Category Archives: True stories

Socialised medicine in Germany

At 6am one Friday morning, you think that there are 7 steps down to the living room, but in fact there are 8. End up on the the floor with a lump the size of a grapefruit on the outside … Continue reading

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German woman vs American IPA

Gifted my friend Sandra a bottle of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. A mere 9%, but it proved a bit much for the poor gal…

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Automation. 1965

Don’t mock! Technology like this was still lurking around this millenium. A company I used to work (one of the leading global cargo airlines) only discarded their punchcard-based manaifesting system when the hardware provider declined to extend the maintenance contract. … Continue reading

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This is where DHL started

Couriering Matson Line ships’ manifests from Hawaii to California to expedite customs clearance. (This is what life for the 1% was like in the 1960s…)

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TWND

Remember that mate of mine who lived next door to the hooker? (He used to refer to her affectionately as TWND – The Whore Next Door.) Well, she and her family sold the place recently to …a young couple who … Continue reading

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Want to give your kids a chance in life?

Then don’t call them DeShane or Aaliyah…

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Nephew. 30. Bachelor. Fridge.

Freezer: Fish fingers. Pizza. Icecream.;

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Were it not so close to the bone….

…this might even be funny… “Am I doing this right?” “Almost.. grey socks go on the first line, black on the second, underpants……” We (I do, at least…) have a saying around here: There’s the right way and then there’s … Continue reading

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The Year of the…..WHAT??!!

Germany being Germany (and a country where prostitution is legal) you end up with some strange stories. This friend of mine lives in a village and his next door neighbour is a hooker. Fairly common knowledge in the road and … Continue reading

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Posterolateral myocardial WHAT…..?

This friend of mine  – as my mate Houghton is wont to say – has been having trouble with his ticker. Occasionally got sudden chest pains that extended to his arm, shoulder-blade and neck. Looked it up on the interwebs … Continue reading

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