AND TO BRING YOU UP-TO-DATE
85 yo (2018) & having been a recluse for five years I have been
asked, “Why are you a recluse, Ted ? “
answer is :-
a child, within the family, I was looked upon as a little turd; big
headed with no brains. I was put into the dunces' class at school. ( Turns out I had an IQ of 154 !)
on the buses as conductor – then driver - for nine years. Until aged
29 I was in unskilled work.
Got myself an education, and went from the buses up to 29 yo - Until - at 36 yo - being a senior manager with a staff of 48 professional people, 7 departments - covering 5 sites !
I finished up as a
self-employed accountant for my last 11 years; having written all the computer programs
necessary to run the business.
40 years, I had 19 addresses & 16 jobs. Married three times, four
children plus one step-child. And got a conviction for - “Assault
with a knife & threatening behaviour” First wife was a
?schizophrenic? & for over 20 years, I was a “battered
am a published author on computing, and have been a college &
staff lecturer on the same subject. Also been a stage hypnotist &
full-time hypnotherapist for two years.
a heart attack & retiring at 60 yo, I have been in three lots of
sheltered housing for 25 years.
Compare the above with my “posh” brother (87 yo ) ….............. One wife, one job, one child & two addresses …............. How bloody boring …... !! But …. he's still alive ….. !
- I have driven a London bus - driven a crack steam engine, Britania -
been an atomic fire-fighter - piloted a jet fighter plane - performed
on the stage as a hypnotist & been a hypnotherapist -
an author - lecturer - senior manager - self employed accountant - had
all those marriages/divorces - and kids - moved around a bit -
So - can you guess why I have been a recluse for five years ?