Monday, 11 December 2017


Dear Agony Aunt,

Please help me.

On the weekend I played pool with my wife and she beat me convincingly two games to one.
I feel that this is damaging to my ego and may cause on-going problems.

What can I do?

 - Patrick Hettic.

Dear Patrick,

To use pool analogy:

  •  you have to use a straight cue to knock those balls together.
  • There's nothing worse than good position if you miss the shot.
  • Don't try to get perfect shape when good shape will do.
  • A "real man" doesn't play safe unless they want to win.
  • It's not the cue. It's you.
  • Never give a sucker an even break.
  • If you can't find the one being hustled in the pool room, it's you.
  • Those who can't play ... teach.
  • Stroke it, don't poke it.

But really, I suggest that you just grow some.

- Agony Aunt


  1. Why did Agony Aunt get two turns in a row when other Curmudgeons haven't posted for ages. Also, shouldn't the word 'Curmudgeon'be in her name somewhere?

  2. Just look after your own blogs sunshine.
    Floating PHil must have floated away by now.

  3. Floating Phil is one of Robert's actually.

  4. Shit! Just looked and Robert has removed Floating Phil - one of his blogging highlights!



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