There seems to be at times, a fine line between enthusiasm and frenzied delight, and with Miranda Krestovnikoff, who presents BBC 2’s Hidden Treasure, that line is all too frequently blurred.
Still, perhaps I’m being a little too hard on poor girl. After all, it’s her enthusiasm that caused me to go out other day and buy a metal detector. I’d like to think that I’m only one to have done this, at least in my town, but regrettably, I suspect I’m in majority…
After all, I went into one of local shops on day of purchase, asking if they did indeed sell metal detectors, and this young man serving behind counter immediately asked if I’d been watching BBC 2 recently. I didn’t know how to take this. Now obviously, he’d sussed me but … well, was that good manners on his part, or just cheeky perception?
I mean, had I gone into my local branch of M & S and been caught perusing boxer shorts, I think I’d have taken umbrage, had a shop assistant inquired if I’d recently had a case of runs. I digress. Suffice to say, I felt uncomfortable, embarrassed, found out, with my BBC 2 viewing detected so instantly.
Anyway, my fiancée and I finally located one of these machines in one of nearby catalogue stores…which meant that once we had got it home, we needed to drive off out to one of nearby catalogue stores to buy some batteries, amidst much muttering.
Still, once this thing was up and running, fun we had around house was fantastic. The brass fireplace was indeed metal, so was a 2p casually dropped on carpet, then hunted down, with much squealing from both man and machine.