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to think my DM is acting weirdly.

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cookingfat Wed 05-Jan-11 13:43:51

She has just written 'a business proposal in the style of a fairy tale' to send to a famous 1960s popstar, requesting that he buys her childhood home and runs it as a B&B The plan involves him letting her use it one month out of twelve, and using that profit to pay him back, so that ultimately she will buy it from him.
AFAIK he has no interest/history in this type of business.
Neither does she.
The maths doesn't add up.
Why TF would he want to?

Apparently you have to have a dream to make a dream come true...

Oh well, will be laughing on the other side of my face if he writes a cheque!!!

Latootle Wed 05-Jan-11 14:56:45

as it seems so absurd why not let her get on with it???? most likely he wont even reply. and as you say if he does well what a tale to dine out on

FourEyesGood Wed 05-Jan-11 14:58:31

Which 1960s pop star? For some reason, I imagine it to be Adam Faith.

cookingfat Wed 05-Jan-11 16:08:02

Oh yes, am letting her get on with it. Is the latest in a series of madcap schemes - all quite entertaining.

RealityIsShaggingWithIntent Wed 05-Jan-11 16:09:36

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LindyHemming Wed 05-Jan-11 16:10:37

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friedtoacrisp Wed 05-Jan-11 16:11:12

Since Adam Faith is somewhat dead at the moment I don't suppose he'll be all that interested.

missismonky Wed 05-Jan-11 16:21:56

I bet it's Paul McCartney. Does your Mum have any history of mental health problems? Sound exactly like the kind of thing my biploar friend does in manic phases. He wrote to Paul McCartney once. Another also bipolar friend went manic when his DD was born and insisted he must write to tell the news to Paul McCartney...and Ken Dodd.

Zondra Wed 05-Jan-11 16:24:24

Friedtoacrisp- grin

I love it! Your mum sounds brilliantly eccentric!
& just imagine if something came of it?!

Unrulysanta Wed 05-Jan-11 17:11:53

Is this one of those AIBUs which turns out to be a storyline on Corrie? If it's not then it's seriously weird behaviour - 'a business proposal in the style of a fairy tale'? WTF? grin

Aims80 Wed 05-Jan-11 17:19:53

LOL. How does she have said popstar's address? I'd imagine it would get put in the "loony" pile.

WimpleOfTheBallet Wed 05-Jan-11 18:31:37

Use what profit from what? Don't quite understand...

cookingfat Wed 05-Jan-11 19:29:39

God knows how she has the address -assume c/o record company. Apparently the letter is 19 pages long, handwritten, and 'like a scrapbook'. [despair emoticon]
No history of behaviour like this, but she's a bit eccentric generally.
@wimple the business concept doesn't seem to have been that carefully thought through.
Will keep you posted ...

Unrulysanta Wed 05-Jan-11 20:54:22

Please please please keep us posted. Please.

Can you let us know who the popstar is?

Metherbumfit Wed 05-Jan-11 20:57:26

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Hassled Wed 05-Jan-11 21:00:36

It has to be Adam "Birdie" Faith. Although is Donovan still alive? And then there's Gerry Whatsit from the Ferry Cross the Mersey boys.

cookingfat - I can see why you're a bit wobbly about this. It is worryingly nuts. Is she OK on a day to day/cooking and cleaning for herself sort of way?

cookingfat Wed 05-Jan-11 21:15:21

missismonky has the correct celeb!! Worryingly, DM does have a penchant for Ken Dodd too - perhaps he's next!
hassled She's A-OK on a day-to-day level. Although this has alerted me to the need to watch out carefully for any further developments.

Thanks for making me feel normal. When I questioned it with DM, I was told I'm a miserable cynic and that everyone else thinks it's a great idea. Maybe he'll come up with the goods, and she'll be proved right!

Aims80 Wed 05-Jan-11 21:32:50

I work the media and have gone through fan mail on various different shows for various different stars over the yeares and have seen lots of lovely and funny mail.. without reading hers I can't really comment but from your description I'm afraid a letter like that (especially of that length) would be put in the "very odd" box and kept in case any "trouble" arose.

It may be harmless but keep an eye on her!

missismonky Wed 05-Jan-11 22:48:24

Ha! Awesome.grin Do keep an eye on her though. I wonder what it is about Paul...

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