I had the misfortune to bump into a distant relative at a petrol station of all places. I hadn’t seen this chap for over six years and his attitude hadn’t changed a bit.

Within seconds of exchanging salutations he launched into a self pitying, blame everyone monologue: 100% high octane verbal diarrhoea.

He epitomised the colloidal carbuncle that manifests on the backside of humanity…..a complete pain in the arse. I’m sure you know one or two yourself?

Every syllable that fell out of his mouth was sucking the very lifeblood out of me……a psychic vampire if ever I saw one.

Whilst I still had the will to live I made my excuses and beat a hasty retreat.

We all have reason to complain from time to time and shit happens in everyone’s life, but joining the BMW Club* helps no one.

If you’ve got a psychic vampire in your life then do yourself a big favour and exorcise them from your life, or stay away from them as much as possible, because they’ll drain you of the vital energy that you need to succeed.

You might be driving down the highway of life in a Ferrari, but if your fuel tank has a leak in it, you’re not going to get very far.

* bitching, moaning, whining


Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: you have no one else to blame - Erica Jong

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed - Carl Jung

True life is lived when tiny changes occur - Leo Tolstoy

There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take - Peter Drucker


Please make sure you watch the short video at the end. The man’s laughter is infectious. It had me in tears.

Thanks to Tosh for sharing the following:

A Woman’s Place

When Barbara Walters was on ABC News, she did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict.

She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghan women and asked ‘Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?’

The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said

Host can’t stop laughing at man’s voice


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