So What Am I Giving Up For Lent?

Those of you that know me, will know that I don’t tend to take religious dictats too seriously like lent (though I didn’t smoke crack during daylight hours during Ramadan), however for the last couple of years, I have given something up.

In 2011, I gave up “ent”.  That meant that I could not use words like “bent” or “silent” in my vocabulary.
In 2010, I gave up paper clips.  It was easier than you may think.

So the quest was on today for something to give up:

Magpies?  I always salute the first magpie I see each day.  I cannot feasibly give this up as it may give me bad luck for 40 days.
Sausage rolls?  No, I cannot be giving up the only thing that is edible in Tesco Express for those hangovers where walking to town/cooking is impossible.
Gravy?  The whole point of lent to me is not to give up something I depend on.  Gravy is life.

But on the way home I finally had a stroke of genius, and updated my Facebook status as thus:

I’ve finally worked out what to give up for lent; only the observant among you will be able to work it out, I will blog about it later…shock horror -)

Nobody seemed to get it.

I told you what I was going to give up for lent.

And then I said only the observant would get it.

And then I missed something out 3 characters from the end of said status…

Anyone get it yet???

Yes, I am giving up semi-colons for lent.

I think that is quite suitable.

Wish me luck.  It’s going to be tricky.


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