Thought this transcript of a call I’ve just had may amuse you.
Voice: Hi can I speak to Martin Lewis please?
Voice: Hi, I’m a producer at BBC Breakfast News working with Declan Curry
Me: Do say hello to Declan for me, we used to work together. Tell him we should grab a drink it’s been a while
Voice: Will do. I’m calling you about a story tomorrow that says most people under 40 overrestimate what they will earn in their lifetimes and we’re looking for a personal finance guru…
Me: Let me stop you there. There are two key questions… when and where are you talking?
Voice It’s the ten to seven sl….
Me: Ok then, thats a no. Ten to seven, no chance I’m a late boy
Voice: Oh, ok then,
Then usual pleasantries and bye bye.
I am a majorly late riser. I normally get up at 9am, but work through until two or three in the morning, that’s my way. Ten to seven is the middle of the night for me – ugh – horrid thought!