All quiet at the Towers. A northwesterly is tugging away at the fascias and rattling the windows but there’s not enough ooomph in it to cause alarm or niggle. Thankfully. Even the world of cybercomms is quiet this evening. Some stuff in from Mick P down in Spain (the lucky sod), apparently he had to pay 2 Euros for a litre of the finest Tempranillo this afternoon and feels somewhat aggrieved by this ‘ripoff’ amount. Hmm Michael old mucker, seems you have forgotten the joys of North European tax regimes. So be it. Enjoy.
He also sent a joke. See below………………
A young blonde girl in her late teens, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a “handy woman” and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighbourhood.
She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do.
“Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint the porch” he said. “How much will you charge me?”
Delighted, the girl quickly responded, “How about £50?”
The man agreed and told her that the paint, brushes and everything she would need were in the garage.
The man’s wife hearing the conversation, said to her husband,
“Does she not realise that our porch goes all the way round the house?”
“That’s a bit cynical, isn’t it?” he responded.
The wife replied, “You’re right. I guess I’m starting to believe all those dumb blonde jokes.”
A few hours later the blonde came to the door to collect her money.
“You’re finished already??” the startled husband asked.
“Yes” the blonde replied, and I even had paint left over so I gave it two coats.”
Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the £50 and handed it to her along with a £10 tip.
“Thank you” the blonde said, “and by the way, it’s not a Porch, it’s an Audi”.