Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions are a complete and utter waste of time and effort.

If you have issues in your life that you feel need to be addressed, then don't waste your time waiting until the 31st of January each year to address them.

Friday, December 30, 2005

New Year Parties

New Year parties are populated with people who don't drink regularly, and don't know how to handle their drink.

These events are best avoided.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Don't Wallow

Look to the future with optimism, don't wallow in the past in self pity.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Christmas Cock Up

Beware the Christmas Cock Up, which is guaranteed to happen around the last few days leading up to Christmas.

Christmas Cock Ups take a number of forms including, but not limited to, the following:

-Damage to property through negligence or carelessness, eg fire or car accident

-Injury or death through negligence or carelessness, eg falling under a bus in a drunken stupor

-Rash business decision, that leads to financial ruin or loss of living in the New Year

-Business collapse, caused by taking your eye off the ball

Beware the above, they happen each Christmas without fail.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Walk You Own Path

Walk you own path, and you will never get lost.

Monday, December 19, 2005


The word unfair should be banned, as it is used as an excuse for failure.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Leaf Blowers

Leaf blowers are not auto erotic devices.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


People cite discipline over decadence, as being a virtue over a vice.

It is widely supposed that a disciplined people will overcome a decadent one.

This assumption is false, for it ignores the fact that we all secretly wish to be decadent.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Don't Waste Your Life

Don't waste your life worrying about what people may think about you.

Some will hate you, some will like you; then you die.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Effective Revolutions

When fermenting a revolution, always ensure that you have decided what you want in addition to deciding what you don't want.

Otherwise your revolution will fall apart, and be highjacked by others.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Telemarketing Calls

Fed up with telemarketing calls?

Then simply ask the caller to give you their home number, and tell them that you will call them in the middle of the night to discuss this later.

See how they like it!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Secret of Christmas

The secret to enjoying Christmas is the anticipation, not the actualite.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Call Centres

Do not be fooled by the marketing hype behind the spawning of call centres.

Companies try to make you believe that the call centre is designed to improve customer service and customer care issues; in reality, the call centre is designed to put an obstacle between the customer and the company that they are trying to contact.

The call centre operatives become little more than organic extensions to the company's IT system.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes the truth.

Friday, December 02, 2005

The First Bloom

The first bloom of spring, in the barren post winter landscape, is always pleasing on the eye and gives hope for the future.

Yet, because of the fact that it is the first bloom, that flower exposes itself to danger.

The question being; is the bloom brave, or foolish, for being first?

The same can be said for those in business, who seek to enter new markets, or those in politics, who seek to walk a new path.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

How To Deal With the Tax Authorities

When dealing with the tax authorities, always keep a record of everything you send them and that they send you.

Also, when speaking to them over the phone, keep a log of phone calls and the subjects discussed; those of you with the technology to do so, should also record the call.