For those of you who enjoy football, The World Cup is a time to show your support for your country and to watch endless amounts of your favourite sport. For those of us who can't stand the thing, it's a time of being kept up to date with, and being bombarded by the latest goings on with some athletes we don't care about.
Below are some of the things I have to look forward to every four years and which help to greaten my dislike of the majority of the human race.
Those damn flags:
Are the flags really necessary? Chances are, we know who you're going to be supporting. I don't see the point in sticking a flag out of the window or covering houses in the things, but apparently most of the population do. A short trip turns into a loating for the colours red and white as you pass hundreds of cars sporting the flags. Though it does allow you to preemptively know which houses not to visit.
No other conversation matter:
I don't like football. I don't watch football. I don't know any players in our team. And yet I'm having discussions with my dad about what went on in that last hour and a half because nothing else has happened recently. The country has ground to a halt to wait to see what happens with those guys halfway across the world.
TV goes crazy:
Quality programmes? Nope, here's a load of adverts about football. News reports? Nah, footballers are more important. I can't remember the last time I turned on the TV to find something other than a football being onscreen. Well...there was the time I turned over to see a show with the set covered in England flags.
Every tournament, we get a buttload of easily forgotten anthems, the most popular being 'Three Lions'. I don't know what brings people to wail about how awesome England is, but I want it to stop.
Endless Facebook updates:
I only use Facebook here as it's the current social network in mainstream use, but whatever the network is, you can be assured every other message sent is in regard to the World Cup. When something interesting happens, it's custom to go straight to Facebook and tell the world what just occured. This isn't the thing that bothers me since it's the entire purpose of that box. The annoyances start when a thousand others post the exact same thing. If someone scores, I hope you weren't hoping for any interesting updates for the next few minutes as everyone goes to post their love/hate of the goal/player/team/all of the above. I can't wait for the World Cup to be over so I can go back to reading about what meals people have been eating recently.