Monthly Archives: December 2012

Not Such a Great Offer

For those of us who burnt ourselves out, both physically and financially, in the run up to Christmas, the glut of TV ads informing us of sales and holidays is a daily annoyance. It’s as though retailers are telling us we didn’t spend enough … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Errand Runner

When I was a young boy, I would often run errands for my mother, and occasionally the neighbours, to the corner shop at the top of our street. When requisitioned for such a trip, I would be given the usual … Continue reading

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The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: Have You Experienced It?

I recently watched a repeat of a Derren Brown experiment in which he set up a pretend game show, the premise of which was that the audience held the power to vote on whether they wanted something good or bad … Continue reading

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