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Category Archives: Observations
My friend used to say….
“America is run by 100,000 really smart people. The rest are just sheep” This stamp is a classic: Round, because even your dimmest employees will recognise that it’s for international mail. And doesn’t need an airmail sticker. Undenominated, because it … Continue reading
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Close to home
Between 10 and 15% of bombs dropped on Germany in world war 2 didn’t explode. About 250,000 remain, 5000 are unearthed and disarmed each year. Occasionally, someone unearths one and it explodes. Yesterday, in Euskirchen, a digger operator working in … Continue reading
Posted in Observations Tagged Bomb, Euskirchen, WW2 2 Comments
The complaining customer doesn’t want a refund
Seriously good stuff from Seth Godin He wants a connection, an apology and some understanding. He wants to know why you made him feel stupid or ripped off or disrespected, and why it’s not going to happen again. If … Continue reading
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Nothing to hide….
—-no need to worry. Yeah, right
Out of the mouths of babes….
Apocryphally, mothers-in-law and sons-in-law aren’t meant to get on. No-one told Elisa, Ms jb’s Mum. And if anyone told me, I either didn’t hear, wasn’t paying attention (the excuses I use more and more as time passes….) or I didn’t … Continue reading
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A load of bull
“Sideswipe” is a daily column in the New Zealand Herald, edited by Ana Samways and featuring the obscure and interesting, interspersed with geriatric and self-righteous ranting. Very much like YMBFA, come to think of it.. This ad was featured during … Continue reading
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Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank
Give a man a bank and he can rob the world
Think of how dim the average person is. Then realise that 50% of the population is even dimmer….
If this is Boeing quality, I’ll stick with Airbus thanks very much
What an appalling graphic. Your eye is automatically drawn to the dominant feature of the chart (the aircraft icon and solid graph area) and you’ll think that very few aircraft accidents happen during landing and take off and that the … Continue reading
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