Michael Cargill

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Steve ‘stone cold’ Austin finally gets central heating installed

Steve Austin here and I want to tell you about a man who rSteve Austinecently entered my life and changed things forever. Life is pretty darned cold in my ice palace these days and I was sat down at breakfast eating a bowl of Coco Pops ice cream, when there was a knock at my door. I got up to answer it – I was wearing shorts and I lost a few layers of skin because my legs were stuck frozen to the chair – and this guy in a suit was standing there on my doorstep, looking at me with real intensity. His name badge stated that he was Jeff from a company called ‘Radiators and Warmth 2 Go’ and I will never forgot the moment he opened his mouth to say, “Hi, my name is Jeff and I work for a company called Radiators and Warmth 2 Go.”

I usually have to put down a rubber mat for visitors so that they don’t slip around on the icy floor but not for this guy. He had done his research and had brought his own pair of spiked shoes, something that impressed me a great deal because it showed he cared about the customer; I like that a lot. He then showed me a little slideshow presentation of what his company does, how long they have been in business, and a lot more besides. There was even a cartoon mascot and when it got to the last few slides where the cute little mite was pulling faces and doing goofy poses, I was literally rolling around on the floor laughing. Once that was all done he got right down to business and out came the laminated brochure and samples of the products.

It took me a good three hours or so to make my final choice as he had so many samples for me to play around with. He had cross-sections of the radiators, pieces of the supply pipes, and the wildest selection of taps I have ever seen! I had great fun poking my finger all around the insides of the radiators, playing peek-a-boo with the pipes, and using the taps as juggling balls. Me and Jeff had a complete whale of a time and I have been as snug as a bug in a rug ever since it was all installed.

Hey, that last bit rhymes – maybe it’s time to change my name.

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