I'm not usually a naughty person but every now and then, I simply can't help myself and I end up writing tweets that may cause the person reading them to believe that either I am being very serious or that I am entirely ga-ga. Ga-ga as in "founder member of the seriously barking mad society".
Earlier this week, I was surprised - nay, thrilled - to discover that I was being followed by @therightcast.
When I see someone new in my "follow box", my habit is to read their biography and, if they have a website, I take a peek at that, too. Oh, I hit lucky with @therightcast. It is a website advertising jobs for actors, singers, dancers and all things theatrical.
Marvellous, I thought. After nearly 53 years on this planet, SOMEONE has finally recognised my extraordinary talent. I thought, "I must tweet them immediately" - and I did.
I asked them if they were aware of any suitable singing and dancing jobs in the UK ... the following conversation ensued:
I followed their advice and, indeed, was happy to discover that there are going to be auditions for a new Disney stage production in London, so I wrote to them as follows:
@therightcast This is very good news. Could you recommend a voice coach so that I can apply for forthcoming UK Disney production as a singer
I eagerly awaited their response.
@RedMummy I don't know much about the voice scene in the UK, sorry.
Needless to say, I was rather upset at this minor setback and slightly aggrieved that they didn't know much about the "voice scene" but I'm an optimistic person and tweeted back ...
@therightcast I will make some enquiries of my own & revert to you when I can sing like Barbra Streisand.
I'm saddened and quite puzzled that they don't seem to be following me any longer.
It's not in my nature to be too downcast for too long and today I was followed by @DailyGay. Hooray! Now's my opportunity to fulfil a lifelong ambition. I welcomed them most politely and tweeted:
I wonder if Henry Root's on Twitter?