The Canine Letter Box Challenge
1050. A loud shriek from the direction of CM’s side. I rush over to find him cradling his right hand and jumping up and down.
`What’s happened to you I ask? really concerned.
`I’ve just been bitten by a large dog, that’s what’s happened. Look at my middle finger. I was putting the card through and it savaged me. Ow. Ow. And it really hurts.’
I examine the damaged digit carefully, but it looks more like a scrape to me.
`Could you possibly have done this on the draft preventer when you pulled your hand back?’ I venture cautiously. CM is indignant.
`Absolutely not! I know what a dog bite is. And even worse, the bloody thing has taken my plastic poking stick as well!’
On the other side of the door I hear a large dog running amok with excitement at having just been given a new toy to play with and bashing against the back of the door begging for more. I decide to be tactful and keep the peace.
`Do you think you should go to A and E with it just to be on the safe side?’
`Errm. Well the pain is wearing off a bit now. They are overstretched as it is, he replies with a flash of pious inspiration to get out of a hole.
`Shall we put a plaster on it? And it’s got antiseptic in it. I’ve got some in the car.’
`Yes that’s what it needs, the antiseptic to kill the dog germs, the germs I got from the dog bite,’ says CM casting me a challenging look.
Patched up and ten minutes later delivery is resumed. We move on to more salubrious streets.
Match Result: Dog 1 Campaign Manager 0.
I wish all dogs were like this one!
My priorities if elected are to focus on the following:
- Education. Major emphasis on raising standards in our schools to deliver a much brighter future for our children
- Policing. Clamping down on shoplifting and anti-social behaviour with a zero-tolerance approach to domestic abuse.
- Growth. Increasing apprenticeships, encouraging small business start ups and fighting Labour’s unfair Workplace Parking Levy.
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I am married to Donald. We have two grown up daughters, and we live in Nottingham.
I am the founder of a national children’s anti bullying charity.
We work with schools across the country and I am known as one of the country’s most formidable campaigners on the subject of anti-bullying issues.
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