Category: Grumbles

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Service Station

There is nothing I like more than spending my time lingering in a service station car park waiting for something that might happen. We’re dropping the kids off for a trip and the organisers are taking their time to arrive. We’ve been here for twenty minutes. Admittedly, the weather is good. It would be more…
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August 9, 2009 0

Not Mobile Mobile

I can’t believe the number of people I saw on the way home today using mobiles while driving. Or, in one instance, an idiot trying to get into his car, parked on the kerb of a main road, trying to open the door and get into the driver’s seat while clutching a phone to his…
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March 18, 2009 1

Man in the Stupid Hat

Monday morning, I noticed that the motorway sign somewhere between the Altrincham turn-off and the M6 on the westbound M56 had the message “Don’t hog the middle lane”. On the way home, I found the sign on the opposite side of the road at the same point echoed this message. I wish, oh I wish,…
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November 12, 2008 0

The Square Root of Lost Time

I appreciate the concept of time management; but, I have difficulty keeping to any plans I make for myself. When I sat down at my desk this last Monday, I wrote out a ‘To Do’ list with about twenty different activities on it. I think I managed to do about half a dozen by the…
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August 17, 2008 0


… Several Words Arranged To Confound preHension. I currently suffer from a severe case of acronygnorance (see what I did there?) at work, where the TLA (three letter abbreviation ((Yes… abbreviation. An acronym forms a pronouncable word and since when has TLA been anything of the sort?)) ) rules supreme. I, as an upshot of…
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January 9, 2008 0

Attitude Overload

Last night I got caught in the sort of traffic jam that you never want to see at the end of the day. The sort of jam where you’re moving so infrequently you could safely go for a short walk without worrying about interfering with the flow of traffic. So, as I had reached a…
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November 22, 2007 0

Razor Played

I wish the world of entertainment and legality didn’t make teasers and sneak previews so hard to watch most of the time. I’m excited about Battlestar and the prequel movie Razor, so when I noticed a sneak peek at the pre-Razor story about Adama, I clicked on through for a look. I sat through trash…
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November 11, 2007 0

Colour Complexities

This article picks up on an issue I have noted before – the trademarking of colours. It would seem T-Mobile has claimed magenta, within the confines of the tele-communication industry, while my previous bugbear on this relates to the Post Office’s trademark of an admittedly very specific shade of the colour red (presumably within whatever…
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November 5, 2007 0


I’m struck by a dichotomy of purpose in the mornings… and I really have to get it sorted. On the one hand, I like to get up in the morning, have breakfast, drink some coffee, check messages – that sort of thing. Well, I actually don’t like the getting up part much, especially as my…
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November 5, 2007 0