The Articled Particle: True Or Truish?

Ish. The names are changed while the timing isn’t.

I did impersonate a client briefly and I did work for one who spent ages trying to escape the Eye’s clutches and suing them, or threatening to. No milkmaids were harmed however.

I did surprise and embarrass the senior partner on his leaving his club when I bumped into him as I reversed out a sex shop in Soho. But I had been serving the owner with a writhonestly.

The machinery, my salary, my lunch, the copying fascism, my flatmate and my cycle ride, all true. I was terrified by those Olivettis, certain I’d snag a body part within. Word-processing didn’t arrive until after I left in 1981. I did love going to the Ordnance Survey and often sorted out title problems that way; my years as a boy scout were not wasted.

And Lloyds did have the first ATM about then and give me my first cashpoint (as it was called) card with the same pin I use today. And, no, I’ve never given that secret away, even to my daughter…

The events took place, albeit not on the same day. And as often as not I caught the bus because I could claim the tube fare so and slightly enhance my salary and therefore ability to eat as the money ran out just before pay day. Because of the way I was brought up I managed to avoid going overdrawn but at the expense of food. Somehow, I survived.

If you’d like some more memories of an Articled Particle, then you can vote in the comments.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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22 Responses to The Articled Particle: True Or Truish?

  1. Sadje says:

    Your memoirs are very interesting! I’d definitely like to read more

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  2. Wonderful memories, bringing back own memories how rapidly this world has changed to modernity. Thanks for sharing, and have a nice day, Geoff! xx Michael

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  3. What do we want? MORE! When do we want it? As soon as can be!

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  4. trifflepudling says:

    Yes, definitely!


  5. JT Twissel says:

    Intriguing concept – I, of course, believe everything!!

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  6. Yes, more please

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  7. Of course more!


  8. I enjoyed this series and am not surprised it was based on true adventures! My brother worked a Lloyds for several years around 1979-1981.

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