Have you noticed that when you meet someone for the first time, your immediate reaction is to make an instant like or dislike decision? This is how it felt for me when I met HAL. Albeit that he was English, extremely tall, clumsy and had a serious allergic problem, he just seemed like a nice young man. From the moment he entered my mind, I couldn’t help but like him.
Now it’s worth noting that although a likeable young fellow, he does have a nose for trouble. That is, he can’t seem to keep his nose out of it. From the moment he left the grey shores of England for the sun-soaked beaches of Australia, and in particular, Queensland beaches, HAL found it all too easy to make friends, drink XXXX beer, cook barbecues, even go on a date, as well as get himself into all sorts of trouble and strife. His upbringing, however, gave him the dignity and grace not to complain to loudly when unfortunate happenings or disasters struck. Stiff upper lip, grin and bear it and get on with life being his approach.
So, enough said. Keep an eye out for my new friend HAL, and if you do happen to run into him one day, maybe you could invite him to your place for a fun evening around the barbecue.
Oh, and by the way. Some wise words from HAL.
‘While some waste their time looking for the meaning of life, there are others who understand there is none and just get on enjoying the space they are renting.’
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