A few years ago I went to see the mighty Northampton Town play Leyton Orient. It was my birthday and, unbeknown to me, one of my friends had contacted the club during the week and asked them to read out a half-time dedication. The first half ended, the scores from the other games were read out, then suddenly the tannoy boomed out:
A special message, this one – we’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Mr Fraser Lewry, and wish him luck as he appears on Stars In Their Eyes this evening as Mick Hucknall.
Cue much hilarity amongst my friends, and much jumping up and down and pointing of fingers.
Yesterday I also went to see the mighty Northampton Town play Leyton Orient. Next week it’s my birthday, and I’d completely forgotten about the traumatic events of my previous visit. At half time, the PA crackled into life and I heard:
We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to Mr Fraser Lewry, who’s just been voted Northamptonshire hairdresser of the year. This messages comes from all his colleagues at the Blow and Go Salon in Enfield.
Please remind me never to go to a football match on or near my birthday ever again.