There were two things at the top of my giggle-o-meter this week.
First giggle. My esteemed colleague had devised a sales promotion to “encourage” the telesales team to get their fingers out (as it where).
Each sale entitled the seller to select a sealed envelope inside of which was either a £10 voucher or an inspirational word.
“I would prefer to win an inspirational word. Why don’t you just tell us what they are now?”
“Then you wouldn’t have a reason for wanting to win”
“Oh that’s mean”
“OK then, I’ll give you one inspirational word – P45!” Brilliant, or what?
Second giggle. Watching Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire with OG last night I said
“She reminds me of Jean”
“No, Penny Smith!”
“She’s nothing like Jean, Anika Rice is animated”
“So is Penny Smith”
“But nothing like Anika Rice”
At this stage I decided to drop out of this silly conversation. After a while OG pipes up “Don’t go in a mood just because you’re wrong”
“Wrong, wrong, how can you say I’m wrong? MY conversation, she reminds ME of Jean, how can that be wrong?”
Now we are both in a mood.
Immediately after this exchange of unfriendly fire I had a conversation with my grandson Morgan (the City economist). He relayed a conversation he had had with Vinnie recently when they both agreed that their granddad was one of the wisest men they knew. He said he always seemed to know the right things to say and the right advice to give. Are we talking about the same man here?
And finally …. I believe that just because two people argue it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue it doesn't mean they do love each other.
Bob Hope - "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
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