Do you humble brag?

  • Quote

    : to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievements

    When done with style, it can be very effective. Stephen Fry for example: "Oh dear. What am I going to do all day at the airport?"

    Or: "Theasircon just packed up in our suite at The Ritz."

    But my favourite is an expat of unknown origin posting on Facebook that he can't find any condoms big enough to fit. What a problem, eh?

  • That’s a tough one to follow.

    The detailer returned our Rolls so late that we missed the toast to the Queen in the Ascot’s Royal Box.

    or this -

    Camilla’s outrageous hat prevented our seeing the finish!