Good morning my dears, I hope the world is well with you this fine day.
If it isn't, who are you going to blame?
It seems we all want or need someone to blame every time something does not go as we would wish and the fact is we have forgotten to take into account our own human failings and take responsibility for our own shortcomings.
Let me expand a little, and see what you think of my percipience...
I very rarely watch football on the television, mostly because I don't like the punditry, the overpaid footballers, the cheating, the overpaid footballers, rowdy and rude fans and the overpaid, spoiled, bratty footballers - but all of that aside, it is a beautiful game.
Last evening I sat in front of my television set and I tuned it to the appropriate sports channel (why we need more than two sports channels is beyond me, one for golf and one for other sports would be fine) and I watched Swansea City vs Nottingham Forest. This was the second leg of the play-offs, not sure what it all means but I knew from all the Twitter and Facebook posts that it meant a lot to Forest fans - so I watched.
It was a good game, Swansea played really well and Forest played really well but Swansea scored the goals and this is the important part - in scoring the goals they won the match. After the final whistle another game started, the blame game:
1. It was because someone got sent off too early in the first leg (the FIRST leg)
2. Forest didn't get given a penalty
3. Forest didn't have any luck
4. The grass is different to the grass they play on in England and they slipped over on it
I could go on, but you get the idea...
A great shame for Forest and the fans but 'at the end of the day' Swansea got the ball in the net more often than Forest.
The players who missed chances to score and who are paid slightly more than the minimum wage, who are they blaming?
Moving away from football but still looking at blame - we learn that waiting times at a local Nottingham hospital have increased and already people are blaming 'the Tories'.
Now, I'm no apologist for the government but I struggle to see how the Tories are to blame if waiting times are not being met - in fact I don't care about waiting times, an artificial target of four hours seems totally arbitrary and unnecessary.
I think people should all be treated, admitted or discharged in a manner that suits the clinical needs of the individual patient and I have heard of cases where a patient with a minor condition was being treated whilst someone who had more serious injuries but plenty of time on their clock, had to wait.
We should allow the doctors and nurses to use their training and treat patients accordingly - and if you get drunk and fall over and scrape your knee and then have to sit in the A&E all night waiting to be seen - the person you should blame is YOU!
Anyway, that is all I have to say on the matter, and if you don't like what I have to say please don't blame me, it is your fault for not being intelligent enough to know that I am right and you are not - this is why I am the Guru and you are...well, you know who you are.
We have a late addition to the blame game...it's the fault of Seb Coe that people didn't follow the instructions when applying for Olympic tickets - and it was in no way the fault of the idiots who ordered thousands of pounds worth of tickets when they only have a brass farthing and a shekel in their account!
And so sayeth the Guru!