Pretentious things you used to do

Was just telling a colleague about the phase I went through at university of smoking a (tobacco) pipe.

Also changed the spelling of my name to Tymm for a short period for some reason.

Shoot…

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Generally saved by own laziness to do anything too pretentious. Did wear (charity shop) suits for a while in an attempt to get a bit of a Jarvis vibe but was too lazy even for that.

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once went for a night out wearing three shirts

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Used to smoke Gitanes when I was 15

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This has fully done me…

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Oh good point, I went through a Gauloises phase too.

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unbeatable start to the thread

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I tried that once when I was 19? Jeezus

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im just adding in more pretention as I age, if anything

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Mainly just do pretentious stuff when i go out.

Going for a nice meal in tracky bottoms like i’m justin beiber

Ah the ol’ double-bluff pretension.

Is ordering stuff that isn’t on the menu pretentious, i’ve gotten terrible at that

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Going to wear a beret and use a cane when/if I am 70. (Sorry should have saved that for pretentious things you plan to do thread).

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Only listen to Edith Piaf at parties

Go to arty cafes just to show off what book i was reading

Ask for a cup of tea in a small china cup with a splash of brandy at bars

Write emails to one colleague i wanted to impress in the style of Slyvia Plath

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Any regrets?

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This is wonderful

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Fucking hell, done :joy::joy:

Edit; definitely don’t think anyone has mentioned this yet

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Did it in every bar i went to in new york and did these sort of baffled faces at them when they couldn’t oblige as if a bar in the UK could :see_no_evil:

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I can’t think of anything - which probably means I’ve maintained a solid and unwavering level of pretentiousness for so long that I don’t know what I’ve done is pretentious and what isn’t.

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my friend used to always carry a pocket watch

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