Getting to know - Graham Stribley
PUBLISHED: 12:50 04 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010
1 Who are you? Graham Stribley 2 What do you do? All kinds of property maintenance, garden work, plumbing and almost anything. 3 Why would people know you? If they are involved in scouting, they know me as the leader of 2nd March Scouts. 4 On a scale o
1 Who are you?
2 What do you do?
All kinds of property maintenance, garden work, plumbing and almost anything.
3 Why would people know you?
If they are involved in scouting, they know me as the leader of 2nd March Scouts.
4 On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how do your rate your sense of humour?
Definitely 10+. Every time I look in a mirror I fall about laughing.
5 What was your last text message you sent or received?
To apologise for doing something wrong.
6 Give us at least five pet hates.
Silly rules that prevent us from living normally, silly people who exaggerate those rules, people who don't care, people who devalue young people, people with no respect.
7 Is it time for Britain to abolish the Royal Family?
Most definitely not. The scout promise includes duty to the Queen and we've had it for 100 years this year and I don't see why we should have to change it. Anyway, I do not like the alternatives.
8 Are you looking forward to the smoking ban in pubs and why?
Not bothered as I rarely drink in pubs.
9 What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe, and why?
My scout uniform. I have put considerable time into training and when I wear it I feel that I am doing something worthwhile to give young people opportunities to achieve something good.
10 Where is the capital of the Fens and why?
When I moved here, I thought it was Wisbech as it is a very old port and had considerable importance. However, I have since heard residents of Wisbech say it is March. I do not know why.
11 Which TV programme sends you to the off button?
I hardly ever watch television but I think it would be all of the Big Brother and fly-on-the-wall programmes but also those with sex, swearing and violence.
12 If you had £1,000 to blow what you would do with it?
I would not know where to start.
13 What football result do you look for first and why?
I never watch any football.
14 Name a town or country you would never want to return to, and your reasons.
Most of the tourist holiday towns. I prefer peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings.
15 Who would you most like to sit next to on an aeroplane and why?
The pilot, to make sure he was paying attention.
16 Who would you cross the road to avoid?
Any member of the present Government.
17 What is the worst job you have ever had to do?
Put my dogs to sleep when they were suffering.
18 Who was your childhood hero and why?
I'm not sure I knew it then, but it was my father because he was someone I respected more than any other and he gave me true values for living.
19 If you weren't doing your current job, what else might you have chosen?
I've done most of them. I have been a computer analyst/programmer, a software tester and a chartered secretary. I enjoyed them and I enjoy what I do now.
20 Your claim to fame.
Appearing in this series.
21 What's your biggest regret in life?
I do not really have regrets. I've done things wrong and learned from that. If I've hurt people, I am sorry, but I'm too busy concentrating on the future to spend time regretting the past.