Have you ever wondered how typewriters can rival commercial radio? Why, according to John, it's best to shave only once a week, and with old fashioned soap and water? And what the various repercussions of spring and its extra hour of daylight bring? The BBC created a fantastically cult television series when they filmed the daily operations of John and Ann's double glazing firm U-Fit, the third largest in Coventry. It was here we were first introduced to John's misanthropic musings and no-nonsense attitude to management and his wife Ann's doting loyalty. Now their individual and highly entertaining personalities have been brought to the page, as they ruminate on various aspects of life from asbos to Buddhism, and Chekov to Maltesers.
John and Ann Armstrong founded U-Fit, the third largest double glazing company in Coventry, in the mid-1990s having met when John, the then proprieter of a smaller double glazing firm, spotted Ann 'glowing' behind a desk at a rival business. It was an instant attraction and they were living with each other within the space of a week. They first came to the public's attention in December 2003 when they appeared in a fly-on-the-wall documentary programme about office christmas parties. They live together in Coventry with Ann's pet parrot Doofus.