Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Serif ask you for suggestions for further improvement on their products while you wait for ages on the phone to talk to them. Well here’s a suggestion - a further improvement to your product would be to support the programmes you sell us!! I just phoned Serif because I could not find in the resource manual, the user guide or on the website how to do something relatively simple on their publishing programme, so I phoned, only to be told that they only support the newest version!! So I guess they want to sell it to me. That really pisses me off. Very poor service Serif – not good enough, then I waited 7 minutes to see how much an upgrade would cost so I could get the support they should offer, but after 7 minutes of waiting I gave up!

Its rant day today. I really feel that doctors (not my sister of course!) should change their oath from the Hippocratic Oath, to the Hypocritical Oath because sure as hell they are no longer interested in helping people. John, one of my staff, had a stone fly up and hit his eye, so rather than taking him 12 miles to the local A+ E, and taking into consideration that we are asked in TV adverts not to go to A + E unless it is an emergency, I phoned my local doctors, because John’s GP is a good half hour drive away, and asked if they could just check his eye. We thought that if it needed attention then we would go to A + E, but if it just needed a check-up, it would take minutes and be relatively easy to do. Wrong! firstly he would have to be temporarily registered, then they suggested A+E (obviously have not seen the government advertising campaign!). Then we had to wait for a doctor to phone – then they took his details, and then another phone call from them,(by the time they had done this they could have looked at his eye about ten times!) and they suggest he goes to A +E,  and anyway they don’t have the equipment to look at his eye!!!! So my local doctors don’t have an ophthalmoscope???!!! I have got a bloody ophthalmoscope for heaven’s sake! It’s such a shame that doctoring is not what it used to be. I can remember where they actually cared…………. Although to be fair, the number of people who go and take up their time for a common cold, or other unnecessarily stupid things that do not need attention is probably one of the reasons why it has happened.

A friend of mine just sent me an email about three Rhino’s that have just been poached and had their horns cut off one was dead, two were alive, but one not likely to survive. So their horns were cut off while they were living……………. Read on……………….

True story from that friend.

“I was at Sworders auction of Taxidermy a few months ago with a dealer friend. We were standing at the front, out of the way in a side cubby hole. A little Chinese man asked if he could stand in front of us. We said yes--he’s about 5 foot +1. He gets out his mobile. The Auctioneer very politically incorrectly berates the local travelling community for ram raiding his state of the art showroom the night before , causing a phenomenal amount of damage ----in order to nick a Rhino Horn, price guide at £10,000 for one.

They only stole one, out of seven listed for Auction. The auction eventually gets to the rhino horns
Little Chinese person perks up, the bidding goes ballistic between a telephone bidder and our little friend standing in front of us, It gets to £55000--our man wins! So including VAT and commission our boy has spent £70000---ON ONE RHINO HORN. And there are SIX more... Everyone the same, he buys the bloody lot !!! Over £400000 from one Chinese so all his mates can keep their peckers in prime condition, so that is why the poor Rhinos that Laura cared for had their horns hacked off.........”

I guess my own thoughts on this are three fold – 1.Men - what is their problem and why do they think that we care how long they can perform. 2. What is wrong with Viagra if they really have to believe that longevity is desirable. 3. Chop the offending parts off the poachers and those who buy from them, and solve the problem!

We have decided to bury Ruby in the flying field near one of the mounds that she used so well, we will put a stone in the grass, she should be where she loved the best.

The puppies are having a riotous game between the hall and my office, my office looks like a bomb has hit it with all their toys and the various bits of chewed basket decorating the floor!


sue hyde said...

That's a very fitting tribute to ruby


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It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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