Friday, 30 January 2009

The Best Complaint Letter Ever

If you haven't seen this yet, it is well worth a look!

A Slightly Rude Joke

A man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a trans-continental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower.

At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, "I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold."

"I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married."

"Wow, that's a great idea!'" he exclaimed.

"Good," she replied. "Get your own *&!**! blanket."

After a moment of silence, he farted.

The Spanish Civil War

I didn't start a new book last night - I was still dipping into yesterday's book about Scots volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. Britain took a non-intervention stance in this war but as Germany, Italy and Portugal were taking an active part that amounted to Britain failing to support the side of democracy. Members of the International Brigades who had to be repatriated to Britain were later sent bills for the cost by the government and, worse, many were not accepted for the armed forces in the Second World War because they were seen as Reds. Some did enlist and found themselves discriminated against. There is a memorial stone in Kirkcaldy to those who fought which I must go and see (there is also one in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh).