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Lils has joined an after-school golf club at her infant school where she and her five year old pals will soon be learning the arcane arts of pitching, putting and wearing a Pringle v-neck. She’s tremendously excited about it.

Lils was talking to Clare and me about this, and I said, quite innocently: “Wow, Lils – at the age of five you’re learning to do something that I’ve spent thirty-eight years trying to avoid.”

“What’s that?” said Lils. “Work?”

The line was delivered with precision comic timing. I was never that good.


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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.


  1. Jez January 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    … “after-school golf club” for five year olds …


  2. Tom January 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Well, it was either that or let her sign up with the Druids Heath Under-8s Polo League…

  3. Clare January 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Oohf, I love it when you steal my gags 😉

  4. Tom January 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I didn’t steal your gag, darling. It was a homage.

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