Monthly Archives: October 2006
When something smacks at first glance of out-and-out snobbery, I tend to want to believe there’s something in it. So often genuinely useful suggestionsâ€”when did singling out the Ã©lite suddenly become a liability, for example?â€”are dismissed as the opinions of … Continue reading
I’m willing to believe that, in the sphere of traffic safety alone, and averaged over the whole country, switching to permanent British Summertime or double summertime might well save several hundred lives, mostly of vulnerable road users. I’m also willing … Continue reading
Scott Adams, one of the “Friends of Dilberty”, has somehow healed himself of a previously incurable medical condition. Spasms in his throat muscles were preventing him from talking at a normal volume: he could sing, and declaim at a podium, … Continue reading
The local branch of HSBC have no record of the appointment we made with the Indian call centre last week. A day wasted for K, an hour or two wasted for me, because HSBC want to save money and don’t … Continue reading
A well-meaning environmental organization has some of the best publicity it’s had for ages. At the point of publicizing, it trumpets its email newsletters and gives out its website address. On inspection, the website is broken. The newsletter link leads … Continue reading
Here’s a thing I noticed while perusing my coin collection last night. You never hear anyone talk about putting their cars in obverse gear, do you? Why is that, hmm? As you were. So shall you be.