When it was over, in true Wild Swimming style, we went back to someone's house for a bit of a do (thanks Franci).
Like you do.
But my headache came back. And I started getting tired. And hungry.
Not wanting to upset anyone by having to leave early, I tried to stick it out. But the grumps built up.
I'm hugely sorry if I let my grumps rub off onto anyone - please accept my apologies. You see, that wasn't me. I'm a bit like the hulk but without the tight trousers. When David Banner was angry (in my case grumpy) he'd transform into a creature of power and emotion, devoid of logic and compassion.
My green menace came up and I'd had enough. I hope that not too many swimmers had to bear the brunt of it. You're all so lovely.
But hulky did say some stupid things to some people and I want to take it all back. And I want to change my karma so that he never shreds any shirts in future. Or at least if he does, he doesn't upset anybody.
So I've written a questionnaire that I'll keep with me. In times of stress/grumpiness/anger/over-tiredness I'll make a point of filling it in.
|Do you feel tired?||Yes/No|
|Do you feel hungry?||Yes/No|
|Have you had too much coffee?||Yes/No|
|Do you feel overly and irrationally emotional?||Yes/No|
If the answer to any of the above questions is Yes,
SHUT THE FUCK UP.