Thursday, January 26, 2006

Top of the Pods dot com

Rob and Jon from top of the pods did a show a while back about how to deal with poor customer service. You can download the show as an Mp3 It wasn't the funniest show that they have done, but it was actually quite informative - particularly if you live in the UK. Some useful tips there for the young player - and some that I hadn't thought of!

topofthepods is one pod cast that I make sure that I tune into as often as possible. These guys are really funny and pump out the shows - usually at least 3 a week! It's well worth a listen. The best way to hear them is to subscribe through iTunes. In my humble... the best show that they have done so far was the one of the top ten tips for blokes on the pull - hilarious!

Monday, January 16, 2006

The apology list

So after writing my last post about the complexity that is bananas, I got to thinking about people who break the banana rules and how they should be made to apologise. Then it dawned on me that there are many more people who are in the same boat. So I started compiling the following list:

People who should be made to apologise:

1. Alanis Morissette - For tricking us all by writing and singing great songs and then relentlessly and painfully playing that awful harmonica again and again and again...

2. George Bush. For many, many different reasons that are too many in number and complicated to list here.

3. People and companies who sell gift vouchers that expire in 3 or 6 months. It's is business without conscience and that's unacceptable.

4. The person or people who invented liquid soap for the shower. Apparently most women like this sort of thing, but I hear from bar stool banter that about 60% of what men (myself included) squeeze into their hands in the shower is washed down the drain without actually making contact with any other part of the body.

5. Any New Zealand Company that advertises on television or radio using an American voiceover. Shame on you.

well, that will do for now... but be warned because it's 2006 and I am on the prowl.