I was having a chat with Terry about how gullible some people can be, when I remembered another incident from when I worked in Bath. My boss asked me to go out and buy a suitable plant for the teashop window, which I did. After a couple of days the plant drooped a little and feeling sorry for it, I asked Brandt if I could take it home with me. He refused, even though I offered him the money for it, saying “ you cannot have everything you want in life, Penny. “ I looked him straight in the eye and said “ Brandt, every time I look at that plant, I shall think of you and your meanness and it will wither and die. “ For three days I secretly tipped bleach in the plant’s pot. I made a point of staring at it when Brandt was around. On the third day the plant curled up and died. Ever after, Brandt thought I had some sort of power and was nervous of me. My friend walked past me and whispered “ you put bleach in that pot. “ but she never let on. She was worldly and Brandt, bless him, was extremely gullible. Needless to say, my friend and I were called The Two Witches.