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Yesterday I told you about Bill’s dad Bob.
Bob loved rugby union. So did Bill.
One unfortunate side-effect of Bob’s love of rugby is that he had lost an eye. So he had a glass eye. Most of the time you never noticed but …
Bob used to love to take the piss out of people. He expected you to stand up for yourself and argue back.
One time, I came into the house as Bill, myself and a few others were getting ready for a big night out. I had my hair all spiked up (it was the 90s). Bob immediately burst out laughing, almost crying, when he saw me. “What is it?” I asked, slightly annoyed. He carried on laughing. Eventually, when he finally got his breath back, he started to gasp “you … you … you … look like a pinhead!” he exclaimed. At this point, knowing Bob, I stared straight into his face – you have to stand up to him. And his eye started wandering off around the room. This totally threw me, I failed to come up with any decent answer, and I got known as Pinhead for months to come.
Take action: If you are ever in a tight spot, make sure you’ve got a glass eye you can use to distract your adversary. And if you’re on the other side, try to keep your head.
PS: I’m following a 12 week plan – the idea is to achieve a year’s worth of work in 3 months. And the key to it is staying focussed. If you’d like help with this, mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.