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Banana Chat – meet Jordan Smithers

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Jordan Smithers – a full time legal assistant whilst studying for his LPC. A keen traveler with a huge appetite for food and adventure.

Hi I’m Jordan and I am 22. I’m originally from Essex – Southend, but moved to Manchester 2 years ago where I now work full-time as a legal assistant and study my LPC part-time on the weekend. I love to listen to music, travel wherever and whenever I can whilst eating copious amounts of food.  

What is your favourite joke?
One in four frogs is a leap frog

What makes you smile?
Dogs, whatever it is they do I smile. They’re just the happiest animals.

What is your favourite good news story?
Whenever someone has managed to achieve something when the odds were set against them, perseverance and resilience are remarkable traits to have.

What inspires you?
When I am able to learn from the people around me. I want to grow and develop into a better person, so surrounding myself with people that inspire me, inspires me to be like them. 

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
That no one should be homeless, everyone should be able to have a bed and a roof over their head. 

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
Ermmm, probably the ability to fly – would make the commute much easier. 

What is your favourite food?
Sunday Roast, hands down.

What is your favourite drink? 
Cherry Coke

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?
Everyone should have access to mental health facilities as soon as you are diagnosed by a GP. Mental health is so important and I don’t think the laws currently do enough to help those who need it the most.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know? 
I have a twin sister who is two minutes older than me.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
60% of the time it works…every time.’ – Brian Fantana, Anchorman

What cause, project or event would you like to promote? 
Mustard Tree, they are a charity local to Manchester whose focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness.

Who is your favourite music artist?
The 1975

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most? 
My dad, he is probably the hardest grafter I’ve ever known but still knows when and how to have a good time and relax. 

PJ’s or not?  

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog?  Dog

Blue or pink?  Blue

Tea or Coffee? Coffee

PJ’s or not?  PJs

Glass half-empty or half full? Half-full

Night out or night in? Night in

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

Finally, apple or banana? Banana

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