Saturday, 27 September 2014

Getting your OATS At the right price. plus Henry(1) has gone.

Oats at the right price.   
This information has nothing whatsoever to do with sowing ones wild oats or wild rice if you are oriental. This is a story regarding a marketing ploy which has been going on for some considerable time, a ploy with a 'good old uncle theme' which bamboozles the television advert  suckers in believing that 'Uncle Toby's  porridge oats (Grits If you are a Yank) is superior than any other likened product.
    Well today was the day I did the visual, taste, and costing tests.
    In front of me on the kitchen bench were four bowls of porridge, all of equal size  from four different sources, they were marked and switched around, they all looked similar, but I was unable to even guess which was which. a half teaspoon of sugar was added  with 100mls of lukewarm Lite milk
and then three members of the family did the taste test.
    The taste test revealed that if there was any difference it was not noticeable.

    The contestants in this test; ALDI 750 grams at $1-19 or $!-59 per kilo. COLES 900 grams at $1-48.or $1-65 per kilo. Woolworth's, at 14 cents per 100 gram  or $140 per kilo.

 In all it cost me  $4-64 for all of those products mentioned. However, the pretty box of 'Uncle Toby's Porridge oats set me back at $5-50. per kilo,

Lesson learned. that fools and their money are soon parted

All tests carried out  were by Mother Bear, 80, Daddy Bear 88, and Baby Boy Bear 60. known throughout the world as the "Three Bears"

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Henry my old ford falcon was sold two hours ago . Sold to people we have never met but
lived next door to people we know 50 odd kms distant - unwise to the Internet sale., creepy isn't it.... Henry's successor is another more sprightly Henry Mk 3 Falcon  4 litre straight six . 'Whroooom'  with an 88 year old driver who still has most of his marbles.

Vest ... back soon..                                    

Thursday, 25 September 2014

A Flying Doctor Service?.

There were about a dozen people in the Doctors Surgery (office)when I arrived ten minutes late for my appointment I made a hurried apology to the more than good looking chick at the desk then sat down
     Waiting time at our doctors office can be lengthy at times rarely less than half an hour  or more if you are late.
      The reason for being late was talking to the wife who had returned from a shopping expedition  which conjours up multiple why's and what for's, then seeing I was behind time for my Doc's appointment I hurriedly changed clothes - a quick look in the mirror(which makes little difference) hurried down the stairs -stroked the cat on the hall table then glanced at my watch which said 11 35 (I have a talking watch?), soon I was in the car travelling the kay distance to the docs office; arriving and parking out side I was in the doc's in a flash.
     Barely having time to scratch;  my  given name was called by the afore mentioned chick behind the desk, " number four please  Leslie"  which it seems every one now knows in the doc's office..
My conversation with the doc was brief  who wrote a prescription - plus he checked my blood pressure when any moment I expected blood to come spurting from my fingers, which reminded me to check the cars tyres  soon as poss. I paused on my way out to  mention to  previously mentioned chick that, it was my fastest turnaround in this docs office despite being late, she not given to garrulity simply  smiled.
     Two doors down the street was the chemist shop where my prescription was dealt with poste haste as I was the only customer, shortly after  I was in the car and heading home.  On  arrival at the front door my watch indicated my journey had taken just 21 minutes - Phew!!

"OK speedy Gonzalez - Beat that."

VEST....Back soon..

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Divided They Fall.

Tomorrow Thursday Sept 18, Registered voters in Haggis Land Will vote Yea or Nay in a referendum which will seal their fate one way or another, and a yes vote will give the bagpipe blowers independence from Britain for ever. Lesser thinkers unlike the wise who realize that a 'Yes' vote will cripple Scotland and bring mass Exodus of financial Business, fearing the rampaging left wing Bludgers - will be the downfall of a new scottish Govt. Despite any pre conceived ideas that the north sea oil revenue will jack up Scotlands ever increasing unemployment which is purely a myth, as Scotland does not own or control the North sea oil Industry, local thinking is we will become another Saudi Arabia, which is out of the question. There is greater unemployment in Scotland than the rest of Britain, Scotlands bagpipe blowers have an unemployment rate nearly that of Lakemba in NSW Australia. Britain or what is left of it have decided not to invade Scotland despite claymore waving antagonists hoping when they become Skint Conquering the Scots again will bring financial relief. However, should the Scots become independent, it is expected Scots entering Britain at border checkpoints will have to stand on mirrors to ensure they are wearing more than just socks under their Kilts. Question is , 'Will the Blue be removed from the JACK'? Vest.... Back soon.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Arab Diggers?

During umpteen conflicts(Wars)ranging from the Boer wars in Suid Afrika to our present plethora of never ending racial/religious punch ups,young men and women from the Commonwealth countries have answered the call to arms when called upon to assist their mother country. Now; most of these mother countries are located in the 52 countrie on the African continent or the neighbouring middle east which has been the catalyst for most wars during the past two thousand years. Other Conflicts , the WW1 WW2 Korea Vietnam and the Falklands, young persons from the commonwealth flocked to the cause with the blessing of most Govt's of Brit Com countries. During these wars Civilians were the most vulnerable, but casualty lists only mention the militia in most cases, example being ww2 produced the demise of 35,000,000 civilians and 15,000,000 militia. Although the Australian Govt does not condone their citizens of Middle Eastern origin to fight in foreign wars, I for one see it to be little different from the wars involving Britain where patriotism was condoned and expected. Australians Citizens of Arab ethnic origin should be allowed to go and fight for whomsoever they wish in their native or neighbouring country. In fact we should press the Australian Govt to pay their Single ticket fare to their desired destination. but an edict deeming this an act of terrorism will have the effect of creating the passports and return visas null and void. this info passed to air and shipping lines will place the onus on the carrier when any attempt to return to Australia is attempted. To add to this all peace loving Cits of Australia should encourage this by donating to an approved Govt fund to send these brave militants to their demise. To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die. Vest, enjoying another beautiful sunny spring day on the Central Coast of NSW Australia. My hope is you are having a pleasant day too.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Dear Lord.

While attending a funeral recently. In church I heard a lady in the pew next to me saying a prayer. It was so sweet and sincere that I just had to share with you:- "Dear Lord, This has been a tough two or three years. You have taken my favourite actor Patrick Swayze. My favourite pop singer Michael Jackson. My favourite Blues Singer Amy Winehouse. My favourite actress Elizabeth Taylor. My favourite football manager Bobby Robson. My favourite golfer Seve Ballesteros and now my favourite singer Whitney Houston. I just wanted you to know that my favourite politicians are: Alec Salmond, Tony Blair, John Prescott, Ed Balls, Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, Clive Palmer, George Bush, Paul Keating, PM Putin, to say a few,in no particular order I will send another list when you are not busy. Amen. VEST....Back soon.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Morality of Dishonesty.I'M Back.

The Morality of Dishonesty. A few years ago robbers entered a bank in a small town. One of them shouted: "Don't move! The money belongs to the bank.Your lives belong to you.” Immediately all the people in the bank laid on the floor quietly and without panic. This is an example of how the correct wording of a sentence can make everyone change their view of the world. One woman lay on the floor in a provocative manner. The robber approached her saying, "Ma'am, this is a robbery not a rape.Please behave accordingly." This is an example of how to behave professionally, and focus on the goal. While running from the bank the youngest robber (who had a college degree)said to the oldest robber (who had barely finished elementary school): "Hey, maybe we should count how much we stole.?" The older man replied: "Don’t be stupid. It's a lot of money so let's wait for the news on TV to find out how much money was taken from the bank." This is an example of how life experience is more important than a degree. After the robbery, the manager of the bank said to his accountant: "Let's call the cops and tell them how much has been stolen." "Wait”, said the Accountant, "before we do that, let's add the 800,000 dollars we took for ourselves a few months ago and just say that it was stolen as part of today’s robbery." This is an example of taking advantage of an opportunity. The following day it was reported in the news that the bank was robbed of 3 million dollars. The robbers counted the money, but they found only 1 million dollars so they started to grumble. "We risked our lives for 1 million dollars, while the bank's management robbed two million dollars without blinking? Maybe its better to learn how to work the system, instead of being a simple robber." This is an example of how knowledge can be more useful than power. Moral Give a person a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a person a bank, and he can rob everyone.

Goodbye Dear Rosemary. (Final)

      It was around 3 pm Wednesday March 8 That Rosemary returned from 'Day Care', she looked fine and healthy and bubbly and gave ...