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Simplicity - LBC Post

Simple Simon met a pieman
Going to the fair
Said Simple Simon to the pieman
Let me taste your ware

The pieman said to Simple Simon
Show me first your penny
Said Simple Simon to the pieman
Indeed I have not any

I don't know who made up this old English rhyme, but it apparently shows a man of slow wits being put in his place when he tries to buy something without money. Oh, the harsh realities of life! My understanding of the word 'simple' was always something along the lines of  'stupid'. 'Are you simple?' is a term of abuse where I come from, often said to someone who is a bit slow on the uptake.

I've often been slow on the uptake, although I know I'm not without intelligence. I remember a woman at work being extremely bitchy towards me back in the day, in my working days in Ireland, and with my now-enhanced awareness, I realise I was beyond her bitchiness. I just didn't get when she was trying to put me down. If that makes me 'simple' I'd sa…