Posts Tagged ‘Humour’

Claims and Bills

10/01/2010

One of the things I dislike doing every month.

One of the essential things I have to do every month.

One of the things I tend to procrastinate doing every month.

One of the things I wish I could pass on to others to do every month.

Ha! I suppose I shouldnt complain. It is, after all, not just for me, but for my Hubby.

So, after this post, I shall begin! Hope to finish by lunch time!

HA!

The Q & A of Cough

26/11/2009

Have you ever heard of The Q&A of Cough?

Never?

Ah… go check it out then….

Pretty Purleeease?

01/11/2009

We were eating breakfast when she appeared. Sat right next to me. I ignored her of course.

Oh! She startled me – her paw was on my lap as she sought to get my attention.

Her eyes said it all

KouMonCatI feel like that right now …. bad time to post about food.

Now who can i ask for grub from….

The Igs

06/10/2009

The article began, “This week’s Nobel Prizes will be the most prestigious awards given to scientists this year. Last week’s Ig Nobel Prizes, on the other hand, were indisputably the funniest.”

Need I say more?

For more infor, go check it out.

“Vintage Sexism”

03/10/2009

This brought a smile to my face so I decided to share it with you.

Sexism“This gem is from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine, written for male supervisors of women during World War II. These were “helpful tips” on supervising women at work (emphasis mine):

1. Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters, they’re less likely to be flirtatious, they need the work or they wouldn’t be doing it, they still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.

2. When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some time in their lives. Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy. It’s always well to impress upon older women the importance of friendliness and courtesy.

3. General experience indicates that “husky” girls – those who are just a little on the heavy side – are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination – one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibilities of lawsuit, but reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses which would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.

Is it just me or does this sound like an episode of the Crocodile Hunter? Except in this case they’re, you know, not animals. Sigh.

The rest of this madness is after the jump, my fave being, “A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.” Just give me a tube of lipstick and I’ll be ready to take on the world!

5. Stress at the outset the importance of time the fact that a minute or two lost here and there makes serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.

6. Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they’ll keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves.

7. Whenever possible, let the inside employee change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be less nervous and happier with change.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.

9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can’t shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman – it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl’s husband or father may swear vociferously, she’ll grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.

11. Get enough size variety in operator’s uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point can’t be stressed too much in keeping women happy.”

The original site is here.

Hands or No Hands?

31/08/2009

How does that go again?

HandToothpicks

Being Creative

30/08/2009

So you are sent to get a special drink.

You offer the special drink.

Alas, there is no such special drink on the menu.

So what do you do to appease the person who asked?

You improvise, and my friend did. Very cleverly too, SF! Go check it out.

Consistency?

18/08/2009

It was supposed to be a makeover kind of thing.

An attempt at being bold – a little!

Something a little brighter perhaps.

Certainly a change was needed.

Or so I thought.

Lipstick04Read more about it in this place!

Fun Miscommunicating

18/08/2009

A funny thing happened recently. I was chatting with some friends. Old friends. We were catching up on the years gone by.

As the conversation got more and more animated, we found ourselves holding multiple conversations and trying to keep track with each other’s trains of thoughts became quite a good workout for our grey matter!

One such conversation involved my friend who was trained as a paediatric nurse and myself. As we chatted away, using rusty terminology, and delighting each other with typical tales, another friend from across the table exclaimed towards us, “Oh! I had one too!”

In one accord, the two of us spun towards her, eager for gory details.

She went on about how wonderful and marvelous they were… which totally baffled us. WHAT was so nice about a breech birth?

Seeing the bewilderment on our faces, she realised something was amiss.

Spluttering in astonishment, we stumbled over each other to try to get to the bottom of this miracle (pun intended).

Then the mystery was revealed!

WE were relishing gory details of breech births, while she, the fitness proponent was going on about her latest hobby – horse riding! She therefore thought we were extolling the virtues of this sport and decided to enlighten us with her latest purchase – her new breeches! That’s when things got uproaring loud with many a medic pun thrown in with horsey jokes.

I doubt that coffeeshop will have us back again.

The Reasons Why

08/06/2009

The reasons why I need to work so hard on my weight these days….

Seafood01

Here is another reason!

Seafood02Now, don’t you think these are goooood reasons?