Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More PC poppycock

Prudence's friend S is a very talented practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, which involves acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the use of needles. The puncture part of the word being something of a dead giveaway.

The proprietor of a clinic where S practises, is an idiot.

She has banned the use of the word needle to describe acupuncture. On the grounds that it might frighten the clients.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Not so very grown up

Today WA Premier Colin Barnett - he of the ridiculously rosy cheeks - was heard to plaintively recount his experience with the other premiers and the Prime Minister.

It seems they were excluding him from the best games. Classic bullying behaviour

Prudence has always maintained that politics is indistinguishable from the playground.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tally ho!

Prudence wishes Perth would host such a stylish event.

Mission accomplished

After a couple of glasses of very nice rose at the bar near work with lovely colleagues J and N on Friday night, Prudence realised that she had precisely 34 minutes to buy a farewell present for S.

Whereupon Prudence's German side kicked in. That disconcertingly focused efficiency.

N decided she wanted to help with mission. It needs to be said at this point, that N had had quite a bit more wine than Prudence, and was punctuating her conversation with giggles.

The 34 minutes dwindled to 23 by the time Prudence and N reached the shops.

The first shop had nothing appropriate, the second only a poor compromise, the third had lovely possibilities but out of the allotted price range.

Prudence and N reached the fourth and final shop fearful that the doors wouldn't open. But they did.

And with a 40 per cent discount, found the perfect gift, within the price range, and moments before the lights were switched off.

Whereupon N looked pointedly at Prudence and declared she was a bit scary to go shopping with.

Prudence is taking that as a compliment.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Not necessarily

In the news, a couple bought a suitcase from an op shop, and when they got it home, found it contained $100,000.

They've been charged with stealing by finding. Or something that sounds equally improbable.

Prudence supposes that finders-keepers doesn't exist outside of the playground.

Pity.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Professional expertise

Prudence's attention has been drawn to a job advertisement for a chef.

The chef required must have a thorough knowledge of food.

Which leads Prudence to wonder about the calibre of any previous applicants.