Sometimes I wonder whether the I Pod takes something away from travelling, this morning before I had unwrapped the little lead that takes me to my own happy world was one of those moments. There is an elderly lady that travels on this train who seems to have spent her life breathing helium so every word is a shrill squeak, thinking about it this may be some reaction to salt air because there is a similarly afflicted gentlemen engaging in Karoake in the town but that’s for another day. This morning the elderly squeak was consumed by the subject of the upcoming budget and the state of the economy, her travelling companion made it very clear that she thought the subject was rubbish after all ‘if you have money today it will be money tomorrow so you can still pay bills’* Ms Squeak clearly was not going to be outdone so she brought out the following pearl:
“I read in the newspaper this morning that they are changing the level of money where you have to pay for your own care, of course I don’t know if I got it right because I don’t read newspapers”
I was instantly reminded of a joke from the weekend:
Wife watching a documentary on alzheimer’s turns to husband and says “If I ever get like that shoot me please dear”
As the husband snaps the shotgun closed he whispers “that’s the second time you’ve said that in 5 minutes honey”
On second thoughts a morning of music seemed a sensible and reasoned choice.
Todays words that you don’t want to hear on a Monday come courtesy of Neil, my CSC tech, whenever you hear ‘that’s a bloody strange issue’ you know its bad. On the plus side his support team have sent me a new machine so if anyone wants to cover up a criminal act I have several different samples amounting to multiple different DNA strands. Aside from the fact that I remain astonished that laptops are not cleaned before dispatch I am thinking that if we dumped one of these at a crime scene it would make NCIS seem easy, seriously how would they cope when the victims laptop had bodily fluids from three people?
*Note that this is a house to Rob, the cash will definitely be under the bed!