Wednesday, January 30, 2008

complain? who me?

I received an early birthday present yesterday. There was a package in the hall when I arrived home from school. It was a birthday present from my lovely bruvva.
It was an elastic band.
It was an elastic band from “A Complaint Free”. You see, my brother+I have both been labelled by our respective families as being “grumpy old men” (which is frankly outrageous). The accompanying letter included the following suggested rules:
1. Begin to wear the bracelet now.
2. Every time you complain, gossip or criticise, move the bracelet to the other wrist and begin again. Keep moving the bracelet from wrist-to-wrist until you keep it on the same arm for 21 consecutive days.
I read the letter and immediately informed Moira that I didn't want to swap the elastic band on to the other wrist because of my watch strap. Mrs Broadway simply said: "you've started already... that was your first complaint, swap the band on to the other wrist right now!"…….
I look forward to wearing it and becoming a nicer person (surely that's almost impossible?) within a matter of days.


Ellen Loudon said...

doh! xxx

alice said...

haha ... 21 days time is 21st feb according to my diary. You'll have to let us know how you've got on!! x

bigdaddystevieB said...

I'm wearing my elastic band ironically! Had a lovely e-mail from Alan saying:
1. I am of the opinion that I do not complain...I merely make observations.
2. If you are going to it twice...then you don't have to move the purple bracelet!
I'm with him all the way!
hugs x