This one is about luck
You know, the type of luck that gets you next to a huge star of the music business. Its unexpected, but nevertheless you are indeed there, with them, that type of luck.
Here’s the story! Who could this possibly be?
I’m in Manchester, normal day, attending the repair of a leaking Saunier Duval combi boiler.
Invited in, upstairs, through into the bathroom, take the front off the boiler, looking at a leaking pump block.
Nothing out of the ordinary so far then?
I’m working on the boiler, bloke comes in, starts telling me all about how and when and where the leak was in the boiler etc. Some more nice chat for a further 10 minutes or so. Then it struck me!
Oh my God, its him, I’m sure it is, isn’t it?
I’m getting excited now, we talk some more. I thought (being a bit older than him), I know how I can turn this into a bit of a laugh, just like I do everyday with our usual Glowcare customers.
We’re still standing there talking, eye-ball to eye-ball, I thought, how am I going to do this?
Then, it clicked.
On his shirt I’d noticed he’d got a sort of badge, above the pocket (really excited now, here I go)!
“Are you a service engineer?” I said to him (being one myself). “No“, he replied, surprised!
“What do you do“, I quickly said, “I’m a singer“, he replied smiling slightly.
“Are you any good?” I asked. “Not bad“, he said, with the biggest smile ever!!
Even though I was taking the mickey a bit, he started to laugh, “do you recognise me?” he said.
“I think I do“, (not absolutely sure) without further ado, he pushed his hand forward (like he was pleased to have me there!) and said, “I’m Guy, really good to meet you mate!”
Guy Garvey, the brilliant and world famous lead singer of Elbow, was my customer that day!
What a joy, absolute magic! and a top bloke.
Thanks Guy for allowing us to use this picture and telling the story!
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