I hate Melbourne Cup Day. I am not a punter and find putting bets on horses 1000kms away ridiculous. I don’t know why so many people feel the need to throw money away on a massive field of horses in which less than a quarter have a legit chance to win it. But having said that, I am not against Horse Racing per se but rather the hype that this race brings. I don’t mind going to the track itself as a day out, but why do women in Sydney feel the need to wear hats and carry frilly umbrellas when the action is in Melbourne? I saw this morning at 8am, 4 blokes in suits with flouro ties and black shirts drinking beer with sunglasses on… why? Ejits!
All the press raves about it, you cant read a newspaper or watch TV without it being rammed down your throat and its just a bit too much for what it truly is. So today, I will enter the office sweep to be social and eat the food put on and quietly pray for when the hype dies down and we can get on with the cricket.
Now that’s exciting!!