| ‘Why was Steve so caught up in his life?
After all, why would Steve care about what a sixty-something year-old retiree, who liked to occasionally sunbake shirtless in the privacy of his backyard, was doing? What could he possibly get up to?' |
On the surface, Mr Griffs and Steve Moran are polar opposites and seem to disapprove of the other’s lifestyle. But, yet, they often get caught up in each other’s lives. Steve, can’t help but snoop on his neighbour as he is always searching for validation of his own superiority. Everything about Mr Griffs rubs Steve the wrong way - but also highlights to himself how his way of life, his appearance, and his behaviour is the better of the two.
On the other hand, Mr Griffs is curious by nature. He has to know how everything works and why anyone acts the way they do. But, ironically, he is completely unaware of how his actions confuse and often provoke people. From Mr Griffs’ perspective he is just living his life. Who cares what people think of him?
This particular quote, in Never Assume, emphasises how Steve is always interfering and looking for faults in Mr Griffs. But underlying this, is the idea that Mr Griffs’ eccentric behaviour often draws attention to himself. Often unknowingly.
All Things Griffs
Mr Griffs leads a peaceful life. Or so he claims to. He lives on a quiet street, Pickle Mouse Crescent, in the idyllic town of Cornville. Yet for some reason, Mr Griffs always manages to find trouble. Or does trouble find him?