Friday, 11 January 2013

What Am I Worth?

A friend has just texted me to say that she has had a reminder from her cellphone service provider to top up.  If she tops up by £30 she will get a free GB.  She thought that was a bargain.  I thought it was rather expensive.  After all look at the specification:

One well used ((in most senses of the phrase) male.  
Still alive (or I was when I wrote this but not looking at investing my capital on long term)
Medium height (according to the doctor's records about 1" shorter than 40 years ago when I joined the medical practice).
Bits missing as a result of cancer and bits added as the result of a heart attack.
Gammy knee shortly due for replacement.
Bald(ing) but good eyebrows and beard and what there is is grey to white.
Reasonable eyesight and hearing (and that's about the best bit of the description).
68 years on the clock.
Reasonably well educated (so far as I can remember but the memory has always been suspect).
Happy and optimistic disposition (when I'm not being a grump).
House trained and a passable cook. 

So would you even accept the above if given away?

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30 comments:

  1. Afraid of getting too many proposals, are you??
    (I just have to test if you mean what you say about comments disabled, as the comment box is still visible...)

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    1. I was going to say that I've never had nor expected a proposal in my life Monica. Then I remembered that I have (and having , I think mentioned it at some time you, with your prodigious memory, are the only likely to remember and remind me if I did). On the 29 February 2004 (leap year is the time when traditionally, in Britain, women can propose to men) I was in California when a friend in Scotland proposed by phone. She fled soon afterwards.

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    2. So we'll have to wait until 2016 for the next chance then... ♥

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  2. AND, you forgot.....'doesn't close cupboard doors'.

    And on the up side, a constant pal.

    £30 is probably about right, but let me be clear, that is not a proposal.

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    1. Thank you Marcel and what a chuckle to have before breakfast my friend. I've just looked and there are no cupboard doors open - but there are two drawers I seem to have failed to have closed. But then I shall be going into them in the next hour or so I'm sure.

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    2. Now there's some new information that upsets my image of you. I would not have taken you for someone who leaves cupboard doors and drawers open! :o

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    3. I work on the basis that if I'm doing things it's easier to keep a cupboard or drawer open than keep on opening and shutting it. Sometimes they are open longer than strictly necessary. Bearing in mind I live alone it's not usually a problem but it can be very irritating for people staying. Generally I'm pretty tidy though.

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    4. OOps, knew that comment was a mistake. Too late!

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    5. Monica - it's weird - he is so tidy in all other respects and every time I see an open drawer I just can't work it out. It must be a little bit of brain missing.

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  3. and a loyal and totally trustworthy friend. Your a bargain

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  4. And someone who writes blogs rainging from the interesting to the entertaining, sometimes touching, with great pictures and who I would not want to miss from my (almost) daily reading anymore!

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    1. Thanks Meike. I do try. I'll try harder. Now that I am part of your Blogworld I would not want to miss your posts either.

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  5. Going once...going twice.....SOLD to the lovely lady from Barbados!!!

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    1. Sight unseen Virginia. That's a bit risky!

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  6. Personally, I think you are priceless.

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    1. Now hang on. I was being generous at £30!

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    2. You always were a generous soul Marcel!

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    3. Priceless in which use of the word, I ask.

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  7. Sums my life up as well.
    A good read over breakfast.

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    1. Yes, Adrian, older age cometh not alone!

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  8. What are you worth, Graham? Why, you're a pearl beyond price of course! xoxox

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    1. Ah Carol, you are so good with words!

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  9. Your friend got a bargain, I'd say. Agree with Spesh's comment, priceless you are!

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    1. The problem seems to be once the good have been sampled Pauline!

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  10. What a pity the comments are disabled. I can't write what I was going to.

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    1. What a shame Katherine I won't be able to read what you might have written.

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    1. Most people will be very glad to know CJ that there is only one of me.

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    2. Between the two or three of you, you keep me busy... (Had to google 'bogof'.) Well then, so we've established there's only one of you. That means unique and all the more valuable. Remember that, and don't sell yourself short!

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