One of my life long ambitions was to be an author.....or at least a regular bridge correspondent.......but alas I'll have to settle for being a blogger. But some of you out there with better connections, or a fast growing reputation as a genuine bridge celebrity, there's still a chance that you might make it as a bridge columnist. So if you become one, please heed the words of Keith McNeil ( the regular bridge correspondent for the Adelaide Daily Mail ), who had some right good advice to anyone who found themselves having to do a write-up on a player he or she had come to loathe :
- If you dislike this person, do not write up his good hands.
- If you really dislike this person, choose instead to write up his bad hands.
- If you dislike this person intensely, it would be better to write up someone else's bad hands but attribute them to this disagreeable player.
- If you absolutely and utterly detest this person, it becomes imperative to write up his good hands but attribute the fine play to his partner.
A tongue-in-cheek article it may have been, but for the demon writer in me it made real sense.