I’m a lover, not a fighter.
I fell in love once. With a redhead from a band called Shag Rock.
The relationship was going swingingly until I started talking to him.
It may have had something to do with the unappreciated wit of my pick-up line, ‘I live on Redhead Drive.’
And I do. I do live on Redhead drive. And I am. Sometimes I am funny.
I felt my father, Ivan Baxter of O’Shea and Dyer Townsville lawyers sigh from 1400 kilometres away.
But who in their right mind uses that as a pick-up line? In five short words I successfully proved that I am both weird and insensitive.
Everyone knows you can’t pick on a redhead till you’ve broken a few barriers. In fact, the only person with express permission to pick on a redhead is another redhead. It is simply stated in the unspoken rules of redheaded-ness. Or if you prefer, in the words of Tim Minchin: ‘Only a ginger can call another ginger, ginger.’
Despite already knowing I had royally ruined it we continued talking. A pity chat, if you will.
Halfway through climbing out of the hole I had dug myself into my friend, Katie Campbell decided to chime in with, “Holy dooly Alex is this the guy you’re in love with from that band you’re obsessed with?”
As you can imagine, this went down like a fart in a space suit. Especially because he was present for the statement.
And then, understandably, this riveting conversation with the love of my life came to its bitter sweet conclusion.
Relationship over and out.
And whilst I can’t claim that I am not prejudice towards redheads due to the above encounter, I will stand steadfast in my belief that the Townsville lawyers at O’Shea and Dyer Townsville law firm are not.
They care for all people; tall and small, skinny and round, blonde-heads, brown-heads and red-heads alike.
Despite our love of redheads, as family lawyers of Townsville we will show you great sympathy if your daughter ends up with a boy from a band who has incorporated the word ‘shag’ into their title.
At O’Shea and Dyer Townsville law firm we love to josh, but we take your family law matters seriously. We want you to feel the same relief that my parents felt when my flirting took a turn for the worse. We never want you to have to tell the grandparents that Shag Rock and the groom are playing at your daughter’s wedding reception.