Monthly Archives: May 2018

A young diplomat

A man walked into the green grocery section of a supermarket and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. Even when told they only sold entire heads he still argued with the boy who was working there. Eventually the … Continue reading

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Every Immigrant is Undesirable: British policy 1905-2018

British immigration policy isn’t driven by humanitarian principles. Anti-immigrant legislation began in 1905 with the Aliens Act. Mass immigration from Eastern Europe was halted in 1905 because most were destitute and wealth was the sole criterion used for desirability. Nazi … Continue reading

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A scene from ‘One foot in the grave’ [two elderly people who constantly bicker: Margaret is the wife]

Sales Assistant: We can have it delivered to you first thing Monday morning. Margaret Meldrew: Not until then? Sales Assistant: Isn’t that alright? Margaret Meldrew: All right? I’ve just spent the most unutterably miserable week of my entire life coping … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lean on Pete – Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi

Lean on Pete is a charming film about a fifteen year old boy who’s living a ‘trailer trash’ life. His father is a feckless, irresponsible man who’s fallen out with Charlie’s (Yes! Charlie Plummer and the principal character are both … Continue reading

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How to avoid a speeding ticket in Canada

A driver was pulled over for speeding and was approached by the officer, who said, “Can I see your license please?” The driver replied that he didn’t have one because he’d been convicted of drinking driving. The policeman was completely … Continue reading

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Home contents insurance

In the late 1990s, an elderly tenant living on the estate rang me to asked me to come and see her as she had a problem. I was at her door within ten minutes. I had known Pat for a … Continue reading

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A quip from ‘Friends’

Chandler Muriel Bing: I’m not so good with advice… Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment? Chris

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