All the posts of December 2018
Obviously I am too old and out of touch to appreciate why some (most) of the so called celebrities deserve their status. Mostly I ignore that sort of thing as their behaviour irritates me. I was reading the Sunday Times and came across an article about homelessness. For whatever reason this is an issue that I feel strongly about. In all fairness I couldn’t honestly tell you why I do but, Nobody should have to endure life in 2018 Britain living on the streets. Prue Leith was mentioned in the article and wholly deserves her celebrity status. She like many.
Interesting that a part of the University of London asked a comedian to sign a behavioural contract promising that he wouldn’t offend anybody. Quite apart from the fact that I can’t actually think of any comedy act that I have ever seen in my life that was funny and didn’t insult somebody in some way. Key point “that was funny” – I am sure any idiot could put on a supremely unfunny comedy act that didn’t upset or offend anybody. As a bald guy sitting in the front row of the Bear Cat (live comedy store in SW London) I.
Our back office is based in Dublin and we have a great team out there and I fly Ryan Air from Luton to Dublin. It is often lowest ticket cost but do you ever pay for this low ticket price in other ways. Let’s take the buy a ticket process. NO you can’t just buy a ticket. At every single step of the process you are assaulted with sales messages for insurance, accommodation, seat upgrade, parking, accommodation, seat upgrade and did I mention accommodation. And in case you missed the other 6 intrusions would you like to book your hotel.
So Thursday was the Elephants don’t forget UK Xmas party, so the Herd went to Le Pontde la Tour near historic London Bridge The meal was excellent and we had a lovely time. As you would expect we had the obligatory Christmas Crackers on the table which we all opened together. But shock horror there were no crappy presents in the crackers. Yes there were paper hats and dodgy jokes and little riddles but no naff toy. Instead was a small wooden Shelter icon like the one shown in the photo. Le Pont De La Tour had purchased their crackers.
I read a disturbing article on LinkedIn which suggested certain American firms were insisting new recruits (and perhaps existing employees, this was not made clear) must have a microchip inserted in their left or right hand, for the purposes of accessing vending machines (initially at least). The inference was that the job offer was contingent on the chip being fitted. Ergo, no chip, no job. The article asked readers to decide for themselves if they would be prepared to take the job on those terms. Looked like almost every person who responded, rejected the job offer. Interesting but not entirely.