Thought for the day….”It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”
“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.”
There was a time in my younger days when I would spend hours looking for the cheapest price. Getting something for the cheapest price was the target, and an important one. But gradually I have come around to looking at VALUE, rather than price. I have just had delivery of my new camera. I know that I could have ordered it online cheaper, but because my local photo shop (Photo & Video International, Christchurch, New Zealand) has given me such great service, then it was an automatic and easy decision to order from them. True, I may have paid more for the camera, but when I need help or advice, the dealer will be there, and will be only too happy to help, even if there is no direct profit in it for him. Not only that, but it makes trading much more friendly. And it is good to know that when I need some extra bits, that he will supply them, even if there is little or no profit in it for the shop. Previously I would have gone for the cheapest, but the value of personal customer service from a shop cannot be measured in money terms. The best part is that at the end of the transaction, that both the buyer and the seller come away feeling satisfied and happy. Too many negative experiences with online ‘shops’ located in far off places, who once they have sold you something, do not want to hear from you again. Long live the friendly local shop !!!
And a couple more photos from the old camera…….
and another photo from the archives….the Finnish capital of Helsinki
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION, FAIRNESS
Thought for the day…” Dreams do not work unless you do. ” ” There is no failure except giving up”.
” Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts” (Winston Churchill).
I read on the BBC news that Germany has now lost its longest word, all 63 letters of it (Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz) which meant ‘law delegating beef monitoring’. Luckily, there is no need anymore for the word, so it has disappeared. The longest word in the German dictionary will now be “Kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung’ which means automotive liability insurance. Very useful if you are playing Scrabble. The world record score in Scrabble is for the word CAZIQUES, which scored 392 points. The highest total score in a game of Scrabble is 830 points. In 1984, Peter Finan and Neil Smith played Scrabble for 153 hours.
Today’s photo shows boats in a harbour in Morocco. If you look closely, then you will spot a single figure hopping from boat to boat.
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Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.