag, the mind of this teenager has dramatically been changed. Even though RT had to stand in the sweltering heat next to someone who smelt like they had made the decision to not shower a long time ago (and kept to it), RT found it quite enjoyable. We (RT, older sister, younger sister and even younger sister, and the Mothership) were stood outside the entrance to the Severn Valley Railway (RT would strongly recommend a visit) on a warm Summer's day, missing a Thursday afternoon's lessons and shot-put tutoring to hang with the other residents of Kidderminster.
Obviously the massive 'keenos' (people who are extremely keen- for those who aren't used to the lingo of RT), were right at the front, almost with ropes to secure their standing area. It's almost as bad as when people reserve tables in the M&S in Kidderminster. It's always like that at the front row of anything. Parents at Primary School prize giving turning up three hours early so that they can get the full front row and get the perfect picture of their oh-so-angelic child.
The second row largely consisted of the families of three or the couples who have come together. There is only ever a small number of them so they don't have to worry about not being able to see. They can squeeze through the screaming children and crying mothers until they have their perfect spot to see what a beautiful even the day will hold. These people always have a sweet loved up smile on their faces as if to say 'How lucky we are to be able to witness this amazing occasion together as a family unit'.
Row three of the spectators are the likes of RT and co: 'SAM GET OVER HERE.'
'PIPPA PUT THE CAT DOWN, YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S BEEN'
'HARRY IF YOU PINCH YOUR BROTHER AGAIN YOU'RE GOING TO SIT IN THE CAR... AND THEN I'M CALLING DADDY'
'BRITTANY, HOWEVER ANNOYING IT IS FOR YOU TO BICKER WITH HEIDI, IT ANNOYS ME TEN TIMES MORE. STOP ARGUING'
'ALEX STOP TEXTING. I CAN'T TAKE YOU ANYWHERE'
'WHERE'S MADDY AND FIN? I LET THEM OUT OF MY SIGHT FOR ONE MINUTE AND THEY GO RUNNING OFF!'
'PATRICK YOU WILL HAVE SOMEONE'S EYE OUT WITH THAT FLAG'
'MATTHEW. IF YOU DO NOT STOP BLOWING THAT WHISTLE IN YOUR SISTER'S EAR I'M TAKING YOU ALL HOME'
This was the row where RT's family were. It's where we always are. With the screaming rabble of children and parents who are losing it.
HA. Good one whoever decided 'Let's have flags'. No. You give children- well anyone under flags and there will be flag fights. It took the children coming in off the train who'd had a ribbon thrust into their sweaty little hands only that of ten seconds to realise they could be used for whips.
This, readers, is why I like Britain and anything which comes with it. Because you know where you are. You know where to stand and however much we complain about everyone being equal and it not being fair for families, it works. It works because we do it every time. So what if a four year old ran into RT with an ice-cream? So what? That sums up Britain on a day out with one little scenario and RT quite likes it.
Apart from the ice-cream. That shiz will never come out.
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