Sometimes being in the public eye helps

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Q: You’re in the bank trying to withdraw money without your wallet and no form of acceptable ID, what do you do?

A: Bring up your councillor profile on your website and stand here grinning with the phone next to your face!

This actually worked for me this week when I went to pick up a box of election leaflets and realised that I’d left the cheque book on the dining room table and my wallet in the pocket of my jeans at home. Probably not the most orthodox way of identify a customer in a bank but I got my money. 😀

Councillor web page on my mobile


  1. Stan (222 comments) says:

    A real life celebrity “Don’t you know who I am?” moment….

    Seriously, I’m genuinely impressed.

  2. William Gruff (138 comments) says:

    “Do you know who I am?”

    • Stan (222 comments) says:

      Not sure what you are getting at, are you correcting my use of the English language?

      • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

        Am I? Are you unsure? Why do you think I would bother to correct your ‘use of the English language’? Does it need correcting? There are so many possible questions implicit in your implied challenge yet I’m clearly disinclined to answer any of them. Why did you ask?

        I’m not going to help you, you must stand on your own two feet.

        • Stan (222 comments) says:

          Mr Troll strikes again.
          Are you sure you want to troll a throwaway comment in a trivial post?
          It was not a challenge.
          I was wondering if you were correcting my use of English because I was quoting the name of a book by Piers Morgan. It doesn’t matter if it is correct or not as it is a book title.
          If you have a problem with his diction I suggest you contact him directly.

          If you don’t like the book, you could always get the t-shirt –

          Now run along and troll someone else there’s a good chap.

          • William Gruff (138 comments) says:

            Ooh, ouch, no, please, not the ‘killer put down’, anything but that.

            If not a challenge then what was the point of the question? Your witless response says more about you than you seem to realise, none of it flattering.

            Thread ended as far as I am concerned.

          • Stan (222 comments) says:

            Killer put down? My, you are easily hurt.
            The point of the question was to clarify what you meant by your comment. You seem terribly bothered by a simple question.

            “Thread ended as far as I am concerned”

            Ah yes, the response you gave last time you were backed into a corner.

            Fine, I’ll let people reading this come to their own conclusions. They may also want to google “william gruff” and “troll”, “racist” or “Scotland” to see more of your handy work on other blogs.

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