I wrote the Age newspaper. Basically the same letter as I have used all along. It was published in the Letters to the Editor section. A local radio station picked up on it and rang me at work for an 'on-air' interview by Neil Mitchell. You will be relieved to know that I am going to spare you a transcript but the following was my follow-up letter to Mr Mitchell:
Someone, whose name eludes me, sad that everyone is famous once in their life. Well, today has certainly been something of an experience: what with the radio interview with you this morning and a phone interview by the Age for an article tomorrow, my stocks with the heirs-apparent have soared.
Their rooms are still a mess but I have gained a certain novelty value and am being shown off as a curiosity to their friends.
With regard to the answer to the question I feel I need to be very careful in conveying your listener's comments on to Richard; they mostly tend to favour the Biblical theory but I had a terrible vision when I was driving home today...
As I said, a terrible vision. Dandenong Road does that to me.
I am still awaiting replies from The Australian Lily Society, Bugs Bunny, HRH Prince Charles, Isaac Azimov, John Clease and a second try at Bob Hope. Once I have received these I shall hand them over to Richard and let him choose which one he likes best.
Yours on my one day of fame...