Now I had one of those moments today when you suddenly realise how little you understand yourself and how much you actually run on auto-pilot.
Well, maybe it would be better to say 'how little I understand myself' rather than you. Maybe I am just particularly un-mindful of these things, but somehow I think I am not alone when suffering auto- surprise. I mean really, there are some god-awful multiple billion of us Homo Sapien Sapiens crashing around down here, I can't be that unique.
Anyway, normally I finish my e-mails with 'cheers' thinking that it sounds cheery, is easier to spell than sincerely, less formal than yours truly (also kind of a pain to spell) and just all-round friendly sounding.
Then today, while writing, the penny finally dropped. We use this phrase as a toast, you know like a polite form of "down the hatch".
Now that's all find and dandy, except that I don't drink alcohol; for all sorts of reasons that would be boring to elucidate here. Most basically because I never wanted to. There's more, but that'll do.
Anyway, it struck me as odd that a teetotaller is signing off on e-mails with a toast, and I found it odd that I had never put the two together. I guess I read it somewhere and thought it had a nice tone....
Now I am not sure what to do....
Those of you who I e-mail can wait, watch and see....
Or you could offer suggestions.....
Maybe I should come up with something all my own, a unique sign off
or something Catalan,
I wonder what they said in Star Treck.
Maybe I'll close with 'Beam me up Scotty!'
It doesn't make much sense though.
Then again, neither does this post.