That is the second time that has happened in the last two or three weeks: I was just chilling at home on my computer, starting to think about lunch, when my doorbell rang. Of course I got up and answered it. A man I didn’t recognise was at the door, who started to explain that he was from some kind of alarm company. But as soon as he saw that I have CP, he started to back away and apologise for wasting my time. I tried to ask him what he wanted, but he continued to back away: he seemed to assume that I couldn’t understand what he was selling, or that I couldn’t be the person who is responsible for my own home. Not that I like door-to-door salesmen, but I find that very patronising indeed. Why do such people automatically think that someone else must be in charge of the security of my flat, or that I can’t be the person they need to speak to? As an independent man of nearly forty, such things really piss me off.