rory gib­son

This year, let’s fo­cus on the re­ally im­por­tant is­sues

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - News - Pres­sure will do that to a man.ror­cuss@gmail.com

Wel­come back, read­ers. I know that, like me, you’ve been ly­ing on a beach some­where th­ese past few weeks, grap­pling with the nu­ances of our ex­is­tence in a post-truth world.

Some­thing big is com­ing. I can feel it. The way the hu­man race is be­hav­ing at the mo­ment re­minds me of how ants get all fran­tic be­fore a big storm.

Mean­while, the world’s brains trust is fo­cused on frip­pery like the rise of the de­plorables and the fry­ing of the planet. No one is ad­dress­ing the re­ally im­por­tant is­sues, like why hasn’t some­one in­vented a spill-proof ice-cube tray?

I know fancy fridges come with ice-mak­ers th­ese days, but there are plenty of us out there hav­ing to make ice the tra­di­tional way, which is to pour wa­ter into a plas­tic tray with in­di­vid­ual squares in which the ice can form.

The prob­lem is – and I ac­knowl­edge it is a psy­cho­log­i­cal one – you can’t get the tray from the sink to the freezer with­out get­ting the wob­bles.

Ev­ery time I think I’m go­ing to make it across the ex­panse of the kitchen floor, I lose all hand-eye co­or­di­na­tion and start drib­bling. It’s the same as when you are play­ing golf and you think, fi­nally, you’re about to crack 80, you’ll start slic­ing away like a My Kitchen Rules con­tes­tant.

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