Under normal circumstances I would never let a joke go by without endlessly repeating it until it just isn’t funny anymore or murdering the punchline …..
And today is no different.
Last Sunday as the one day heatwave reached its zenith the GAS team were slaving away, clipboards in hands, stopwatch running and gazing out to sea through sun ravaged eyes as they focused on the cream of the surfing crop from Cornwall’s schools.
We had been asked to run a one day surfing extravaganza – a stand alone event of the Cornwall School Games. Schools from all over the county had entered teams in several different disciplines such as netball, beach volleyball, sailing and, of course, the king of sports – surfing. Each school competed for team points to be declared the official top Cornish school sports team. Judging by the surfing Wadebridge has one hell of a good school for sports – even better than the traditional powerhouse of Newquay.
It must be great to walk into school on a Monday morning as a Cornwall School Surfing champ. It certainly puts my 1987 victory in the 3rd year egg & spoon race into perspective.
And the joke?
Well, once again the comp was powered by GAS. By GAS. Geddit?
Hello. Hello, are you still there? Anyone?
Just me then.