Friday, June 30, 2006

Unattended Baggage

...may be taken away and destroyed.

Lets look at this in more detail

"May" be taken away. Not "will", but "may"


Thats not very specific is it?

Who decides how its destroyed?

What are the options ?

Airport jobs can be highly unionized - is there a demarcation issue between the person who decides "how" it is destroyed, and the one who does the "destroying" ?

How do you apply for the job of Baggage Destroyer?

If you walk into the interview with a nice new briefcase, is it "bye bye, thanks for coming" before you can sit down ?

Are there headhunters, or agencies - like those who spot top models, who spend their time lurking on railway platforms for people with really knackered bags ?

Is it like some MI5 agency - if you take back your Samsonite Lifetime Guaranteed suitcase after less than 3 months, you get a call one evening "hello sir, I represent an executive agency of the UK Government, and would be interested to know if you would ever consider a job in Airport Security?"

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Acute Migrane

If you have an acute migrane, how to they get you to the hospital ?

Bearing in mind that bright flashing lights and a ear-splitting siren would not exactly be top of your wishlist, clearly an ambulance would be out of the question.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Many German words are very long, and have complex, highly literal multi-part meanings.

One exception is Aldi, the name of the discount supermarket chain

This is a short German word for:

"if you can see this sign, you are either lost or really should try harder to improve your economic lot in life to allow you to move to a better neighbourhoood"

Thursday, June 08, 2006

European Union Money Wasted Again

The Acropolis in Athens:

One of historys greatest monuments ....?

Well, whilst many had thought it was a nearly-3,000-year-old historic site, this sign proves The Acropilis is yet another over budget, behind schedule EU-funded project.

Someone better phone the Daily Express !!!