OK, let's play a little game. I got an email through today which included this. The game is simple - guess what building this is...
A multi national corporate head office perhaps? Shall we look inside?
Clearly a plush, executive office suite.
Ah, a modern state of the art leisure amenity for the local community of hard working residents.
Yes, definately - that's it. Very expensive andexclusive members only club I should think.
Oh! some sort of private medical center perhaps?
ALL WRONG! It is in fact....
......a modern and brand new prison
in the UK!!
I sent this to someone who replied with an email back to me saying, "I'm in the wrong job - what are you doing this Saturday? Fancy having a go at that bank job?"! It certainly makes you wonder why you spend all those hours working so hard. Especially when you read the following...
Prison vs Work Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, keep scrolling scroll down. This should make things a little bit clearer.
You spend the majority of your time in a 10X10 cell @ PRISON
You spend the majority of your time In an 6X6 cubicle /office @ WORK
You get three meals a day fully paid for @ PRISON
You get a break for one meal and You have to pay for it @ WORK
You get time off for good behavior @ PRISON
You get more work for Good behavior @ WORK
The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you @ PRISON
You must often carry a security card and open all the doors for yourself @ WORK
You can watch TV and play games @ PRISON
You could get fired for watching TV and playing games @ WORK
You get your own toilet @ PRISON
You have to share the toilet with Some people who pee on the seat @ WORK
They allow your family and friends to visit @ PRISON
You aren't even supposed to speak to your family @ WORK
All expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required @ PRISON
You get to pay all your expenses to go to work, and they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners @ WORK
You spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out @ PRISON
You spend most of your time wanting To get out and go inside bars @ WORK
Now to more serious and boaty matters.
What a shock to learn this evening that Sea Otter
has gone into voluntary liquidation. People simply aren't buying boats at the moment, (except my brother
of course!) With the credit squeeze at the moment as well it seems as if all the really big names are struggling. Are we finally seeing the boat building bubble burst? Apparently Liverpool Boats
are now only employing about 5 people havign once been the largest boat building employer. Sea Otter will, of course be very sadly missed as an excellent and innovative builder - I guess the prices of Alluminium was just getting too high to compete with modern Polish built mass produced steel.
I wonder who's next??
One final note. Dogsontour has an interesting analysis of the different blogs of interest to them. Amongst the list is the following commentary:
And then there’s the incipient sibling rivalry courtesy of the Edwards brothers
- Khayamanzi Andy and K2 Steve. Andy is a long-standing
liveaboard and blogger who has this boating lark pretty much sussed; Steve is a
blogger and not quite yet a liveaboard, although that will change very shortly
when he takes possession of a very tasty Mel Davis tug. They’ll be near
neighbours in Brinklow Marina and I’m looking forward to the brotherly blogging
What can I say? According to 'define:incipient' on Google, this word could either mean 'imperfectly formed' or 'coming into existence'! I trust the intended meaning is the latter rather than the former! I'm happy to think that me and my brother's boating relationship is 'coming into existence' rather than 'imperfectly formed'.
In the meantime.... let the war commence.....!