First of all, I’m awfully sorry for not having blogged in so long. You might think that a custard wouldn’t get all that busy, but humans really haven’t much insight into such things.
Another thing about humans that has struck me (enough to make me want to post about it) is that humans seem to have very warped ideas of the seasons of the year. It is winter where I am, and the weather is quite harsh, from what I can see through the window. Luckily I have a warm kitchen.
I’ll give you an example of humans being terrible with their seasons: think of how humans talk about winter when it isn’t happening (“being cozy indoors while eating hot toast and soup; wrapping up and going walking in the bracing cold”), and how they talk about winter when it is (“stupid rain won’t go” – “the heater/kettle/electric blanket isn’t working” – “it’s too cold to open the windows, and not cold enough to put the heater on” – “can’t get up early in winter”). See? One would think that humans would be little better at their seasons, as they get four every year, but evidently not. What about summer: “having lovely picnics in the shade and listening to the bees buzz” – “going swimming” – “drinking a cold milkshake with real fruit in a tall glass” – “relaxing by the poolside on balmy summer nights as the sun goes down”. Really! During summer, the majority of humans are saying things much more like: “I can’t believe this heat”, or “mozzies everywhere” (supplementary material: see my December 2010 post entitled Humans and Mosquitoes), or “the air conditioner broke down”, or “I don’t feel like going anywhere – too hot”. Humans really are foolish. Take spring: “Ah, beautiful springtime” when it isn’t happening, and “stupid hayfever” when it is. Or autumn: “the leaves look so nice” vs. “Hey! Someone brought leaves into the hall on their shoes!”
See my point? Humans are pretty unrealistic when talking about a good deal of things, and it seems it takes a custard to notice it.