Post by Penny
Post by Sam Plusnet Post by Nick Odell Post by Mike Post by Nick Odell
I used to know a woman who treated horses with homeopathy. They were
sick. She treated them. They got better. I couldn't understand it either.
Mind you, readers of this column will know that I subscribe to the
theory that most things will get better by themselves if you leave them
alone for long enough so maybe her intervention = leaving them alone for
Users of this technique would have a rather raw deal at the guillotine I
For some reason this reminds me of the manufacturer of bullet-proof
vests which proudly claimed that they had never had any complaints.
Ditto faulty parachutes.
All of which reminds me of the clever chap who pointed out that reinforcing
the parts of WWII fighter planes which had taken the most hits was the
wrong thing to do because the planes they had deduced this from were the
ones which had survived to fly another day.
Then there was the cleaner working in an aircraft factory; the design team
were huddled around the retrieved wreckage of a fuselage that had lost a
wing - many puzzled faces and scratched heads were evident and as the
cleaner walked by he muttered that they ‘should drill a line of holes in
the wing roots’. The design team were annoyed by this intrusion from ‘a
cleaner’ what would he know about it? Several more crashed aircraft later
due to wings having fallen off, the cleaner made the same remark and
eventually one of the designers who was by this time very annoyed indeed,
challenged the cleaner about his stupid claim; well you see Sir, I clean
out the bogs and well, the paper left on the floor in there has never torn
on the perforations...