Call me a bad housekeeper, but I never remember to delete the texts on my phone until it bleeps at me and flashes 'Memory Full'.
Well today, I have done it without being bleeped at. And now I wish I hadn't, because on reading them, the full knowledge of the sad life I lead has engulfed me.
Let me explain.
Whereas the Football Fanatic receives texts which say:
'Hi beautiful. Fancy going out tonight?'
'Was that you on the telly on MUTV?'
'D'ya wanna swap your 2 Celtic tickets for 2 right behind the bench?'
mine are more likely to say:
'What's 4 tea?'
'I'm in the taxi now. Will you stand at the door with the money?'
And it doesn't end there.
The Fixer and The Peacemaker get texts saying:
'Going ice skating on Sat. Wanna come?'
'R U playing out afta?'
The Singer gets:
'Meet me on MSN in 10. Something really good to tell you'.
Even The Noise had one saying:
'Do you want to come and play with my new puppy?'
So purely for your entertainment, I will record here for posterity some of my text conversations with my nearest and dearest:
Fixer: Wats 4 tea?
Me: Shepherd's Pie.
Me: Would you rather have a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings?
Fixer: Yes please!
Me: So would I. But tonight it's Shepherd's Pie.
Most of the Football Fanatic's texts are to do with.....football. Often she texts from the match. Such as:
'There's been a goal at Old Trafford. You'l have to wait till the next commercial break to find out which way it's gone.....'
If it's an evening match she shows no regard for the fact that I might be otherwise engaged:
'Do u want me to ring when it's over?'
Me: No thanks. Two phone calls and six texts during the New Catholics meeting was quite enough thanks'.
And then there's the ones from the Father of This Lot. Quite often I text him at night while he's at work to see how he is. His replies often feature his colleague Carlos, a Spanish vet, otherwise known as 'that stupid Spanish b*****d'. For example:
Me: Are you ok?
Him: I will be when I get out of here. That stupid Spanish b*****d's slowing the line down again'
'That stupid Spanish b******d doesn't know his a**e from his elbow'
And they say romance is dead.
Actually, there is one that I have saved which says:
'Jackie, you know I love you. It's not my fault you don't believe me'.
Yes, well, the jury's still out on that one mate. In my opinion, actions speak louder than text messages.
But the prize for the top text has to go to the one I got the other afternoon from the Football Fanatic. In response to one of my numerous 'Where are you?' messages, she replied:
'I'm locked in a Range Rover outside a crack house in Cheetham Hill...'
I THINK she was joking.......