It was one of those days, I had foolishly turned on the radio only to be assaulted by a torrent of fiscal doom and gloom. The rain was of the biblical variety and the weak spot in the kitchen had sprung a leak, spilling an expanding pool of rainwater across the floor towards the fridge. The mop was nowhere to be found and the anaemic light from the blinking bulb in the hall was vainly attempting to augment the darkness of this November noon; scuppering any hopes of a mop search and rescue mission.
I could feel the clouds lowering and then all of sudden, they were lifted by that reassuring ping of my mobile phone announcing an incoming message. Someone out there was thinking of me. It was a picture message from school. In a single flash of communication technology, this one simple image immunized me against this year's two deadly doses: the weather and the economy. I hope it works for you!