I love David Mitchell. If you’re reading this David, and want to propose, I will say yes.
I know I’m not alone – I’m sure there are thousands of other women who feel the same. We really shouldn’t underestimate the power of humour when it comes to seducing a woman.
Just look at some of the other men I have been drawn to over the years – I think most of my friends would vouch for the fact that not many of them were exactly ‘lookers’, (not that I’m implying you would fall into that category David), and several of them actually had quite serious personality issues, but somehow you are blind to that when you’re laughing out loud.
Anyway, that wasn’t supposed to be the point of this post. What I actually wanted to do was draw your attention to Mitchell writing for The Observer today about The Times paywall, and asking why it is that everything connected with Rupert Murdoch is automatically classed as Evil and Wrong.
Whether or not you care about the subject, reading anything Mitchell writes is entertaining. When I grow up, I want to be as funny and clever as him.
He raises an interesting point though. The internet has had a catastrophic effect on print media. I used to work at my local paper and since I left a few years ago the remaining staff have been forced to take on more and more work as sales and profits fall – people leave but aren’t replaced, weekends are worked, the pressure builds, and it is surely only going to get worse?
The other point that really interested me was the idea that people only really value something that they pay for. This has really come home to me since I became self-employed – it’s almost like the more you charge, the better people assume you are going to be. Instinct is often to try and offer the best deal possible, to be as cheap as you can, but what message does this send to your customers?
It is an important lesson to learn in all aspects of live, that other people will only value you as highly as you value yourself.
So, with this in mind, I’ve decided to start charging people to read my blog. You know it’s worth it. I’m going to set up a little jar by the door – please put in 50p every time you come in. Or leave a present.