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Who would you like to meet, and what would you ask them?
I never ever watch a Question Time, Paxman thing, the Politics Show. Marr is sometimes on as we read our Sunday paper (Observer).
People seem to like to engage me in “political” natters - I’m never really interested. Does a former local amateur/semi-pro footballer only ever talk/think about football? Quite like “A View from the Boundary” on Test Match Special.
But as I realised when chatting with the former chief of police and local newspaper editor, so many jobs are about interviewing. Paramedics need the right info, as do doctors, teachers. Parents, shop assistants, most of us, use that range of skills.
As an aspirant or, by now, failed hack I love finding out about people and what makes them tick. It’s probably why my golf never improved much. Why, spending four hours with painter/decorators, car salesmen, engineers, JCB drivers, plumbers, solicitors, would you worry about a little white ball, when there’s so much life experience to mine?
I “edit” our club’s members’ mag and there’s a “Meets” section.
The last question is about who would you like to play a round of golf with and why? The answers have ranged from golfers, film stars to Nelson Mandela.
Do you like politics? Why? Do you have a interest/pursuit, sporting or otherwise?
So, who would you like to meet/interview? Living or otherwise. Why? Where? What questions would you ask?
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