Challenge of the year

We face possibly the biggest challenge of the year in the coming week. Forget moving house. Forget the baby’s arrival. We have to tidy the desk. A new computer is coming. Yep, a multimedia Pentium system, which should be state of the art for at least 15 minutes.

It’s been a good 10 years since I actually bought a newcomputer on the cutting edge of technology. I’d almost forgotten what it was like to wipe out my savings with one purchase.

Why is it that whenever you’re carrying a large amount of money, or an important document, you keep imagining that it’s crawling out of your pocket? You feel obligated to reach in and push it further down into the pocket – thereby risking accidentally pulling it out as your hand comes out again. You can’t win.

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