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So, there I was being all clever. I got my punting phone, wrote down the girls number and sliiped it with the phone into my jacket and went for a walk. I did the booking and came home.

Aha! Did I remembered to destroy the scrap of paper? I ewnt to my jacket and could find neither the phone nor the paper. I went cold. Had Mrs L gone through my pockets? I then realised I had taken the wrong jacket- both Mrs L & I are of the same build and have a similar casual jacket. I had taken her jacket and left the evidence in her pockets. I managed to retrieve both before she needed her jacket but it gave me a bit of a panic.

Getting old, it does your bleeding head in. And your memory.

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So, there I was being all clever. I got my punting phone, wrote down the girls number and sliiped it with the phone into my jacket and went for a walk. I did the booking and came home.

Aha! Did I remembered to destroy the scrap of paper? I ewnt to my jacket and could find neither the phone nor the paper. I went cold. Had Mrs L gone through my pockets? I then realised I had taken the wrong jacket- both Mrs L & I are of the same build and have a similar casual jacket. I had taken her jacket and left the evidence in her pockets. I managed to retrieve both before she needed her jacket but it gave me a bit of a panic.

Getting old, it does your bleeding head in. And your memory.

Glad to hear you werent caught out. :)

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OMG, very fortunate you retrieved the evidence.

On a similar note I had a wake up call last week. I'd been browsing this site and the purple place in "Incognito" mode, later on I went out for a couple of hours leaving the other half at home. When I returned home and went back to my office there was Punternet minimised in the toolbar, I hadn't closed Iron down (similar to Chrome but better). I'm usually so careful but it shows a momentary lapse could be catastrophic.

DG

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I remember a few years ago, I was watching a porn clip on my laptop (from a disk) - one handed, if you know what I mean - I'd just finished what I was 'doing' as the battery ran out on my laptop. I just put the laptop away. Later in the day the girlfriend and her mother were here and they started powering up the laptop. I have never moved so fast in my life to get it from them. I had to pretend I was buying presents. And then buy a present.

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. I had to pretend I was buying presents. And then buy a present.

Sounds expensive to me :o

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So, there I was being all clever. I got my punting phone, wrote down the girls number and sliiped it with the phone into my jacket and went for a walk. I did the booking and came home.

Aha! Did I remembered to destroy the scrap of paper? I ewnt to my jacket and could find neither the phone nor the paper. I went cold. Had Mrs L gone through my pockets? I then realised I had taken the wrong jacket- both Mrs L & I are of the same build and have a similar casual jacket. I had taken her jacket and left the evidence in her pockets. I managed to retrieve both before she needed her jacket but it gave me a bit of a panic.

Getting old, it does your bleeding head in. And your memory.

The awful thing is that if she saw the number and wa suspicious of you and she put it into google it would have taken her straight to the source. Jusr reading this made my heart sink.

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The awful thing is that if she saw the number and wa suspicious of you and she put it into google it would have taken her straight to the source. Jusr reading this made my heart sink.

It probably does us all a favour to hear of someone having such a wake up call. In this instance (thankfully) all was well but we know how serious the consequences could be.

Thanks for posting this lesson Lessingham.

DG

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I have a senior moment of some sort or another every day, in which case I would be caught out in no time at all .... it's bliddy wonderful not having a spouse or partner around!

Anyway, pleased all went well for you - btw, was there anything incriminating in the pocket of your wife's jacket? Now, that truly would have been devastating! ;)

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I have a senior moment of some sort or another every day, in which case I would be caught out in no time at all .... it's bliddy wonderful not having a spouse or partner around!

Anyway, pleased all went well for you - btw, was there anything incriminating in the pocket of your wife's jacket? Now, that truly would have been devastating! ;)

Too true. I recently discovered my wife's hobby of surfing and communicating with a number of her own fantasy sites on the net that were taking a heavy toll on the bank account - Toast, Next, Harrods....

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Security is crucial of course. On this topic, what are the advantages of a dedicated punting phone? I use my ordinary phone (an £8.99 payg from Argos) on which everything is behind a passcode. What am I missing in thinking that is enough? Dedicated phones and simcards have their own security flaws, as the OP has reminded us.

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Too true. I recently discovered my wife's hobby of surfing and communicating with a number of her own fantasy sites on the net that were taking a heavy toll on the bank account - Toast, Next, Harrods....

Hahaha, so it's not always one way traffic with these little 'meanderings'? :)

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I have a senior moment of some sort or another every day, in which case I would be caught out in no time at all .... it's bliddy wonderful not having a spouse or partner around!

Anyway, pleased all went well for you - btw, was there anything incriminating in the pocket of your wife's jacket? Now, that truly would have been devastating! ;)

I live alone and single,but i still clear history even if i'm just switching off and not going out.How paranoid is that.LOL.

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I have a senior moment of some sort or another every day, in which case I would be caught out in no time at all .... it's bliddy wonderful not having a spouse or partner around! ;)

Do you really mean that? I thought some aspects of punting were because people didn't have a spouse or partner around? I have tried realtionships but they do not work - not at least while I do this, but there are times when I would just like someone for me.. and me for them of course :)

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Security is crucial of course. On this topic, what are the advantages of a dedicated punting phone? I use my ordinary phone (an £8.99 payg from Argos) on which everything is behind a passcode. What am I missing in thinking that is enough? Dedicated phones and simcards have their own security flaws, as the OP has reminded us.

Advantages, amongst the many:

No need to clear call history or text messages.

Not such an issue if an unprofessional lady makes unsolicited and inappropriate contact.

Can turn real phone off and claim bad reception whilst using punting phone!

I have many old phones and slip a pin protected (8 digit) sim in one when I need it. Beware though as some PAYG sims are ridiculously easy to unlock if you block the sim!

DG

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Do you really mean that? I thought some aspects of punting were because people didn't have a spouse or partner around? I have tried realtionships but they do not work - not at least while I do this, but there are times when I would just like someone for me.. and me for them of course :)

In some ways, Sarah, it's sad that I can honestly say I do mean that. At rare moments when I see people who are truly happy with one another I do have wistful thoughts, but they quickly get submerged by memories of what in reality two marriages meant for me. No doubt my ex-spouses are happier to be away, and conversely I am happier without them, subsequently I have far better relationships with my two adult children because they have me as I am to deal with, and not the father who was battling with a demanding career and endless domestic strife for most of the time.

It would have been nice if things had worked out because that of course is what family life is about, but they didn't work out, so the freedom I now have has been gained at a price, but is something I work hard to safeguard. However, it doesn't stop me being able to empathise fully with your last sentence and it's maybe good that anno domini has come to my rescue - it's about the only good thing going for old age as far as I can tell!! :)

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I keep my punting phone hidden in full view. As I leave it lying around and toss it aside Mrs L assumes it is of no consequence. Plus, I always delete as much as possible from it. It is very old fashioned and so I do not think it would attract any attention.

Wistful thinking methinks.

And no, I did not find anything useful in her pockets, though I did find and scoff a half roll of polos in her handbag!!!!

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I keep my punting phone hidden in full view. As I leave it lying around and toss it aside Mrs L assumes it is of no consequence. Plus, I always delete as much as possible from it. It is very old fashioned and so I do not think it would attract any attention.

Wistful thinking methinks.

And no, I did not find anything useful in her pockets, though I did find and scoff a half roll of polos in her handbag!!!!

I like the strategy for hiding the mobile - but it's not one I'd have had the nerve to follow. As for the polos, they can come in useful on the way to a punt or following a clandestine visit to the pub ....... ;)

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Here's my senior moment to confess.

I had one of my regular visits to the GUM just before Xmas. I saw a new doctor who was very efficient and after giving me the full battery of tests, sent me packing armed with a sexual health leaflet. I remember thinking as I left the GUM that I should find somewhere responsible to dispose of the incriminating leaflet, but was late for work so just stuffed it in my jacket pocket.

Imagine my horror when next morning I went to put on the jacket and the leaflet was still there !!!!!

That would have been difficult to explain if it had been discovered.

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I had another senior moment today when............................................................................... I forgot what I was about to type

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Imagine my horror when next morning I went to put on the jacket and the leaflet was still there !!!!!

That would have been difficult to explain if it had been discovered.

You could always claim it was a poorly thought out "practical joke" from the guys in your office.

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Senior moment six one..... of the new year for me.....

today I attempted to light a candle with a memory stick.

It didn't work.

:unsure:

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Years ago I phoned a girl called Jasmine, who worked in the highborough sauna, at JordanHill Glasgow, this is the sauna where I began first time punting, girls like Karen, Cathy, Marion, Michelle, Jasmine, Kelly

So down to my senior moment, I had ment to phone the palour but phoned my work place, asking if Jasmine was work, and what hours, I only realized at the last moment I was speaking to one of the girls in my work place,, which happened to be a pub, with a similar tel no

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