The front door bell went about 10.30 this morning sending cats flying in every direction. It was Paul from Horsforth who had won the Ebay auction for Honda C90 I had posted for sale.
I had been agonising that he had bid too much for the bike and that when he saw it we might have an unseemly disagreement about the description I had given on Ebay. So as soon as he came through the door I said " I don't want £200 for the bike".
He looked concerned doubtless thinking I was going to ask for more.
"It's too much" I said, "just give me 180, buy a battery with the twenty".
He relaxed "If that's OK with you".
My guilt resolved and with Paul doubtless thinking he had a simpleton on his hands we went through into the garage.
"There it is", I said and waited with trepidation.
"It's great, better than I thought it would be from the pictures and just what I want".
"Your er, satisfied with it?"
His friend who he had brought with him agreed.
Sod me I'd just given away twenty quid unnecessarily. And I gave him the Haynes Workshop manual for nothing. Two cups of tea as well milk and sugar in both. It happens every time, my late flowering business career is in tatters.
Must re-read "Perfect people skills, all you need to get it right first time".
NO MORE BORING THAN MANY ANOTHER BLOG
No, not your blog of course. I concede that your posts are succinct, insightful, humorous and well worth reading. That is why I would appreciate it if you could spare a moment to cast your eye over my efforts and let me know how I can encourage people to read it. On the other hand it may be the most boring blog, someone's has to be.