January 06, 2012

How to Win Friends and Influence People

BILLY'S CONTRACT winds up a Darloid


I recently met up with one of my clients whom I had not seen for a while, and we were catching up on how each other's families were getting on, and what we had both been up to since we last met. Although she lives in Darlo, she and none of her family go to The Arena. She surprised me when she told me the highlight of her year so far was going to see Darlo at Wembley. She and all her family went, and a wonderful time was had by all (especially with the result).

In wind up mode I asked her "...and how did they get on and who they had played?"

She looked at me incredulously. “You are joking aren't you?” she asked.

“No, how did they get on?” I asked again.

“You mean you don't know?”

“Well I knew they were playing for some Pee Pot trophy, but obviously being a Poolie I don't take much interest in non-league football.” I replied."he surprised me when she told me the highlight of her year so far was going to see Darlo at Wembley."

“It was 1-0 to Darlington after extra time” she stumbled, still staggered that I was not aware of the result.

“What sort of crowd was there?” I questioned.

“Around 20,000” she said.

Well it is no wonder Darlo won, it must have been like having home advantage for them playing in a Stadium that was a quarter full.