Although I can talk posh, the Missus reckons I sound and act like Ray Winstone in one of his movies when I get a little miffed (betraying my Holloway Road roots). Of course, unlike Ray who is a Hammers fan, I am an unabashed Gooner.
Cracking short movie: Bouncer - A Short Film (Featuring Ray Winstone) HD
Though my bouncing days were in the late eighties and early nineties, when I was much younger and on and off mixed with other work, I did quite a few doors across North and Central London. Ray in this reminds of the first head doorman I ever worked with - wonderful bloke who was a legend in 23 PFA.
I’ve got an OU (mostly) maths tutorial to deliver later today. In my mind’s eye this is how I imagine the students see me (but far less paranoid):
When deep down I know that in reality they’ve long come to expect a couple of hours of something closer to this (but far more paranoid):
I put this down to being at little too enthusiastic at times, but the students don’t seem to mind and still keep turning up. Last year, as a sort of experiment, I finished an explanation regarding Young’s modulus by saying “and it’s a fact that most bluebottles have never seen The Magnificent Seven”, and was pleased to see that about half of them wrote it down. If it wasn’t for academia I feel a career in politics or advertising may have been the way forward.