Tag Archives: eyes

Illegal immigration from Canada to the US with a stolen identity (Rousse)

The border between Canada and the US was due to reopen temporarily, but nobody knew for how long. I was determined to cross it. However, as a UK citizen, this would be illegal. As part of my disguise as an … Continue reading

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How not to chair a meeting (Rousse)

All eyes were on me as the chair of the meeting. This made me very uncomfortable. It didn’t help that everyone had (unusually) turned up on this occasion so the room was packed with (mainly) men in suits (as well … Continue reading

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Woman gives birth to seal (Rousse)

My friend showed off her beautiful new baby daughter. She was a tiny glossy silver-coated seal. I had never seen a sweeter face with such appealing dark, near-black eyes.

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Methadone-infused sugar cones to cure addiction (Rousse)

The mother was at her wit’s end caring for a floppy middle-aged child whose only interest in life was her next fix. There was nothing that could be done except to sit and watch as the addict threw methadone-infused sugar … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise is half-Korean (Rousse)

We expected that TMcE would be telling us all about George Clooney, but instead he wanted to talk about Tom Cruise. I tried hard to listen as he revealed that Tom Cruise is half-Korean. This was all rather difficult because … Continue reading

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A slighty tricky hospital romance (Rousse)

We gazed across the table into one another’s eyes confessing our love while bemoaning our tricky marital predicament. There was also the further issue of our physical incompatability, but that only applied when we were upright. When the object of … Continue reading

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Go go girls, boyfriends, puppets, and Hootsuite (Rousse)

After a full day at a conference I was now expected to chair a doctoral colloquium, but I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open – and I really needed to do so because: I had to … Continue reading

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All eyes on the designer – and not the bride (Rousse)

Normally all eyes would be on the bride, but MSB looked so beautiful in her modest office outfit of vintage-style 1950s hyacinth blue satin underwear (a tape measure in her hand) that on wedding days crowds gathered at the studio … Continue reading

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A rummage through an atheist’s wardrobe (Rousse)

I’d had enough of this religious twaddle. “Listen”, I said “You may be American, but someone has to tell you all that (a) there is no God, and (b) we don’t go to heaven when we die”. As soon as … Continue reading

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Drug addiction contributes to project failure (Rousse)

The pallor of the student’s skin shone blue, as did the whites of his eyes. Here was yet another case of drug addiction amongst the undergraduates. I could also read confusion in his expression as he handed over his dissertation. … Continue reading

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