I like Miranda Hart and her comedy show Miranda. One of the best things about her in this role is how she reacts to criticism. She strenuously denies it then turns to the camera and admits that she is at fault.
When we were on holiday in France my wife and I were having a little spat when she complained that I had not been listening to her. I denied this accusation with intransigence, energy and élan.
Then I turned to an imaginary camera and mouthed ‘I wasn’t listening to a word.’
It was wonderful. I could admit my failings in a light-hearted way which had us both laughing. I realise that sometimes I won’t concede that I am in the wrong because I don’t won’t to lose face.
I will use the Miranda technique every time I am in the wrong from this day on. Of course, I will be waiting a long while for me ever to have to use it again.
I praise Miranda Hart and hope that other people take this up. I think it would be great if it could be part of every school behaviour policy.
And the Bankers might try it as well.
Please #RT this. It may save the world!