I'd probably be less grumpy about it if some twat on our street hadn't had his greatest hits on a constant loop... Still, I have got through a big pile of Asterix books I have been meaning to re-read for ages, so that's all right.
Work was interesting yesterday. We had a funeral party booked in. They told us the service was at 1.30, so we expected them about 2ish. Five to two, lots of people in black suits come in, and tell us they have booked a funeral party. We sent them into the area we had reserved for them, and started bringing the buffet out. Ten past two, the actual people who had booked came in...
Yeah, that was fun.
I'm still a bit boggled, to be honest. I mean, you just wouldn't, would you? Poor Liz, who was stressed for various other reasons anyway, practically had a nervous breakdown. Luckily, the second party who had actually booked were regulars, and saw the funny side of it. And gave us huge tips. But even so... I'll never cease to be amazed by humanity.
And, some links:
- Johann Hari uses skience to puncture a Tory lie. The commenters on the article are not happy about it. Speaking from personal experience, Holly is lots happier now she has two happy houses to choose from than she was when she was stuck in one unhappy one. But YMMV, I guess. Hat tip tyrell and matgb.
- The Yorkshire Post has an article on why Yorkshiremen (which is, as we know, a unisex term) love beer and pies. It's probably cod skience, but it's amusing. Hat tip matgb
- Optical illusion is illusory. Every time you think you can believe your eyes, go and look at this page. Hat tip, in triplicate, matgb
- Mitchell and Web sum up the advertising industry in 58 seconds:
(YouTube link) - hat tip andrewducker
matgb has gone to Manchester today to spend the day playing toy soldiers with his mates. I have to go to work. I am all alone in the house. It's ODD. Oh well, time to go and lounge in the bath...
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