Just had my end of year leave approved which means I'm off for 3 weeks next Friday!
To be honest I wasn't entirely expecting for it to all go through which has thrown me into holiday chaos. It means it's time to do some hasty planning as 3 weeks is far too long to be sat about at home for and I'm refusing to do any DIY this time round. Unless I take drastic action there is the distinct possibility of the kitchen ceiling actually being painted.
Luckily the car cost a fortune to service last week which has resulted in setting my sights slightly lower in terms of exotic destinations. Totton rather than Tenerife, Bournemouth instead of the Bahamas but saying that anywhere that isn't home is a holiday. Will get the map out over a glass of something tonight and see where's worth a visit.
Failing that - will use the trusted method of map, dart and blindfold.
Apart from once - but that was a pure accident ....
So here's the joke ...
A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop. The surgeon was there waiting for the service manager to look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey Doc, can I ask you a question?"
The surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle.
The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So, how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?"
The surgeon paused, leaned over and whispered to him ....
"Try doing it with the engine running."
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Jon Cuthill is a presenter on BBC Radio Solent. You can listen to him every weekday from 9am-12.30pm, or listen again online at his website