28 April 2010
28 April 2010

Meet Peter, 80 years old today

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You have to arrive at the office early in the morning to meet Peter. He arrives at 5am and by 8:30am he’s gone. Peter has been a cleaner here for several years. He is 80 years old today. Peter was born only a couple of km from our office in Cambridge, England and was for … Read more
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02 February 2010
02 February 2010

Pride and preference

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I once lived in a small village miles from the nearest town or city, out in ‘the sticks’, a backwater where everyone was on first name terms – principally because most shared the same surname. The village had few amenities, only a single pub that also housed the post office and was used as a … Read more
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29 January 2010
29 January 2010

Removing the brown M&M’s

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There’s a tale of supposed rock star excess, originally told of Van Halen and since attributed to many other groups and divas, about brown M&M’s. They would demand, so the story goes, a bowl of M&M’s in their dressing room, but with the brown ones removed, and there would be a fit of petulance should … Read more
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