Friday, October 31, 2008

[friday chinwagging] setting the world to rights

We were just having a laugh about the "poor" Japanese whose standard of living is so low that they've just cut their rate from 0.5% [for seven years] to 0.3%. Oh, the life they must have been leading.

Back home, we see that it's possible to gain your PhD in Motorways Services. WTF? Do we have universities of Hamburgerology yet? Have you noticed that whatever you do to try to get a job, you need a CCSA or GTB/3 or CLAIT or whatever.

"Uh, I'd like to sweep the streets like."

"Fine, email your CV, send proof of your ADSS and by the way, are you a member of the GSPSS?"

'You wot?"

The discussion then got onto Broony and why the Tories haven't latched on to a little winner in Broony's stategy to borrow big, save the country by plunging us all into massive debt, then exit at the next election, laying it all on Dave or whoever the Tory leader will be. Why haven't the Tories pushed this angle yet?

H/T My mate



What does 'H/T My mate' mean?
There is so much we could learn from the Japanese culture.
Their Haki furniture, their Ikibana flower arranging...their deference to their elders who are treated as 'wise' rather than old and doddering.

lady macleod said...

Thank Kali I don't have a "real" job. Writers just need a laptop and an idea. :-)

James Higham said...

Wise words - Uber.

Lady M - writers are as good as their last book, of course, unless they're very, very good. :)