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WASPS DON’T FLUSH!

Discover a merry band of wasps busily buzzing back and forth from brickwork outside the spare room window. I’m no David Attenborough but immediately suss a nest. Helpful wasp control chap recommended by neighbour turns up and sucks air through his teeth. (Is there a...

I’D RATHER HAVE A ROOT CANAL

Recent article I wrote for a newsletter was on public speaking and that some people dread it so much they’d sooner have a root canal. Hot on publication, indignant and lengthy email arrives from dentist who’s taken great umbrage at what he’s interpreted as heinous...

TWO AND A HALF FAINTS LATER

Anyone else hate ‘See you later’? Makes me want to respond, ‘No you won’t. You’ve never seen me before I pitched up at this checkout and as I’m in on my own tonight, you’re not likely to catch up with me then either!’ Unpleasant phone experience. Leaving my number for...

TO HELL WITH EMANCIPATION

Client meeting first thing, someone I’ve done work for in the past’s bringing her chartered accountant husband who wants his website revamping. Can see as they arrive he’s here under protest. We discuss what he might like. He’s mournfully monosyllabic, keeps gazing...