While driving in my car the other day, I had a brain fart and it made me sing this daft wee song out loud in the car.
The girls looked at me as if I was a complete fucking idiot and so, when I got to work, I had to google it. I wanted to find out why this silly song was stuck in my head and where I would've learned it from, as a child.
Post-Google, here is my theory.
I was a Brownie when I was a wee lass for about 5 seconds.
I loved all the fun games we played at our local church hall. I enjoyed being part of the Sixes and singing all the songs. I loved wearing the brown uniform and earning badges for helping the aged and stuff like that. It made me feel important.
I learned my brownie motto, my brownie promise and my brownie salute. I over-used the salute because it made me feel like I was a member of some secret sorority society. Daft, I know but I was only 7!
I made my Brownie Promise:
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to my God
And to my Country
To help other people
And to keep the Brownie Law.
However, I detested all the other "work" we had to do, like learning to say the alphabet backwards and shite like that.
So, I quit.
I learned to play the violin instead.
Och well, I never got to be a Girl Guide, even though their uniform was MUCH cooler than the Brownie uniform. The Girl Guides is the next step after you've completed the Brownie stuff. It usually happens when you're about 10 years old.
Anyhoo, I figured I learned this daft wee song at Brownies.