But anyway, the point is, I DON'T actually know everything. There's a lot of stuff I know feck all about; a lot of things there's no point in even TRYING to engage me in conversation about. Some examples?
- FOOTBALL: If a bunch of guys (or girls) around me are talking about football, I'll either be wearing my puzzled face (if I'm TRYING to act like I know what's going on), or my I-don't-care face (which is far more honest). I am never even going to PRETEND to understand the offside rule (I once saw it explained on the internet by comparing it to a shoe shopping excursion but even THEN I was confused - I don't really like shoe shopping, which may be the problem.) I'm not one of those girls who likes football, or who PRETENDS to like football because it apparently impresses guys. I don't even particularly like looking at the footballers' legs (which is probably football's only saving grace) because they run too fast. It's just all a blur. And I never know which team is which. It's pointless to even TRY to engage me in conversation about it. Trust me.
- POLITICS: It is actually quite embarrassing how little I know about politics. I know who the prime minister of the UK is and what party he is affiliated with, and I know who the US president is. I recognise a couple of names as being related to politics. But I honestly don't have a clue what's going on. There might be a vote of some sort coming up soon. I'm not really sure though. I'm not even sure what political party I even support. One part of politics I AM a virtual expert on though? OFFICE politics. But that's a WHOLE different kettle of fish...
- FASHION: I love to talk about fashion and clothes but I know nothing about it - and I really don't understand why someone would pay an extortionate price for one item of clothing just because it's designer. My sister spends more money than me on clothes and sometimes she won't even tell me what something she has bought costs because she knows I just won't understand. I love clothes - but I tend towards the cheaper end of the scale, I'm afraid. If you tell me you've spent 300 pounds on a bag then I'm just going to shake my head and probably walk away.
- SOAP OPERAS OR REALITY TV: No point in talking to me about "Eastenders", "Corrie", "One Born Any Minute", "Don't Tell The Bride" or anything along those lines. I pretty much loathe British soaps (with the exception of "Hollyoaks", which I could tell you the plot of in minute detail most days) because I find them utterly depressing, and I have no interest whatsoever in most reality tv shows. Why would I want to watch babies being born when they aren't anything to do with me? Or witness what is bound to be a car-crash wedding when the groom gets to decide all the important details of a wedding? And then why would I want to TALK about it afterwards?
Although probably best not to try to talk to me about the Bermuda Triangle or greek mythology just yet as I still haven't finished those books. Although I did manage to carry out a ridiculous conversation about the 'Triangle on a date once, and that was before I even OWNED said book . . .
What do YOU know nothing about?