Category Archives: Humour

Cluttered Desks

At my office, we have a Clean Desk Policy. They’re not trying to promote the whole Einstein ‘cluttered mind’ philosophy – it’s just an attempt to get people not to leave confidential information on their desks when they’re not there. … Continue reading

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Wearing the Pants

I’ve had the idea in the back of my head for months to write about the differences in language use between England and South Africa. But I never managed to collect enough of them to make for a full post. … Continue reading

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Cynical Pedants Anonymous

Actuaries are not known for their laissez-faire attitude towards accuracy. Or, for that matter, a tendency to be over-optimistic. But just because we like getting things right to 6 decimal places doesn’t mean that you have a license to take … Continue reading

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How to Track an ORSA

There’s a whiteboard at the office where someone has jotted down a few “Friday Facts”. See the pic above for some of them. After the first few, they went dormant for a few months. Then someone added the google ‘fact’ … Continue reading

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Building up to the Olympics

I remember when Cape Town made a bid for the 2004 Olympics. Back in 1996, we were newly back in the international world, thoroughly enjoying our elevated status as a fledgling democracy. Optimism was high, and the enthusiasm for the … Continue reading

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Lost in Shelfield Space

On the road from Wootton Wawen to Morton Bagot, there is a beautiful section of road. The land falls away on the left, running steeply down to a stream in a valley, rolling gently up to another ridge about a … Continue reading

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How to Sell Gardening Equipment to Males

This is an ad I saw on Friday evening – it’s for a Fiskars Weed Puller. Go on, have a look, by clicking here. It’s not often that something attracts my attention so much that within 15 minutes I’ve looked … Continue reading

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