Wednesday, July 04, 2012

What's good for the goose

Fifty shades of grey continues in it's request for global domination ( or at least domination of our office) as at least another three people ( girls unsurprisingly) have started reading it.

It now seems to be rarer to find a girls desk without a copy rather then with one.

Of course some of the guys are now darkly muttering ( in that we're going to moan and whine about it but not really do anything about it at all way) about double standards as they wanted to know if it would be acceptable if they sat there reading a copy of nuts or zoo at their desk as the girls can get away with reading this series of books.

But you can't help but admit the author is rather lucky as she's now earning something like a million pounds a day.

Nice work if you can get it.

Still at least moaning about literature ( wait I shouldn't really say literature as that would mean I'm classifying zoo and nuts as reading material as opposed to the picture books they actually are) keeps are minds of the weather.

It's warm and muggy and it's wet. Because it's raining, a lot. The news have said we're supposed to get about two months worth of rain in the next two days or something stupid like that.

Meanwhile the people who suggested the hose pipe bans earlier in the year are simply sitting back and probably declaring
" Well we got that wrong didn't we?"

Later folks

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Shades of grey

One of the girls at work today was talking about the Fifty shades of grey series and about how her local library had no copies left as they were all currently booked out.

She asked if anyone knew of a library that would likely still have a copy.

Everybody thought deeply and I suddenly realised there was a obivous answer.

" Salt Lake City"  I advised her before realising that nobody outside of the church would get probably that joke.

Yes along with what seems like a fair chunk of the rest of the female population a fair number of the girls at work are rapidly becoming obessed with the Fifty Shades of grey series.

Why? Well I guess that would be something you would have to ask someone who has actually read the darn things. Althought the best summing up I heard of the whole series occured when I was in waterstones and I heard a customer ask a staff member what she knew about the books. The staff member's response was as direct as it was helpful.

" It's a series of naughty books that are badly written but everyone is reading for some reason"

Still Ab from my team at work helpfully pointed out that the books could still have their uses even for me, as despite having it for over a month now only one person at church has noticed my new car and even then they asked if Grumpy had decided to upgrade! Her suggestion was to leave a copy of the back window shelf and she was sure that, people would then certainly notice the car without fail.

I pointed out the small flaw in the plan about then having to explain what I was doing with the book to begin with. Her response was to point out she never said it was a perfect plan but at least they would have noticed the car.

Of course one of the guys happened to point that if the series had been aimed at men, he was sure that there would be outcry about how this was degrading to women.

Ab simply replied that yes of course it would have been, but it was aimed at women so "jobs a good un".


Later folks