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Yesterday I told you about Bill's dad Bob.
Bob loved rugby union. So did Bill.
One unfortunate side-effect of Bob's love of rugby is that he had lost an eye. So he had a glass eye. Most of the time you never noticed but ...
Bob used to love to take the piss out of people. He expected you to stand up for yourself and argue back.
One time, I came into the house as Bill, myself and a few others were getting ready for a big night out. I had my hair all spiked up (it was the 90s). Bob immediately burst out laughing, almost crying, when he saw me. "What is it?" I asked, slightly annoyed. He carried on laughing. Eventually, when he finally got his breath back, he started to gasp "you ... you ... you ... look like a pinhead!" he exclaimed. At this point, knowing Bob, I stared straight into his face - you have to stand up to him. And his eye started wandering off around the room. This totally threw me, I failed to come up with any decent answer, and I got known as Pinhead for months to come.
Take action: If you are ever in a tight spot, make sure you've got a glass eye you can use to distract your adversary. And if you're on the other side, try to keep your head.
PS: I'm following a 12 week plan - the idea is to achieve a year's worth of work in 3 months. And the key to it is staying focussed. If you'd like help with this, mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.