1990: embarrassment and Snap!

I was working at the NFT, with my back to the door, and one of the women in the office started talking to L. But when she said ‘You’ve been bobbed’, I realised to my horror that L wasn’t there, she was talking to ME, and I had L’s build and (potentially) haircut!

What should I do? Obviously, make a joke of it. But I didn’t have the confidence. It would be embarrassing to both of us. I don’t remember what happened next, but I don’t think I said anything…

The five-and-a-quarter inch disc was still in use at the NFT, and much mirth was caused by the fact that the noise the disc made was the same as the synthesiser in ‘I’ve Got The Power’ by Snap!, which was in the charts at the time.


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I had a stroke on July 26th, 2013. I was a screenwriter. Don’t do that anymore. But have found another way to write.

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