Like most of people on this blog, I’m British. As something of a music ‘geek’, I’m happiest on my own with a set of headphones clamped to my head. No wonder I’m socially withdrawn and have few friends. I have a stiff upper lip and I am uncomfortable with praise. There is zero chance of me being boastful.
Looking back on my life, I can only reflect that my reluctance to blow my own trumpet (ooh-er, missus) (see, I have to make a joke about it to lesson its impact) has not served me well. Americans seem to have no problem showing off. Donald Trump is an expert boaster, never knowingly underselling himself, he simply makes up stuff to boast about and look where he is today.
I was impressed with Gwendoline Christie (Ser Brienne in Game Of Thrones). Her TV company, HBO failed to nominate her for an Emmy award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, so she stumped up the $225 fee and nominated herself. She was a shortlisted finalist and had to buy a new frock and show off on Instagram.
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