April 6th, 2004

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Two surprises.

When I arrived at the B&B yesterday evening Pat asked me how many nights I was staying for and what rate I normally paid. Recently I've been paying £36 a night for a standard room. Pat looked at the tariff and declared that she thought Terri had been overcharging me (by £1 a night). She then declared that she'd only charge me for two nights this week and that I was in room 3. Result! Three nights for the price of two and it's on-suite too!
I'm glad Pat's back.
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Tooty Frooties.

When eating Tooty Frooties I save my favourites until last. When Mick eats Tooty Frooties he eats his favourites first.
I wonder what can be read into that?
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IR35.

The Inland Revenue send their auditor to a synagogue.
The auditor is doing all the checks and then turns to the Rabbi and says,
"I noticed that you buy a lot of candles."
"Yes," answered the Rabbi.
"Well, Rabbi, what do you do with the candle drippings?" he asked.
"A good question," noted the Rabbi. "We actually save them up and when we have enough, we send them back to the candle maker and every now and then, they send us a free box of candles."
"Oh," replied the auditor somewhat disappointed that his unusual question actually had a practical answer. So he thought he'd go on, in his obnoxious way... "Rabbi, what about all these matzo purchases? What do you do with the crumbs from the matzo?"
"Ah, yes," replied the Rabbi calmly, "we actually collect up all the crumbs from the matzo and when we have enough, we send them in a box back to the manufacturer and every now and then, they send a box of matzo balls."
"Oh," replied the auditor, thinking hard how to fluster the Rabbi.
"Well, Rabbi," he went on, "what do you do with all the foreskins from the circumcisions?"
"Yes, here too, we do not waste," answered the Rabbi. "What we do is save up all the foreskins, and when we have enough we actually send them to the Inland Revenue.

"Inland Revenue?" questioned the auditor in disbelief.

"Ah, yes," replied the Rabbi, "Inland Revenue......"
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