Over the holidays one of my co-bloggers (who shall remain nameless) asked me…
“Were old people always boring and does it have something to do with aging?”
That question prompted me to investigate “Boring-ness.”
I quickly ran into James Ward, 29 years old, who works for a DVD distribution and production company. Mr. Ward also edits a blog called “I Like Boring Things.” He is also co-founder of the Stationery Club, whose 45 members meet occasionally to discuss pens, paper clips and Post-it Notes.
The following is a snippet from “I Like Boring Things…”
I got the tube at Waterloo and noticed that the two blonde twins from Hollyoaks were sitting nearby. They hadn’t died in that fire at the Dog In The Pond, after all. Unless they were ghosts. They got off at Tottenham Court Road, and I noticed a teenage girl take off her headphones and whisper something in her dad’s ear. He looked around and I could see him mouth the word “Who?”
I got to the zoo. It was cold. There weren’t many people around. There weren’t many animals either.
I watched a sacred ibis eating a dead mouse. Actually, it didn’t really seem interested in eating it. It just kind of flicked it around a bit, ensuring the mouse lost whatever dignity it had in life.
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There is also a conference for people who enjoy boredom.