One of the only people in the UK not to have had their mobile phone hacked by the News of the World has expressed his disappointment at being singled out for inattention and has written to the Press Complaints Commission for an explanation.
‘Until recently I thought voice messages were something only mediums or schizophrenics experienced,’ said Donald Brown of Ventor. ‘It would be quite handy if some public-spirited journalist was picking up my messages for me then printing them in large type in a newspaper. I’d never miss a message again.’
‘I don’t why they wouldn’t be interested in my messages, though,’ he added. ‘I’ve already received two this month: one from Mrs Wickes who misdialled the number for the taxi firm, and some very juicy gossip from my cousin over in Cowes about her neighbour’s soft furnishings.’
Having mastered the concept of voice messages, Mr Brown is now experimenting with social networking by attending church coffee mornings.