Could do better . . .

I loved this story. This guy is getting 2.6 million pounds, whilst being actually sacked. His logic is extraordinary.

“There are 100 things commentators say I got wrong  but hopefully I got 101 things right ” does this mean a man who does this job only has to be slightly better than pure chance tobe considered  successful?  welldone

As big as what?!

The announcement of Apple’s record quarterly figures this week has brought about a large number pf comparisons with size of small countries – bigger than Greece, nearly as big as Denmark and, quaintly, 3 times the value of Lithuania. My vote goes for a different comparison where a problem caused by a sewage blockage of 6000 tons was clarified by comparison to 2000 hippos. . .


An acute observation? Or just another rant?

It was the day of New Year’s eve and under the International Festivities Act (1951- implied terms), I was honour bound to ‘go for a walk’ . The Law clearly states that during the festive season, unless you are actively involved in eating, drinking, sleeping or bickering with your loved ones, then you should attempt a brisk walk. The logic is that this MAY aid recovery after the seasonal excesses, and more importantly may help assuage the massive guilt of your own peccadilloes. In reality, it rarely achieves either, but . .

Anyway as I turned out of the lane, I saw two men talking, and though I could not actually hear what he was saying the dominant one had the confident and clipped pronunciation of the British upper-middle classes. I realised he was a doctor – the fact that they were standing outside the entrance to an isolated private hospital was a bit of a clue, but in case that provided insufficient evidence he had also thoughtfully draped a stethoscope around his neck. You might be forgiven for thinking that this would be normal appearance of a doctor hard at work. However ask yourself, as I did, what sort of pretentious tosspot goes outside the presumably well-heated hospital after having carefully put his stethoscope back on OVER his overcoat?!

PS Happy New Year!