It was Melbourne Cup Day yesterday, a big deal in Australia. Even the Stock Exchange takes a break at 3 pm to watch the race. And there’s a buzz that you’re expected to get caught up in. Gert’s hairdresser despaired when told that not only was Gert not having a bet on the Melbourne Cup, she was not attending the Cup Day sidewalk sales or paying any attention to the Fashions On The Field or the celebrity goings-on in The Birdcage. If hairdressers were allowed to be rude she would have said, “What’s wrong with you?”
Aha, Gert has not only conquered FOMO, she’s on the JOMO bandwagon – the Joy Of Missing Out http://anildash.com/2012/07/jomo.html
What a great sense of freedom there is in feeling that everyone else is rushing round in circles keeping up with everyone else rushing round in circles while you’re lying in the grass doing nothing at all.