“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Picky grammar nazi things and secondary connotations

1. So, when the waitress asks me if I want my hot cross bun "toasted or fresh" do I take it that, since the opposite of fresh is (for food at least!) "old/stale/past it's use by date etc", my HCB actually "old/stale/past it's use by date etc" and that toasting it covers up that fact?

2. On opening up the envelope with the receipt for work done installing my AC, out dropped a $100 voucher to give a friend who could use it to have their own AC/heating installation. 

Nice I thought ..then I read the fine print which said " This the voucher must be presented at the time of the quotation"!  

Since my next door neighbour works for the company I might just have to give them the heads up that it's really not a good look to infer that  "I give you $100 off the quote that I've just upped by the same amount"!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Some quotes

In a weak moment I read an article about Australia's latest cultural embarrassment - a female Australian who was convicted of attempting to smuggle drugs INTO (!) Indonesia and was in jail for 10 of a 20 year sentence.

The comments on the article provided me with the following pieces of gold:

  • "Good on her and her family, 9 years in jail for a very debatable guilty verdict from such a corrupt country when the case was a shambles with no clean proof except 'it was in her bag' is pretty pathetic".

  • Rusted on nut jobs   A description of people who still believe in something despite 100% proof against.

  • Like most people I'm over the Corby thing.... let's just let bogans be bogans.