Tak­ing a swing at ‘an ar­ro­gant golf fam­ily’

Belfast Telegraph - - LETTERS -

IMAG­INE, as part of a keen golf­ing fam­ily, your self-im­por­tant house­hold be­came so re­sent­ful at how your lo­cal golf club was be­ing run that they in­sisted you can­cel the fam­ily’s long-stand­ing club mem­ber­ship.

How­ever, to en­able you all to con­tinue us­ing the course’s fa­cil­i­ties, your fam­ily de­mand that you pay ex­pen­sive lawyers to en­gage in end­less, ex­cru­ci­at­ing talks with the club to ne­go­ti­ate a com­plex deal that, to all in­tents and pur­poses, is sim­i­lar to full mem­ber­ship, but not half as good.

But at least your ar­ro­gant fam­ily are now sat­is­fied that “of­fi­cially” you are all no longer mem­bers. Later, you — and now even most of your fam­ily — re­flect on what an ut­ter waste of time and money the whole process was and bit­terly re­gret ever al­low­ing your­self to be bul­lied by them in the first place.

Al­lu­sions to Brexit are purely co­in­ci­den­tal.

HOWARD SMITH By email

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