For someone who is not easily surprised or taken in, today I was surprised and easily taken in.
My daughter rings me at work gushing the news that her older brother has announced his engagement on Facebook, and wasn’t that great Mum?
No, it wasn’t great as evidenced by the head of steam I had built up in the time it took me to stab out her brother’s mobile number. Damn it, answering machine.
To leave a rude message or not to leave a rude message?
“Hey, you, I just received some messed up message from your sister that you’ve announced your engagement on Facebook. I told her she must be mistaken, cos’ no way you would do anything of the kind without letting me know beforehand.”