Two for the price of one……

For longer than I can care to remember there has been a scam going round where you are phoned by somebody about a problem you are supposed to have with your computer.

Well I have not had such a call for a few months and today I hit the jackpot and got two! Oh lucky me!

The second was the most memorable and went something like this…..

Good Afternoon Sir this is Dennis from (Some company or another)

Yes, what do you want?

I am phoning good sir because you have a problem with your computer that we are detecting when you connect to the internet, and even sometimes when you are not connected.

Which computer?

You have more than one?

Yes I do.

Well you are lucky man sir but problem is with all of them.

Are you sure it’s with all of them I have here at the moment?

Oh yes indeed sir you have big big trouble with all your computers.

In that case I am impressed with your efficiency.

Thank you kind sir for the complement, we are always trying..

Yes you are…

No kind sir we are always trying to be of assistance.

Well as I said I am impressed that you can detect a problem with all the computers here.

Again thank you sir, you are most most kind.

Would you like to know why I am impressed?

Indeed I would sir.

Well you have managed to detect a problem on a computer I have not had 10 minutes and have yet to unbox, that is very clever.

There was much swearing at the other end and the call terminated.

Now that’s what I call a result!!!!!

What’s that mark on your back? Oh it’s a stab mark!!

Last week I read a book called “The Mummyfesto” written by Linda Green.

You can find it here

on Amazon UK:- The Mummyfesto   on Amazon.com:- The Mummyfesto

Now although this book is a work of fiction it has had a profound effect on me, and hopefully my book writing.

This is a description of the book from the back cover:-

Adaptable. Dependable. Good at clearing up mess. Being a mum is perfect training to run the country…
When Sam, Jackie and Anna successfully campaign to save their lollipop lady, a TV reporter asks them if they fancy standing in the general election.
It is, of course, a crazy idea: Sam’s youngest child has an incurable disease; Jackie is desperate for another child and her mum is struggling with Alzheimer’s; and Anna’s teenage children, and marriage, are in danger of going off the rails.
But sometimes the craziest ideas turn out to be the best. And just think what they could do if they did get to run the country…

The book will possibly reduce you to tears in a couple of the chapters, where it deals with a sensitive subject, showing great sensitivity and feeling with the writing.

Overall it deals with lots of things from the back stabbing in politics, to friendships, everyday problems, death and believing you can change things.

If you’re a book reader please have a look at this book, I promise you that you won’t regret it. If you do read it then I would love to hear your thoughts on the book and the subjects it covers, either by a comment to this post or if you prefer as a direct email.

I look forward to receiving your comments on the book….