Another conversation

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I discovered this conversation saved in my blog post drafts. It’s from an online conversation I had in April 2007 with my friend James.

James: Hello!
Gareth: Hello. Been on the phone to Jane.
James: How’s Jane?
Gareth: Tired and feeling ill … and in Ellon – north of Aberdeen.
James: Well that’s no good 🙁
Gareth: She has a Royal visit today, which she has to attend for her work.
James: Who’s visiting?
Gareth: Jane.


Gareth: I don’t know. I suspect it will be the Earl of Wessex (aka Prince Edward).
James: Ahhh!


James: I was just reading a story on the BBC about a man who was conned out of £16,000 – He said that he “literally” cried his heart out!
Gareth: What was the URL?
James: Oh, no – wait – he ‘literally’ cried it out multiple times! “There’s many times that I literally cry my heart out”
Gareth: LOL
James: 😀 Also, this story is fantastic: Duck emerges victorious from car incident
Gareth: “He sent her more than £10,000 to pay for her travel and a visa so she could be with him.” £10,000?!! Where is she travelling from, the moon?
James: LOL
Gareth: I might email him and tell him that I’m the daughter of a Nigerian king who needs to shift $14 milllion out of the country and could he help in exchange for $1m and my hand in marriage. All he has to do is send me his bank details and meet me at Heathrow.
James: 😀
Gareth: Oh, and he should bring a bucket and a cardiac surgeon.
James: :'(
James: (Those are tears, not my heart, by the way)
Gareth: LOL :'(
Gareth: LOL :'( I’ve just noticed this:


  • Girls saved in coast walk mishap
  • M25 Samaritan falls in 20ft hole
  • Man dies when car goes into field

Gareth: Who would want to visit Kent if that’s the best news they can offer?
James: Not I!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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