A few years back I was awarded the ‘Anorak of the Year’ by the Dull Men’s Club. I accepted the award with grace but I was not all that enamored with the title. I craved ‘Dullest Man of the Year’ accolade. I felt that title was more fitting. It’s sexy being dull. Dull is the new black. Anorak to me screamed nerdy. Anorak just felt a derogatory label.
Being the president of the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society, (UKRAS) my official title is Lord of the Rings, which I’m immensely proud of and enjoy. However, the UKRAS title only covers my roundabout spotting society. I am now currently presiding over many dull hobbies and societies – From appreciating Village Notice Boards, Car Parks, Her Majesty’s Prisons, Bench spotting., Rubbish Dumps, Red telephone booths, Pillar Post Boxes…Each year the list just grows.
A decision had to be made. I was in need of a broad umbrella title to encapsulate my dull yet ever growing hobbies I called in Spud Design in Bromsgrove. It was decided I needed a re-brand. Dull Kev will be my new nickname.
My official title now to be announced is…..a drum roll would be nice (on reflection too exciting)…AMBASSADOR FOR THE MUNDANE.