I laughed when I saw this quote from British composer Sir Arnold Bax:

‘One should try everything once, except incest and folk dancing.’

I thought I’d give a brief list here of things that I would definitely not want to try even once:

  • Bungee jumping
  • Parachuting
  • Eating curry
  • Eating chillies
  • Driving on a skid pad
  • Going on any roller-coaster ride where you have to be encased in a shoulder/body harness
  • Trying to walk while wearing high stiletto heels
  • Running a 26 mile marathon
  • Trying to teach a classroom of 30 children
  • Mountain climbing
  • Push-ups and pull-ups (no upper body musculature!)
  • Being drunk
  • Oh yes, ditto for the incest and folk dancing…

How about you?  What would you not want to do even once?

 

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