My dad’s mate Simon is an enigmatic sort of chap. He’s one of those ‘been there done that’ characters that’s constantly churning out ‘pearls of wisdom’ that are all style and no substance.
Simon often tells me “Always remember, you’re unique”.
“Just like everyone else” is my standard retort.
He could write a book filled with his titbits but I daren’t suggest it just in case he does. Joking aside, his heart’s in the right place - just behind his rib cage.
Last week we discussed a ‘to do’ I had with a friend at school.
“Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes” he advised.
For once I could see his reasoning. I mean that way, when you criticise them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
I suspect I’ll only truly appreciate Simon’s wisdom when he’s gone. Just like toilet paper really…