Watching the news this morning, I realised I have the best excuse for getting out of a birching, if I'm ever, um "offered" one. I am to a certain extent fascinated with the idea of birching. However, several people have pointed out that I don't much like canes, and birching is much worse, so I need to have a strategy to avoid a birching if the situation ever arises.
Well, folks, BBC news gave me my excuse this morning. They had an item about how early the hayfever season is starting, and a particular hazard at the moment is the birch pollen. Which, conveniently enough, I'm allergic to, always have been ever since I developed hayfever when I was 12. How well do you think "I can't be birched because I'm allergic to the pollen" will go down?
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