First bus have a sign, advertising jobs as for people who want to be professional bus drivers.

I wonder who they end up driving for?

Avoiding surgery project

Everyday, my email mail box gets spammed full of messages I neither want nor need. At the moment, I appear to be getting many about penile enlargement. Haven’t these people heard of simply padding it out with some strips of old newspapes and magazines, held in place by an elastic band?

Do you speak languages?

Please translate the following phrase:

“my life is in ruins” into your own language

and let me see the results.


Tesco replied!

They have chosen to give me clubcard points as I couldn’t get in for a refund. Not sure if they do clubcard points for 45p, but I’ve wasted too much of mine and their time to query it further, and look forward instead, with some degree of excitement, to the next statement.

Every year, at results publication, there are queries as to whether the increased number of high level passes is evidence of dumbing down of school education.

Similarly, every day, at a set of double doors, the evident confusion leads to the suggestion of a more fundamental dumbing down of society.

Double doors should be such a simple idea. Take those at the cinema, with the doors that are passed through when entering or leaving a film. Almost without fail, the audience will queue and push to get through the single door that is being held open, ignoring the fact that the other door, which is not locked or fixed, would allow exit of twice the number of people. If like me you choose to exit by opening this other door yourself, no-one will be prepared to hold it or pass through after you, presumably because it will bring misery and pain upon them, the door curse, or maybe they fear that they will fall into a parallel dimension.