Though there can’t be many men whose wives have likened them to a pregnant kangaroo, this is an experience that, in recent days, I have had to suffer on more than one occasion.
As such, it was perhaps inevitable that whilst watching this years ‘Top Gun’ film, I found myself thinking that she who sat alongside me and who surely knows me best, could not help but notice the obvious similarities between myself and Tom Cruise.
To begin with, the aforementioned movie star and I are of a similar age and are both of a somewhat diminutive height. Furthermore, each of us has managed to remain devilishly handsome whilst being equally successful in maintaining our bodies in great physical shape.
In fact, as far as I can see, the only thing that distinguishes the two of us is that, having been on a speed awareness course this week, I’m now going to have to give up my maverick image such that the next time I find myself in the cockpit of a jet fighter like the F-14 Tomcat I’ll be sticking strictly to the speed limit.
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