2 ton truck

Carolyn has a unique style when it comes to SMS text messages. She will, quite out of the blue, start off a new conversation-thread with some utterly bizarre question. Here are the latest three examples:

Did you buy iodine or was it a comparable?

Whats the iq score for Mensa? Are u in it?

What size roughly is a 2 ton truck? Is it a big one?

Having long since given up trying to fathom the world of wonder that is Carolyn's mind, I nowadays just try to answer her questions as if I have a baldy clue what the hell she is on about. Which is how, yesterday evening, I found myself Googling: how much does a landrover discovery weigh?

1,977 kg, apparently.

I call that close enough to two tons. I would not have known that, had it not been for Carolyn. She certainly keeps me on my toes.

Oh, and for the record, I am not in Mensa, nor would I want to be: IQ tests are a big, steaming vat of bollocks.

See also: Texterity

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. ...which do no more than test whether or not you can do IQ tests.

  2. Years ago an acquaintance was boasting about belonging to Mensa, and asked I was too. I told him I couldn't join because I was over-qualified. He was in a snit for weeks.

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