“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”
While you might think ‘evil’ is a bit strong to describe the activities of con men and scammers the effect their activities can have on their victims should not be underestimated and this month it is time to do something about it.
‘Sun forces charity to ditch rip-off helplines’‘(headline on the Sun newspaper website 07 April 2014). Do they mean Citizens Advice?. Well, yes it seems they do.
Imagine a 63 year old man – let’s call him Jim (an entirely fictitious character, so any resemblance to anyone alive or dead is coincidental) –
How do you feel about growing old? Do you agree with the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin who said:
“Growing old is like being increasingly punished for a crime you haven’t committed”.
How old is old anyway (especially if as some say sixty is the new forty?) However old you may feel,
The deaf American actress Marlee Martin once said she hoped she could…”change attitudes on deafness and prove we really can do everything except hear.” Stephanie Beacham, another actress spoke about the way in which hearing difficulty isolated her. “I loathe parties. I attend, smile and leave”.
The number of profoundly deaf people in Surrey is not known although it has been estimated to be 350.
The expression “a pound of flesh” has been defined as something to which someone is strictly entitled though which it is ruthless to demand.
This might ring a bell if you have had dealings with a logbook lender.
Aggressive behaviour, sexual harassment and death threats are just some of the brutish tactics logbook lenders used to intimidate customers,
Unable to decide which of his two staff to lay off, a manager came up with the idea of keeping the one who could devise the most secure log-in computer password. The successful password was MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofyParis. Intrigued, the manager asked his employee to explain how he had managed to create such an unusual password.
What connects a recent news item concerning the Department of Work and Pensions with the English Lake District? Perhaps all that needs to be said is that the four Uldale Fells in the north of the region are Great Sca Fell, Longlands Fell, Meal Fell and Great Cockup Fell. The last of these is a significant Fell with an elevation of over 1,700 ft.
Far be it from me to argue with Plato. However, when he said ‘A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers’ he did not foresee a time when many decisions would be based on numbers or rather statistics
Knowledge on which decisions about provision of health and social care services for example.
Do you know how much holiday you are entitled to?
Most workers have a right to a minimum amount of paid holiday from work (statutory holiday). This includes full-time, part-time, agency and casual workers. The rules apply regardless of how long you have worked for your employer and how old you are,
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
When Lord Byron first offered this advice he could not have imagined the scale and cost of medicines prescribed in England 200 years later (which are certainly no laughing matter).
According to government figures, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre there were just over 1 billion items prescribed in 2012 by community pharmacists,