Saturday, 29 September 2012


BEGGING CALLS. (With apologies to ‘The House With No Steps.’)

I got another begging call this morning. They wanted to speak to my wife (I guess word’s got around she’s the sucker of the family.) I asked who was calling, and they said ‘The House With No Steps.’ I asked what happened to them, the steps, and the woman asked if she could speak to Mrs Portingale, and I said, no, and hung up. I think if you’re going through the phone book, ringing up people you’ve never met and asking them for money, you’ve got to be prepared for a little backlash.

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