Continuation of a Theme

I had a second look at the Money Supermarket ad on the tube the other day. I know it sound like I’m obsessed with this advert but I’m not, it’s not even my favourite tube advert. My current favourite tube advert is for a travel insurance company which promises to cover you against a variety of extreme sports such as paragliding, bungee jumping and the like. It’s my favourite advert because the list includes ostrich racing which I had never even heard of before but have now decided might by the single most exciting competitive event ever conceived. I might …

General Ignorance

“Sounds like a classic case of nepotism to me,” commented my girlfriend in response to a point which I have since forgotten as a result of the chaos that ensued. “What the fuck is ‘nepotism’?” I asked, “Have you just made that word up?” She hadn’t. It is a real word. But then you probably knew that already. In fact, according to my girlfriend, everybody in the world knows what that word means, apart from me. Well, I know what it means now (thank you dictionary.com) but I had gone through the first twenty-two years of my life completely oblivious …

Confused

My supermarket wants to sell me car insurance. I’m confused.com! What is confusing about that? They’re trying to sell you car insurance in the same way they try to sell you baked beans you daft cow! They’re a supermarket, they sell things. If you’re confused by that, never go in a Tesco Extra, your head might explode. An escalator for trolleys? But… but… wh… KABOOM! Maybe I should watch less daytime TV. What is confusing me is the number of price comparison websites that are now competing to end the confusion that has apparently occurred due to the large number …

Feeling Flats

I hate flat-hunting. But as I only have to go through the hellish process once or twice a year, I forget this. When the time comes to find a new place to live I get excited at the prospect of moving. I set out truly believing that I will be able to find a wonderful flat, located moments from a tube station and a big Sainsbury’s, with huge rooms, a lounge with patio doors leading a roof garden overlooking Hampstead Heath with a hot tub with gold plated taps and a butler. It then comes as a shocking blow to …