Any other time

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By BANJO PATER­SON

ALL of us play our very

best game – Any other time. Golf or bil­liards, it’s all the

same – Any other time. Lose a match and you al­ways say, “Just my luck! I was ‘off’ to-day! I could have beaten him quite half-way – Any other time!” Af­ter a

fiver you ought to go – Any other time. Ev­ery man that you ask

says “Oh, Any other time. Lend you a fiver! I’d lend you two, But I’m over­drawn and my bills are due, Wish you’d ask me – now, mind you do – Any other time!” Fellows will ask you out to

dine – Any other time. “Not to-night, for we’re twenty-nine – Any other time. Not to-mor­row, for cook’s

on strike, Not next day, I’ll be out on

the bike – Just drop in when­ever you

like – Any other time!” Sea­sick pas­sen­gers like the

sea – Any other time. “Some­thing . . I ate . .

dis­agreed . . with me! Any other time Ocean-trav’lling is . . sim­ply bliss, Must be my . . liver . . has

gone amiss . . Why, I would . . laugh . . at a sea . . like this – Any other time.” Most of us mean to be

bet­ter men – Any other time: Reg­u­lar upright char­ac­ters

then – Any other time. Yet some­how as the years go by Still we gam­ble and drink and lie, When it comes to the last

we’ll want to die – Any other time!

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