Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Not A Problem, It's An Opportunity

Just one of the many differences between men and women.

When our tumble dryer broke my first thoughts were:-

"Not another fucking thing breaking"
"More bloody expense"
"Time to cut back on some other stuff"

In that order.

The wifes first thought:-

"If we're going to get a new tumble dryer we might as well get a new microwave as well, one of those nice silver ones..........oh and have you seen this cruise brochure?"

They are coming today (that'll be tumble dryer + microwave).

The path of least resistance my friend, always the path of least resistance.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not Right

Day 4 and the hangover is still there pounding my head into the ground, it is getting better but put it this way, I wouldn't be back at work yet if I had to be. That's not good.

I enjoy a beer as much as anybody but without any notion of when enough is enough is it really worth the suffering?

(I can only imagine how bad things would be if the bar would have had Tequila)

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Redundency For Dummies.

Private Sector - Net contributor to government coffers turns into a net drain on government coffers. Overall effect on government finances, negative.

Public Sector - Net drain on government coffers becomes less of a net drain on government coffers. Overall effect on government finances, positive.

Redundency in private sector = an every day regular occurence with no government interest i.e. shit happens.

Redundency in public sector = only when fucking hell freezes over

22 fucking jobs out of over 8,000. 22! Redundency is shit, I can speak from personal experience (as can the rest of the manx lads) but for fucks sake you get over it, it's not the end of the world, it's not like there is even a shortage of private sector employment over here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Perfect Storm

What is it they say: it's all in the ... timing!

Well there are 18 separate matches on TV this weekend, and that's not including 7 hours of IRB Sevens from Las Vegas.

And what do I choose to do? Take the wife away for a romantic break!

If it was raining soup, I'd have a fork.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Manx Telecom are about to up their fixed line rental charge by about 10% (they don't actually tell you this in their literature, prefering to mention the actual cost increase amount, doesn't sound so bad that way) so we've decided to shop around and see what offers there are out there.....oh no hang on a minute - they have a fucking monopoly, there is no competition. When they decide to up their price by about 10% it's like it or lump it, tough shit. Why increase line rental and not call charges, in fact they are reducing some call charges? Simple. Nobody uses their home phone anymore, the only reason most people have a fixed line into the house is for internet access. The line rental charge is the only monopoly MT still hold so it's time to rape it for all it's worth before the games up. MT is owned by a Private Equity firm, shock fucking horror.

Oh and Manx Gas have just announced another price hike as well, just 4 months after their last one. We'll shop arou....oh hang on. Yep you guessed it, and owned by another Private Equity firm. What is it about these Private Equity firms and buying up companies that hold monopoly's in small countries. It's almost as if they see them as a an easy opportunity for ringing as much profit from a population as possible. Don't worry, we've got the Government to help us!

Once again, hang on a minute...

Rape Me Big Boy

And Again

Wouldn't a "normal" company be expected to find finance for its own expansion plans?

Anybody might think that all these fucking circle jerk pricks mix in the same social circles and that the island as a whole is corrupt to fuck to the benefit of the few at the expense of the average working person? Not that I'd ever suggest that of course.

Or maybe living is just getting more expensive.