August 2008 Archives
Lottery winner Tracy Foster says that even though she's in possession of a cheque for £2.5 million, she won't quit her lowly-paid job working in the catalogue industry.
Which sounds nuts.
Most wage-slaves - especially office workers - would love to free themselves from the shackles of the beastly boss and demon desk.
But I actually think Tracy is right. Work is wonderful.
Read on to discover why.
So what exactly happened to my life?
I'm sure I used to have one, but I must have misplaced it somewhere.
Maybe behind the sofa, I've not dusted there for ages.
Ditchwater may be dull, but, next to the mire that is my miserable existence, it seems like Evian spring water.
I didn't realise what a saddo I was until I scanned the blog of fellow Mercury minion, Kate Lawler.
Boy, does she know how to have a whole lot of fun!
And she's got the exclamation marks at the end of every sizzling sentence to prove it.
Read on to see how our lives compare.
Fancy a relaxing holiday abroad?
Well, you can just take a running jump.
Although it's doubtful whether even a running jump would get you across the Dover Channel.
So you'll have to stay right here, in Blighty, because it's just been reported that air fares will be soaring sky-high... which means you won't be.
Still, best not despair.
After all, you can always go on a camping holiday, like Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Bernard Bresslaw and Hattie Jacques used to do in the 60s.
Don't fancy it? Think tarpaulin is appalling? Rather be buzzing in Ibiza?
Shame on you!
Camping is the new black, buddy. And here's why...
Brace yourselves, maths fans, it's time to focus your meticulous minds.
I've got a complicated problem for you to figure out.
Okay: take one deadly-dull afternoon programme, one that should have been cancelled decades ago.
Now subtract its big-headed female presenter.
What do you end-up with?
It's a trick question, of course.
Because nothing changes.
Countdown plus Carol Vorderman is the same as Countdown minus Carol Vorderman.
Guff for geeks.
Yet what was last week's major news?
The terrible tragedy of Carol being forced from her job as the pouting number-cruncher on the Channel 4 show, after bosses demanded she accept a 90% pay cut.