Tag Archives: fake

Heart palpitations at the dinner table (Rousse)

Pressed up against KJ, I could feel his erratic heart beat through my clothing. I whispered ‘Are you OK?’, and he nodded his head. At the other end of the dining table, another friend raised his eyebrows in question. I … Continue reading

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David Bowie imposter financial scam (Rousse)

I couldn’t believe my luck when David Bowie befriended me on holiday. We sat at a picnic table in the sunshine to leaf through his sketchbook while discussing his musical influences. He was so caring that he even arranged for … Continue reading

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Dangers of hitch-hiking in London (Rousse)

As soon as we settled into the back of the car, I realised our error. ‘I know this from a movie plot’, I thought. ‘The driver is monster. After giving us a lift to our named destination this evening, he … Continue reading

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Fake finance guru fools all on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (Rousse)

We were all horrified when my niece BM announced at the breakfast table that she was about to be interviewed by a financial journalist on Radio 4’s Today programme. What on earth did she know about big business? It was … Continue reading

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Faking it with Irish young farmers (Rousse)

At the invitation of BB and JB, I delivered a presentation on knowledge management to a class of twenty bored Irish young farmers. Within minutes of my leaving the class room, a member of the audience rang me to ask … Continue reading

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Fiona Bruce fake friend (Rousse)

At the first conference Fiona Bruce treated me with respect, and even gave the impression that she would like to be my friend. That said, she still managed to convey a sense of superiority over the academic delegates. It did … Continue reading

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Three fakes: news, Northern Lights, and a female impersonator (Rousse)

The desperation of the journalist was obvious when he started asking VAE and her sister to provide expert comment on every single topic to be covered in the radio news broadcast. In an attempt to fool his audience, he changed … Continue reading

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Keeping out the riff raff (Rousse)

The short escalators appeared to lead up from the shopping centre to the grand entrance of the new, super-posh solid marble hotel.  However, anyone who took stepped on to them discovered that they were fake, and stopped short of the … Continue reading

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Chris Packham wanders the London Tube in police disguise (Rousse)

Chris Packham took great care to hide from his fans whenever he went about his everyday business. I, however, could see through his devious disguise of a toy dark blue policeman’s helmet and fake beer belly. I chased him along … Continue reading

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Brown Dubarry boot burglary (Rousse)

All my fears were realised when it became obvious that a sneaky thief had stolen my brown Dubarry boots in a locker room switch. I blamed L, who had left the boots under a bench overnight. It was all too … Continue reading

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