How many of our readers pass the test?

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The mark of an excellent man is that he writes easily in an acceptable hand, sings agreeably and in tune, and, though appearing reluctant to accept when wine is pressed on him, is not a teetotaller

Kenkō Essays in Idleness (4)

How many of our readers pass the test?

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22 thoughts on “How many of our readers pass the test?

  1. Alors, c’est moi. To a T. I’m a man, I admit (a wannabe New Man, in fact). I do still write (even though my thumbs are more muscle bound these days) though I can’t remember the last time I wrote an actual epistolary document. And I’m not teetotal as—providing I’m not driving—I’ve been known to have a half-glass of wine or a small bottle of lager when pressed to do so. It’s a hard life…

    1. I knew you would sing agreeably and in tune, Chris, but I’m happy to hear you have the other attributes. I hereby declare you an excellent man.

  2. and for the woman what are the measures? I need a few tips on idleness. I just spent the last few hours making two tourtieres, a mince pie and a dozen mince tarts.
    Leslie

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