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

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

No Is Not An Answer

When a company says "No" to a request, or says that they don't do what you want them to do, don't take no for an answer.

Make them explain why they won't do it, and threaten to take your custom elsewhere.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Reluctant Kings

Beware the reluctant king, he is usually the one with the burning ambition.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Call Centres

Why do call centres waste callers time, by spending the opening minutes of a call playing a recoding advising the hapless caller to use the company website?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Average Wage

Not enough to make you feel valued, but just enough to make you come crawling back for more.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Call Centres

It is inadvisable to discuss financial matters with a call centre, when pissed out of your brain.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cat Vomit

When a cat vomits on your duvet, take it as a good omen for the future. The animal is cleansing himself and, by the fact that you have to clean the duvet, cleansing the duvet too.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


For growth to occur, a forest must be destroyed.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mouses and Houses

The plural of mouse is mice, why is not the plural of house hice?

Friday, February 09, 2007


Those countries that seek to run empires without trying to understand the people that they rule, will most certainly fail.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


When flying, always wear generously cut trousers.

Monday, February 05, 2007


When negotiating, it helps if those parties not directly involved in the day to day negotiations keep their mouths shut whilst the negotiations are in progress.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Hard Times

Enduring and overcoming hard times validates and strengthens relationships, both business and personal.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Administrators, pen pushers and bureaucrats who do not mix with the normal human race should not be put in charge of sensitive negotiations.