A couple of days ago I had a dig at the geocachers…again.
“Unfair!” you cry. “Pick on someone your own size!”
So, being a caring organisation that is prepared to take into account the views of its readers, The Fatdog Broadcasting Corporation has taken the not so difficult decision…to have a go at the Outdoor Bloggers instead .
The OB’s are buzzing just now with one topic in particular – next years TGO Challenge. The event, organised/promoted by the walking magazine TGO, appears to be organised so that walkers from south of the border can be invited to participate in their own cross country walk across Scotland in the merry month of May.
May! The midges are only just beginning to flap about ineffectually in May. Call that a challenge! Why not tackle it in July or August then we’ll see how hard you are 😯 .
Oddly enough I’ve never noticed anything about the TGO Challenge on the Scottish hillwalking forums so maybe it’s less frequented by us Picts. I’ve no doubt some of my distinguished fellow bloggers will keep me right on that point…or tell me I read the wrong forums.
The excitement exuded by the OB’s is equal to that of nervous weans waiting for their exam results to pop through the letterbox.
“Will I get a big envelope?” A thought which appears to bring big happy smiles to their eager little faces.
“Or, will it be a little envelope?” Sounds of uncontrollable sobbing can be heard in anticipation of this unspeakable possibility.
Well, the results are now in and the weans are posting up faster than a bunch of 13 year old girls on the subjects of clothes and boys. It’s time for congratulations and consolations.
There was one comment that caught my eye. An unfortunate soul had been given a D- and as a result had been told that they were not being allowed to go on the school trip. Fair play though, the miserable creature recovered well and through the sobs pointed out that there were lots of other trips that could be done instead. The others crowded round patting shoulders consolingly.
My forehead thumped rhythmically off the desk in front of me.
Am I being totally dense here? So you can’t be registered but what difference does that make? I’m sure you’re still allowed to walk across Scotland with your mates when you want, or is nobody else allowed to walk across the country in May other than TGO participants?
Hmm (scratches head and studies the resulting un-housed parasites), I’ve never thought about it but maybe it’s against the “rools” to walk with someone who is registered. Worse still, maybe you’re not even allowed to talk to someone who is registered? In order to maintain the purity of the event has Mr.McN resorted to snatch squads stationed across the country ready to descend in dead of night and silently remove unregistered rejects?
All in all I think I’ll leave them to it. For those of you with the big envelopes have fun and for those unfortunate enough to have small envelopes well…be little devils…sneak along for the walk.