In Praise of Miranda Hart

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!


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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