Monthly Archives: June 2017

‘Intelligence calipers’ measure IQs of aspiring spooks (Rousse)

The job advert had read ‘civil servant’ but I knew that the panel members opposite me were assessing my suitability for a role that included subterfuge, espionage, honeypots, and data decryption. I played along answering the standard interview questions with … Continue reading

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Olympic rowers reunited in the Outer Hebrides (Rousse)

I enjoyed a marvellous holiday in the Outer Hebrides with my tall, handsome, Canadian cousin. One evening we were served seafood in a restaurant by a tall waitress who was a former member of the US Olympic rowing squad. She … Continue reading

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A pair of shoes and a missed train (Rousse)

It was like stepping back in time when I attended the professional networking event in London. All the old faces were there, including NO and DC. To make retrieving my belongings easier, I waited until the very end of the … Continue reading

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A tidy up cheat and a water leak (Rousse)

My parents insisted that my sister clear up her mess downstairs and – remarkably – she set about the task. However, on close inspection I could see that all she was doing was stuffing black bin liners randomly with her … Continue reading

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A charity donation goes ‘missing’ (Rousse)

They were really donations to a charity shop, but when I saw that the so-called trays were really nicely-decorated placemats, I took them out of the bag and popped them into my pigeon hole.

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Great-grandfather returns from the dead – tall, handsome and posh (Rousse)

My great-grandfather came back from the dead. I had heard that he was very like Captain Mannering, but in reality he was taller and better looking – and much posher too.

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Dismantling a dog, rib by rib (Rousse)

The steak dropped out of my shopping bag and fell to the ground. A dog dashed forward to grab the meat. The dog’s owners tackled the dog. The only way to retrieve the steak from the dog was to remove … Continue reading

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