Category Archives: Geriatric rantings

Should have stayed where we were…

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Scrooge is alive and well….

…in the UK workplace. Can’t have a real Christmas tree. Pine needles are hazardous. Can’t have tinsel. Dangerous. Can’t have sprinkles on cupcakes. Poisonous. The Chief Executive of Health and Safety said on Sky TV: “I’ve a real Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Are all bankers wankers?

My bank here in Germany (Mainzer Volksbank) is really quite good. They don’t send me emails, offering me private banking  (in the mistaken belief that I have money, when it’s a WELL KNOWN FACT that Ms jb immediately recycles it … Continue reading

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I blame the Industrial Revolution

Either that or globalization. Probably a combination of both. Let’s go back to the 19th century. Unskilled folk left school at an early age and worked 7 days a week (6 with a Sundays off for church if they were … Continue reading

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Sod it

After a week of almost constant rain, this…. Needless to say, I’m on the flight to AKL

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If it keeps up like this, I’m selling the bloody bike

Not enough that someone politely asks me to “piss off with your bloody bike” as I’m negotiating a shared bikeway-pedestrian precinct at walking pace. And if a sedate-looking lady recommends me to “keep your distance. Arsehole”  as I’m on the … Continue reading

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This is what happens….

….when the public sector gets involved in something they have NO IDEA about. The Nottingham County Council took over the organisation of Earth and Fire, one of the most significant ceramics markets a couple of years ago. You have to … Continue reading

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“I thought stuff like this only happened in New Zealand”

A few years back, we won the Motorway Lotto and our 8km bit of the A63 was widened from 4 to 6 lanes over the last year or so. “Excellent”, we all thought “Traffic joining the motorway doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Here we go again…..

Photog: Harlad Kaster. Or Harald Kaster. Choose your own spelling – the MAZ can’t make up its mind. It appears to be brain-fart season again…. The Transport Minister is worried that we cyclists are swapping the “cycl” for “anarch” and … Continue reading

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Will you make up your bloody mind’s?

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