Something of a late developer I fearDecember 26, 2021 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie8 CommentsI think I was nine when I rumbled Santa. previousIdiot analysisnextSubs! Subs! 8 thoughts on “Something of a late developer I fear” bloke in spain December 26, 2021 at 12:01 pm Was that when he discovered MMT? Much the same concept. BraveFart December 26, 2021 at 12:31 pm The precocious eight year old Murphy’s notes for Santa: “Dear Santa Please have I have a Hornby 00 gauge Mallard and a model of a uniformed platform controller with an officious facial expression. Can you please leave me confirmation by way of signed affidavit of your compliance with these points: firstly – customs duty is paid on all your goods in the relevant country of importation secondly – correct import declarations to all tax authorities thirdly – quarantine regulations for your reindeer are observed fourthly – current and valid certificate of airworthiness for your sleigh sixthly – drinks and food left out for you are reported as income of your trade seventhly – you do not route through any secrecy jurisdiction” Merry Christmas to Tim and all Chris December 26, 2021 at 12:33 pm I was a mere sprout in those days, but candidly I’ve been a turkey all my life. Grikath December 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm He did the santa thing as a Quaker in his Youf? Or is that one of his self-identifications as well? DocBud December 26, 2021 at 1:03 pm It makes me wonder, how much to blame are spud’s parents for what he has become? Was he born a knobhead, or was knobheadedness nurtured in him? jgh December 26, 2021 at 2:47 pm Quakerism would have had no influence on his youth, Lord Spudcup isn’t a birthright Quaker, he’s what we call a legover Quaker. 😉 bobby b December 26, 2021 at 5:46 pm Always that Atlantic language barrier. By my reading of the word “rumbled”, she was damned precocious. Pcar December 28, 2021 at 9:16 pm I was 11 – in P7 – when parents told me. P7 / 11 was when most children were told where I lived. All had 10 Santa Christmases. It now appears many RC children only enjoy 5 or 6 Santa Christmases Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.