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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for the ‘OUR SOCIETY IN UK’ Category

SPENDINGMONEY

November 17, 2019

For several days now I( have watched politicians competing with each other to promise how much money they will spend (if elected) on various public services. Nothing is said about the difficulty of getting the practical results hoped for. What happens in a bureaucracy is that somebody is given a huge pot of money but […]

WANTED.

October 11, 2019

WANTED, Gunpowder Manufacturer. Must be able to supply twenty-five large barrels of top-quality product immediately. WANTED. Haulage Contractor. To carry the above-mentioned load to an address in Westminster. WANTED. Building Surveyor. Must be able to secure uninterrupted access to cellars below above-mentioned building. WANTED. Patriot. Must be willing to risk discovery while waiting for perfect […]

BE MORE POSITIVE!

October 10, 2019

My blog describes me as an octogenarian in the modern world, so a critical attitude and a lot of moaning is expected. Old men always think the world is going to hell in a basket. (It is, of course.) But, for a change, I will try to discover some really good things about the modern […]

INERTIA, PROMISES, EVASION, POSTPONEMENT, PREVARICATION, LIES. A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.

October 4, 2019

What do you do when you want to ignore one of the stakeholders in your business enterprise? Never mind why you want to ignore them, but a common reason is that one of the other stakeholders is causing you trouble. Your investors are getting edgy about dividends, or your suppliers are giving preference to your […]

DRINK, DRUGS, CRIME, VIOLENCE AND IMPOTENCE..

October 3, 2019

I sit here in the comfort and safety of this “Luxury Retirement Village” and the television informs me hourly of the appalling things that are happening elsewhere. And not just in remote corners of the world! Winchester prison was featured tonight (not fifty miles away) with details of the criminals locked up there for serious […]

THE ART OF DECEPTION

October 2, 2019

It is not new. This quote tells the Bible story of how Jacob conned his father. “Jacob is attempting to impersonate his older twin brother, Esau, by wearing his clothes and putting hairy goat skins on his arms and neck (Genesis 27:6–17). The target of this fraud is his own father, an elderly and blind […]

GOING BETTER THAN THE TOWER OF BABEL

September 29, 2019

The story of The Tower of Babel comes in The Bible. Men decided to build a tower that would enable them to climb up to heaven. They were getting on so well that God decided to make them all speak different languages so that they could not cooperate with each other. The trick worked. Today […]

RAGE AGAINST CHOICE

September 19, 2019

Today’s chosen subject for octogenarian rage is CHOICE. I am frustrated by the multiplicity of similar products displayed on supermarket shelves. There may be as many as twelve versions of what is essentially the same formulation, distinguished only by brand names and slightly different packaging. It is all so wasteful! Behind each brand is a […]

ANOTHER YOUTHFUL VIEW

August 28, 2019

A few days ago I met a grand-daughter of a fellow resident in this OPH. Asked to meet her at the station. Same request yesterday but different grand-daughter.  I learnt a bit more about modern female thought this time, because I spent an hour with GM and GD. Works in the caring profession. Studying psychology […]

PHOTOGRAPH AND TEETH

August 27, 2019

A busy day.! Daughter wants studio photograph of herself with father. Quite pleased that she should want it. Place hard to find but just managed the right time.  What a performance photography has become! Here is an image of the Brownie Box Camera that I owned as a boy. That was about 1939, but i […]