I have just been reunited with my Swiss army knife after it decided to stay on in Bulgaria after our Christmas break. Prior to this adventure, it had been temporarily confiscated at a concert in Hyde Park and had to listen to PULP in the darkness of a small locker. We have shared many skirmishes… Read More Further Adventures of my Swiss Army Knife
Most bookshops have a large section devoted to all aspects of self-help. I was seized by indecision when trying to choose a book on effective decision-making and came away empty-handed. On another occasion, an assistant tried to recommend a book on overcoming avoidance, but I gave it a miss. Oh, all right, these are imaginary scenarios… Read More Bookshop dilemmas
I was looking rather sour-faced at the lemons on display at the local supermarket. They looked rather sad and lacklustre, too long on display, like forlorn pets in the window of a pet shop that no-one will find a home for. A fellow shopper suggested that I lift the tray to see if there were fresher… Read More Lemon Conspiracy
One of my clients told me that she needed new glasses because I looked out of focus. I explained that I often came to work out of focus on Fridays. I am blurred around the edges and have no depth of field. I wear clothes of desaturated colours and the low contrast means that sometimes… Read More Friday focus
I hear that they are recruiting new workers for a wind farm, so this could be the perfect job for you! I understand the interviews will be a breeze.
The radio traffic report this morning mentioned that a load of magazines had been strewn across the carriageway. They missed the opportunity to warn of periodical delays.
She: “I think it is time we talked about the, you know, the elephant in the room.” He: “I wondered when you would get round to mentioning that.” She: “It has been on my mind a long time. I was waiting for you to explain, but it looks like I will be waiting forever.” He:… Read More Elephant in the Room