Banana Chat – meet Joe Hardy

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Joe Hardy – a city worker originally from Berkshire with a love of football skiing and travel…

Hi, I am Joe, I’m 23 and from Berkshire although I live in Clapham now. I work in the city and in my spare time enjoy playing football. I try to travel as much as possible and am a keen skier

What is your favourite joke?
Crime in multi-storey car parks. That’s wrong on so many different levels.

What makes you smile?

What is your favourite good news story?
Jay Z paying the legal fees for a pregnant woman and her partner after they and their young children were held at gunpoint unnecessarily by police officers – the most recent of many times he has done similar things

What inspires you?

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Complete overhaul of the education system

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why? Teleportation – I’d be able to go anywhere I wanted, whenever I wanted

What is your favourite food?

What is your favourite drink?

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home? My phone

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Illegal to leave litter

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I am studying a degree whilst working full time

What is your favourite phrase or saying? Glazer’s out

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, a charity that is leading the movement against suicide, which is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45

Who is your favourite music artist?
A few and in no particular order – Jay Z, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, Frank Ocean

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
My Mum and Dad

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Blue

PJ’s or Not? Not

Tea or Coffee? Tea (neither really)

Glass half-empty or half full? Half-empty

Night out or night in? Night out

Pizza or pasta? Pizza

Biscuits or cake? Cake

Wine or beer? Beer

Football or rugby? Football

Cinema or theatre? Cinema

Gym or TV? TV

Naughty or nice? Nice

Silver or gold? Gold

Tent or hotel? Hotel

Bath or shower? Shower

Starter or pudding? Starter

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? GoT (haven’t finished it though)

Finally, apple or banana? Apple (sorry)

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