WHAT'S that definition of insanity? Doing the same thing, but expecting a different result?
By that definition, Parade is certifiable, because he and his mum have again signed up as a team to one of the local NRL footy tipping competitions despite the fact the last time they won a cent was when Dally Messenger was still a promising rookie.
A pattern has been established over many years.
Parade (who does all the tipping, because his mum has less than zero interest in the sport) carefully considers his tips for about the first three weeks, then quickly starts to lose interest.
By round six, Parade will be choosing only the teams he likes. By round 12, he'll be forgetting to tip and only getting the default sides. By round 16, he'll be tipping the West Coast Eagles and Vegas Golden Knights despite the fact they play Aussie rules and North American ice hockey, respectively.
By the end of the regular season, Parade's footy tipping team will be riven by infighting and factional warfare (not easy to achieve when there's only two of you), angry recriminations, bitter accusations and veiled threats.
So why keep doing it? Because it's a tradition, of course. And you have to respect tradition.
IN OTHER NEWS AROUND BATHURST:
Get a glimpse of motoring future
CAR enthusiasts, mark Saturday, March 30 in your calendar.
In the lead-up to a Quota International of Bathurst dinner-dance that evening (to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW), Parade is told a Tesla vehicle with Falcon Wing doors will be on display in the afternoon in the CBD.
The car will be parked at the corner of William and Durham streets from 2.30-6pm for those who want to peer inside, admire the lines or have their photo taken with it (a donation is suggested if you want to take up this option).
It is being brought to Bathurst courtesy of the tech, cars and lifestyle website EFTM.com.
Tickets for the dinner-dance are available from Books Plus.
For further inquiries, contact 0415 945 959.