I have worked in other industries and I have to say that the Railway is way up there as a unique environment. Having debated Schrödinger’s cat to the point that we all feel that we have a good grasp of the concept of quantum physics we obviously needed another challenge, without something to tax our minds we would drift into pervy Paul’s* Facestalking, teasing the biscuit stacker or competitive networking.
The next challenge came from a surprising source this morning when the delightful Gemma made the statement that oblong was a word that they taught children because rectangle was too difficult. In the first instance it is, of course, obvious that this statement has no grounding in fact but you can’t just say its wrong can you? So we turn to Google and discover that this is in fact a very commonly asked question (especially at school) and there really seems to be no answer. We learnt that the squares are special rectangles but can’t be oblongs and we roughly concluded that an oblong was a rectangle without 4 right angles but it was not easy and was certainly far from conclusive. Astoundingly I called Paul aka Ted who is the font of all knowledge and his first answer was the same as Gemma’s statement, when did we all conclude that rectangle was a difficult word?
Honourable mention today goes to Gems for her valiant attempt to explain how punching me on the arm was beneficial to my health, I think the argument that ‘well you’re doing press ups’ was poor and seemed to present the case that if I was damaging my body then everyone should get a chance.
In other news a wind turbine ‘fell over’ in Devon during high winds, how does that happen? It’s a windmill so why do they not plan for wind? Surely they should have been rubbing their hands together as their windmill generated more power? I am sure that there are some electricity company executives in a bad place today, not only did their windmill fall over but apparently it spun too fast and caught fire on the way, I do believe that they will be having what is termed a ‘titanic moment’.
I have just received my text from the NHS to remind me of my physio appointment tomorrow, because I never remember the appointment card this is a handy little reminder. Tomorrow is apparently a gym session so I am not quite sure what to expect, I think that I shall enquire though as to why I no longer get the hot wax treatment? I had the treatment once and it was amazing the heat gets right into every joint and every bone, but for some reason this was taken by Debs as an opportunity to torture the now heated joints which rather took the shine off the experience, oh well no pain no gain eh?