The season of good will is fast approaching. But let’s not concern ourselves with the triviality of showing good will to all men.
After all, there’s fun to be had. When it comes to festive frivolities, sitting round the TV is a fairly basic staple of most family Christmases.
There’s your annual cry-a-thon to EastEnders, the obligatory Morecambe and Wise re-runs and a collection of blockbuster movies. But this year, you can enjoy something a little bit different. Rather than an old time musical like ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, sit back and enjoy a modern variation on a familiar theme – ‘Three Brides for Three Technology Specialists’.
In the style of a reality TV show, the three brides in question have agreed to celebrate their recent weddings to three technology grooms. And all three brides have agreed to come back and talk to the cameras after their big day. The three grooms all work in different areas of technology – there’s a software specialist, a design specialist and an integration specialist.
Everyone will be on their best behaviour; there won’t be any talk of ‘solutions’ and PowerPoint presentations are strictly banned. So, sit back with a glass of mulled wine and enjoy the different stories of our three brides.
First up is a bride that’s married the software specialist, a groom that is often seen hanging around on office computers and high street PCs. “Oh, his soft stuff was great,” says the bride, referring back to the big night. “We were able to get down to some pretty enjoyable basics. But when it came to his hardware, I was left disappointed.”
Time for a long slug on the mulled wine, me thinks. Who’s up next? Ah, the bride that married the design specialist – a guy that has dedicated his life to looking cool and trendy. “Talk about fast,” says his bride, somewhat snappily. “His equipment was great to look at. But he just wanted to cut out the sweet stuff and get straight to the action.”
Mixed reports from the first two brides, then – a groom that’s good at the soft stuff and one with great-looking hardware. But what about the other bride, how was her big night?
The bride – who’s married an integration specialist with a reputation for being a satisfactory choice – simply bursts out crying. “We’ve been building up to this for years,” she says.
“He told me everything would be awesome. But when it came to the big moment, he wanted to wait another six months.” Big promises and big heartache – in the end, it all feels a bit like an EastEnders Christmas special.
Pass me the mulled wine!