Friday, 15 May 2009

Geography lessons

My boss recently displayed one of the worst knowledges of UK geography I've ever seen. So the office bought a very large UK map and hung it on the wall. This has resulted however in everyone showing a dire need for geography lessons - Theres been far too many exclamations of "ooh that's where X city is, not where I thought!" they've also realised what a small middle of nowhere place Norwich is!

Feeling the crunch?

Unless you live firmly under a large rock in the middle of a desert you will have heard someone banging on about the current economic downturn (aka credit crunch). Its boring me already. Anyway, I was in Lidl at lunchtime today and even there they are trying to beat the credit crunch...
One pence at a time it seems.

Sometimes I'm just slow

There was a girl at the bus stop today who was just screaming to have her photo taken for this blog. I just didn't have the chance to get my phone out fast and discreetly enough to catch her!

Ah well, maybe I'm just slow.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Superheroes - not just an act

On my daily bus ride into town each morning I get to read Metro. Its cheap, leaves newspaper print all over my hands, and sometimes makes me laugh. Page 3, unlike the Sun, usually has their odd story for the day on...Mondays was about real life superheroes all around the world! here worth it for the photos!

Old folks on the loose

I work near a theatre. Thats not a very exciting fact really, and it doesn't cause me any issues in my day to day life. UNTIL>.........I come out of work to see hordes of old people waiting at my bus stop! Honestly I don't think I've seen that many old people in the same place ever! I didn't manage to get a photo of the actual event but heres a scarily accurate image....

Some people just don't know what manners are

Disclaimer before I start.....Don't get me wrong - Living in Edinburgh during the tourist season is a hate-filled time for many residents and I complain about them just as much as the next person.

Even bearing the above statement in mind I was quite disgusted to see last week at the attitude of a bus driver to some very confused American tourists. It was late and they got on a bus and repeatedly asked the driver where they needed to get off. I couldn't hear his response but even my awful knowledge of the city told me that the stop they first asked at was the one they wanted and he didn't tell them. They got into the centre of town, (still asking the driver where they needed to get off) when I felt I had to intervene. I tapped the guy on the shoulder and asked him where he was going. He wasn't totally sure, but knew roughly so I told him where he was if he got off the bus at the next stop and where to go from there. I don't think I've seen anyone more grateful in my life!

Maybe I should go work for the tourist board after all....

Another myth fails...

I was most amused some years back when I first heard of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. (FSM)

Lately though when seeing the news about somali pirates FSM came back to mind. One of the lovely theories that FSM have (other than that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe) is that that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s.

Maybe this new rise in piracy will slow the global warming?...Maybe not then.