Fun Things About Simon
I have always had a wicked sense of humour. I always see the funny side of most things. As I have Cerebral Palsy, a have limited control over my body. When I was a boy, my arms were not tied down. I would see someone put a cup of tea near to my hand and would think I must not knock that cup over, but because I was thinking about not doing it, my hand would take an involuntary swipe at it. My hands used to grab handbags off ladies' shoulders. "Oops, sorry, I didn't mean it. It was my hand", sounded a weak excuse!!
I had a tricycle which I rode stupidly fast. I always took the corners too fast and often I tipped it over. People found me still strapped on my tricycle but I had tipped over!!
I am very enthusiastic in what I do both with my professional and personal lives. I have set myself goals which I am determined to achieve. I do not like half doing something and I enjoy being productive. I am a believer in independence and I like to do as much as possible by myself. I never give up. When I was a young boy, I used to spend weeks trying to do something and eventually I would find a way of achieving it. I used to drive people nuts as I did not want any help even though it would have been easier. If I am capable of doing something myself, I will kindly decline any help offered. It is not because I am being awkward, it is because I like being independent!
I really dislike being lazy. I do not watch television unless there is something on I specifically want to watch. I like to do things which have a point. When I go shopping, I know what I want to buy and I get it. I do not like looking in a shop for hours on ends and buying things that do not serve a function. I am an extremely functional person and I never buy things because they look good. Personally, I cannot see any gain from that. If I had £1,000,000, I would probably do set up a Centre of Excellent of Disability Awareness as I feel that strongly about my work.
I am very hard working. I enjoy my work and I see my business sort of like a hobby. I am not satisfied if I half do something. I do take my work very seriously as I believe people should do their best help others.
Simon and Marilyn Monroe