Always enjoyed reading "The Perfect Squelch" irony in dentist's waiting rooms Readers Digest's. Never thought I'd experience it myself. Having sold our house the new owners asked if their daughter could come and have a look. She came and we were sitting having a glass of wine afterwards when she said "There's Emily" pointing at a photograph of our granddaughter. My wife enquired how she knew Emily and it transpired the lady was Emily's Form Mistress. She thought Emily was marvellous-Top of her Form-good at sport-very pretty and academically outstanding. It was all rather gushing and somewhat embarrassing. I emailed our daughter to tell her and ask her what Emily had to say. She e mailed me back. Emily says.... "The adulation is not reciprocated" OUCH!