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August 24th, 2007 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

Its 200 years since the abolition of slavery – but about a month since I was sold into slavery myself. Not that it has had much of an impact on my lifestyle.

It was all Jayne’s idea. She decided it would be a good idea to have an auction at the Broadfield Community Centre fete last month, so people were bidding for someone with gardening skills to come and do a few hours in their garden, or for someone who is a hairdresser to do some hairdressing.

I was press-ganged into being sold off as a computer expert and someone bid money for me to go and sort out problems with their computer. I think the deal was that they bid the sort of amount I could earn at work in about half an hour, and in return I would give up several hours of my free time, and the money would swell the Community Centre coffers. As it was in a good cause, and because Jayne is not someone who takes no for an answer, I went along with it.

The trouble is that this was the day before we went on holiday. I gave my new owner one of my cards and told them to give it a week or so before calling. They said not to worry, I should just call when I was back and available. Fine. They had given their details to one of the volunteers so I could get their phone number later.

We came back from holiday, I went to get the phone number so I could discharge my obligation, but the scrap of paper has gone missing… I can remember what the people look like and know what road they live in, but thats not quite good enough.

So if you have bid for some IT consultancy from someone who is frankly a bit rusty in that field and have been sitting by the phone for a month, waiting for it to ring, do get in touch.

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