Friday, August 10, 2007

I have GOT to learn to say no on the phone!

The Daily Mail phoned me tonight and I ended up agreeing to let them send someone round to interview me next Wednesday night. I should have said something along the lines of "Sorry, I don't really want to be interviewed", but as regular readers of my blog will know, I'm not good at that. So I said that I'm quite busy at the moment, and let myself be talked round.

Seriously, the Telegraph was bad enough, but the Daily Mail? I do have a strict rule in this blog of not talking politics, and I only break it very occasionally, but I do have quite extreme left-wing views, and it's not that much of a secret. So why is it only the right-wing papers that want to talk to me? I'm the kind of typical weirdo bearded lefty Guardian reader (except that I don't read the Guardian), aren't they curious about the world memory championships? Is the Mirror completely uninterested in the mechanics of memorising a pack of cards? Doesn't the Socialist Worker want to make me a pin-up of the week?

I'm going to get out of this, I can't actually appear in the Daily Mail.

1 comment:

Jeremy Das said...

The Telegraph isn't so bad, these days, so don't feel bad about having given it an interview. And most of its writers have a totally way cool command of English grammar, which makes it a pleasant change from the other papers.

I am old enough to remember when The Guardian was a decent newspaper. In some ways I think it's worse than the Mail. At least the Mail seems to have line it will not cross...

Well done for deciding to cancel your Mail interview but I hope you're not serious about being willing to be interviewed by Socialist Worker?