Monday 18 June 2018

Roddy Doyle's Charlie Savage: New year, same old me

 

'There was a time when the only thing you expected from the new year was a hangover...'
'There was a time when the only thing you expected from the new year was a hangover...'
Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

I hate the New Year. Actually, I hate everything new. Nearly everything. Clothes, music, recipes, neighbours - the list is probably endless. And the exceptions - babies and hips - they just prove the rule. The vast majority of new things are a pain in the arse, especially the new years.

I'm not suggesting that we shouldn't have a new year. I'm not stupid. I know that the earth orbits the sun and I accept that we have seasons and that your man, Shakespeare, was on the button when he said if winter comes, then spring is probably tagging along behind it.

Grand.

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