A few years ago I was working on some Boring Tosh & getting emotionally attached to some of the Boring Tosh stuff I was doing. At the culmination point of the Boring Tosh that I was presently approaching I suddenly had a fit of desperation & nearly threw my computer out of the window when it took 40 minutes to insert a column into microsoft excel spreadsheet.
There was a certain Scottish gentleman in the room, who looked at me & said: “My father once told me: never blame your instruments”
Some father. Read: “Blame your good self instead, for most evil is self inflicted”.
I get it. Now more than back then.
So my private wine law #1 has to read similar to “If you don’t like the wine, blame your choice, not the wine”. Because wine is an instrument.
I do not vote for this rule to be universal. But I just thought I’d share.
I have a few more private wine laws, not all of them fully crystallised yet. But this one is crystal clear to me now.