Urged the wide-eyed little boy to the man in the Deportivo La Coruña jersey as we sat in the coffee shop at the airport.
The wide-eyed little boy could have been no older than four. The man in the Deportivo La Coruña jersey maybe 30.
The wide-eyed little boy had finished a drawing. Standard, abstract, toddler stuff. It looked to the nosy blogger sat at the adjoining table like it was maybe a house set against a blue sky. A mess of colours and squiggles. Now it was complete.
The man in the Deportivo La Coruña jersey grunted and carried on reading his newspaper.
“Darling, look what he’s done.”
Nagged the pretty wife to reinforce the appeal of the wide-eyed little boy to the man in the Deportivo La Coruña jersey.
“Not now. I’m reading the paper.”
And that was that. The man in the Deportivo La Coruña jersey had spoken.
He was a grown up. It was quite clear that he had no time for anything so childish. He was reading the paper and didn’t want to be distracted by something as immature and meaningless as a wide-eyed little boy’s drawing.
“And there’s nothing wrong with that,” thought the nosy blogger sat at the adjoining table. “It is correct and appropriate that when a man reaches a certain age he no longer engages in childish pursuits and focuses his efforts on more adult and serious matters.”
Deportivo La Coruña:
Copa del Rey
Winners: 1995, 2002
Supercopa de España
Winners: 1995, 2000, 2002
Winners: 1939-40, 1952-53, 1961-62, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68
UEFA Intertoto Cup: