Elections are a Drag?
The Wife has been putting the finger on friends and relis for contributions to our charity Cerebral Palsy Africa ( www.cerebralpalsyafrica.org ) With some success and the cheques and standing orders from generous people have been coming in. So we were delighted to have another promising hand written envelope landing on our mat (well into the boot box outside our door, actually) . Having torn itopen with eager anticipation, the wife used an unusual (for her) exclamation. This was a facsimile letter from our sitting MSP, Euan Robson and the envelope may also have been machine written-the ink would not lick off-and very convincingly done too. No cheque within of course.
I don't know why it is so irritating to receive these make believe hand written jobs. I suppose it is give the impression of the personal touch and to stop you binning the missive unopened. But my instinct, I am sure shared by many other eager voters in Berwickshire, is , having opened the envelope in anticipation of something interesting, to recycle the contents unread out of share rage at the blatant abuse of personal 'space' as they say amongst the Grudian Literati.
I remarked to the wife how technically advanced the LibDems must be to replicate Mr Robson's hand writing so accurately. She, irked and cheque-less was less impressed. That's not a man's hand writing-its quite clearly feminine and generated via a computer.Oh Dear. But perhaps she is right and has not fully taken in the implications. Computer generated. Ok. But it could still be an exact facsimile of the original hand written distaff script. The style is authentic Robson as -seen-in-the-Mound -Notes -weekly- in-the-Berwickshire. So if this is a copy of the genuine Robson hand and not that of an underpaid a secretarial hack in the Fishwick LibDem Call Centre-could it be that Euan Robson is not the man we have taken him for?
All these years?
And we have never noticed.
Mind you the envelope is in a male hand.So perhaps, Theory Two: Mrs R does the letters and the washing up.And Mr R the envelopes. And the ironing.
Good team that.
But we would much prefer a cheque.