I'd just like to say thank you to all who submitted 'likes' etc. re. this thread yesterday. I posted the main article last Sunday and there was a deafening silence for the next 24 hours and I went to bed the night before last thinking to myself 'Why did you post it? Nobody is interested in reading your crummy story'. Then yesterday afternoon things went completely insane. Over a period of about 4/5 hours I received a torrent of 'thanks' and 'likes'. Every time I went to the top of a page there were another half a dozen new notifications. I've now had my brief fifteen minutes of fame here on ESMB and it won't be repeated since I have told my story and there's not a lot more to come, but it was great while it lasted so thanks again! Apart from enjoying reading the contributions of certain others here, I will now have to be satisfied with making the odd lame joke or posting an appropriately caustic comment if any 'true believers' come here to try and sell me the Connodore's rubbish philosophy!