Life’s lessons

18Jan11

I thought that I would watch television. I don’t do this often.

The remote control was nowhere in sight. I looked under the furniture, on the bookcase, behind the TV, in the next room etc. I removed all the cushions from the sofa. I carefully shook each cushion.

Finally I spied the controller, wedged down the side of the sofa frame. I prised it out using a ruler.

The programme was halfway through, but I was just in time to see a fifty-year-old presenter whom I remembered as a handsome and popular student (he was more popular with the girls). In the programme he jumped into a frozen loch. He did this to demonstrate what happens if you fall through ice into cold water.

He spluttered and gasped and tried to get out as quickly as possible. Then he did his piece to camera, looking like a bedraggled, bespectacled and forlorn middle-aged man who resented what he had to do to pay the mortgage.

His conclusion was that if you fall into a frozen lake or river you should keep calm and climb out quickly.

Just so you know.

 

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2 Responses to “Life’s lessons”

  1. 2 NumberN

    @ Graham : Definitely. If a company falls into a frozen lake or river, they should keep calm and climb out quickly.

    Champagne !


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