I have a strange effect on people
I was sorry to read that Neil Haverson had retired. I wish him a good and happy retirement.
The good news is that he will still write The Last Word.
One thing that has become a standing joke is that anyone who has had dealings with me has either left or retired. I seem to have that effect on people.
Every teacher that taught me left at the end of term while the ones that didn’t teach me are still teaching.
A GP, at a previous surgery, left at a young age. Every social worker, development worker that I have been referred to has gone off on maternity leave and never returned.
My development worker is now a nun. Every pub I’ve had a drink in within a five-year period has closed down and been made into a supermarket.
The Mill House is now a Co-op. The Furs is a Tesco. The Royal Oak has been made into offices. The Beehive is now a Co-op.
A pub I went in at Beccles closed a month later. All the lovely nurses that looked after me during a hospital stay have either left or been transferred to a different ward. One is now a bus driver! My favourite moved to the eye department.
The list goes on … a sandwich shop in Fakenham, a phone shop in Norwich, both closed. En route to see a dedicated writer I visit is a Morrisons. I remember shopping there and a month later it closed. Two charity shops in Magdalen Street have closed.
If you follow me, that is what seems to happen.
MARCUS MOORE Sprowston Norfolk