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  • Nice to find old written oath from the days when I was seventeen! With exclamation marks and all!

    All-seeing eye has observed how I have managed to keep my oath. (Update 15th March 2012 in parenthesis.)

    10 things I swore I shall never do:

    1. I shall never drink coffee! (Well, actually that’s espresso machine at my kitchen table, not coffee machine.)

    2. I shall never go to opera! (Shame on me. And many times. What will my punk friends think? One of them sings soprano on stage. No excuse, I know.)

    3. I shall never go to Italy! (I travelled a month alone by Interrail in Europe when I was seventeen. One night in some cheap hostel dormitory one Italian guy came in and spread all his travel gear over the whole room area in half a minute. After that he confiscated all the tables and coat hangers to his personal use and started to play loud schlagers from his transistor radio and sing along. I swore that I would never go to the country where I could possibly meet 60 million similar persons. --- Sorry, scusate, all you Italians, I was seventeen, and he was first Italian I met. Now I’m deeply in love with Italy and have travelled there more than in any other country. More than in Finland, I sometimes think.)

    4. I shall never fall in love! (Oops.)

    5. I shall never marry! (Double oops.)

    6. I shall never, never hit my possible but most unlikely girlfriend! (Only after we started to be engaged in karate together. And she kicks back harder than a horse.)

    7. I shall never drink too much! (Will those times count when my memory is little blurred?)

    8. I shall never wear a suit or a tie! (Failed that, too. Embarrassing details in the story Tie nightmare.)

    9. I shall never read a lousy book, watch a lousy movie and especially never watch any shitty program from TV, that means watch anything from that idiot box at all! (I feel now how earth cracks and splits under my feet and the abyss awaits.)

    10.I shall never buy a car! (Yes! One out of ten correct! Did I pass the test?)
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