A MAN who supports grammar schools and other forms of competition in life is unaware he would fail spectacularly under those arrangements.
Office administrator Martin Bishop believes competition is always good due to overestimating his ability to compete with people who have more social advantages or are simply cleverer than him.
Bishop said: “I’m strongly in favour of grammar schools because they help bright kids to excel and talking like that makes me sound tough and successful.
“I didn’t do brilliantly at school but if there had been grammar schools then I would definitely have gone to one because 11-year-old me would have worked really hard and got in easily.
“Life’s all about competing, like how I got the last Twix out of the snack machine this morning because I ran into the canteen while others walked.
“I’m looking at my next career move now. There should be plenty of opportunities for a competitive guy like me, although I’m a bit concerned my only interview so far is with the Tile Mega-Warehouse in Swansea.”
Bishop is now considering competing “on his own terms” by starting a business that either sells owl-themed table lamps or does ‘viral marketing’.