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

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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

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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

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