Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This made me laugh!

Sir Clement Freud, chef, former MP and grandson of Sigmund, is a strong horse racing enthusiast, racehorse owner and punter. He writes a column in the Racing Post on Saturdays titled "Eighty Plus".

Last Saturday, 12th January 2007, his column included the following lines:

Last week, in the health section of a Sunday supplement, I read of the severe dangers of heavy drinking and took appropriate action: I gave up reading the newspaper.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Businessman thinks God is more important than money!

This appears on the front page of today's Irish Examiner.

A TRADER who pioneered Sunday shop opening in 1971 has had a change of heart — and has banned all his 13 shops from opening on the Sabbath.

Devout Catholic Des Kelly, 67, reckons the decision to axe Sunday opening on religious grounds could cost his home furnishings business €600,000 in lost trade this year.

Full story here.

The business is well known in Dublin, though the man himself isn't, and frankly I don't know what he looks like. I must disclose here that I have no connection with him or the business; in fact I don't believe I have ever been in one of his shops in my life, though I live quite close to one!