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The mother of all mischief


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We are hard up for entertainment here it would seem, but the fellow who sits across from me at work came upon an old court judgment this morning, by one Lord Justice Knight-Bruce, from the British Court of Chancery in 1852 (Ex parte Danks; Re Farley (1852) 42 ER 1138), and decided to read it

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Being girly


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I don’t have a lot of patience for female hysterics, possibly because I grew up in a house in which there was no cavalry, so screaming and carrying on hoping someone else would come to the rescue and deal with a problem was a pointless endeavour. You might as well get a hold of yourself

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Office dangers


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We’ve had a first aid incident here at work. Something bigger than a paper cut. I wasn’t actually involved, because it occurred on another floor. But the cause of said incident: stiletto heels. Now admittedly, I’ve never been trying to be any taller. I’ve also never been aiming for more calf definition (I constantly get

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People are strange


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Speaking about people you meet, and new shoes: last Friday, I decided that since I had nice new shoes here at work, I could throw out some old ones I had here under my desk, which really were worn out. So, I put them in the bin in the kitchen. It was then amazing how

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The people you meet


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This is why I occasionally find it difficult talking to my work colleague. The other day she got a book in the mail from Book Depository and was all excited about it, and I too get excited about books so I asked her what it was: Treasure Islands: tax havens and the men who stole

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