News that a Finnish town Joensuu, is to stage the world’s first ever Heavy Metal Knitting championship caused some mirth in Britain. Contestants knit while listening to this rubbish for one minute, the winner being the most productive knitter. Apparently the entry list is lengthy which probably explains the one minute limit.
My company has an annual Olympics which includes such eagerly contested events as Pixie dancing, not always a pleasant spectacle given a couple of our blokes are 6ft 6inches.
This year’s title went to a run-off, causing some anger by one of the finalists, namely our chief accountant, after he was edged out by a temp who he argued should have been ineligible.
Such unsporting quarrelling and bitterness at these outcomes seem to be their hall-mark and never more so than with my annual triumph with the best-looking male cup, a result I would have thought was fairly undebatable.