Why my career as a jouster was doomed to fail


I – KateKatharina – have never had poise and I never shall. For one, I was born with poor posture and no amount of my mother’s creative corrective strategies succeeded in straightening a back that was destined to curve. My movements too are sloppy and graceless. I scurry along; hunched forward with ostensible purpose (an elementary error) rather than amble breezily about my business, accomplishing tasks with efficiency while looking like I am casting but an impartial eye on my surroundings.

I have observed (obssessively) people that do in fact possess poise. Their handsbags (unlike mine) are never overflowing and they seem to have an ingenius packing strategy of which they are largely unaware. They never fumble for change for the bus or wear their dresses inside out (two of my favourite things) and their schedule is always just busy enough but never ever hectic.

In short, people with poise are cool as cucumbers whereas KateKatharina has the relative gracelessness of an aubergine. In this context, I release for the first time to public view footage of my jousting attempt at a medieval children’s festival in Bratislava.

The iron horse I have mounted was designed for children. During the day, I had not seen a single child fail in the mission which I finally mustered up the courage to undertake in the cover of night. If you laugh half as much as LSB did (and does) you will have a pain in your tummy.

Poise. Who wants poise?

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One thought on “Why my career as a jouster was doomed to fail

  1. ME!! I can practically imagine you in those scenes you describe!
    I have always wanted poise. Tom-boyish since young, I will always be hopping and jumping around. Running after buses and trains(which I boasts quite proudly of!) but unfortunately it’s apparently not dignified…
    Struggling for change, digging for stuff – all vaguely familiar..
    But you know what, I have the brains which I am quite proud of most of the times, I do manage some basic poise, but aside from that, I am happy as I am 🙂

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