Thought for the day “To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”
“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”
Thinking back 12 months, my crystal ball never said that the next 12 months were going to be crazy, and that the World would be turned upside down. But upside down they certainly are. And in Norway, stupidity seems to be spreading too. Take for example the bus company VKT which operates buses in Vestfold (one of the counties in Norway). They proudly advertise on their buses that they have Wifi BUT they advise passengers that they have to log on in order to get the password. My question to the bus company (sent by email) is how do they expect passengers to get the password to log on because you need internet to get the password in the first place. So far, the bus company has not admitted their stupidity but whoever thought up this crazy policy deserves to be sacked. Either he/she is very stupid or they do not want people to use the internet on board their buses. The same bus company VKT should perhaps use that same internet (assuming that they can log on) to monitor their buses, as all four buses which I travelled on today were late. But perhaps they do not have the password to log on……….
Today’s photo comes from the South Island town of Pembroke Wanaka in New Zealand, with the mountains of the Southern Alps in the background. Eely Point, visible in the centre of the photo, is a popular place for bathing and also boat launching, as well as a starting point for water skiers.
and another photo from the archives
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day….” Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun”
“There are many ways of going forward but only one way of standing still”.
Addiction is the ‘persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance’. I recently observed a group of foreign tourists come into a popular local cafe. The father sat at a table and immediately whipped out his mobile phone, and asked his wife to find out the password for the internet. Then once they had got the password (and some coffee), they spent the entire time heads down engrossed in their mobile phones. No awareness of where there were or what was going on, apart from their mobile phones, which were the centre of their attention. No conversation between them or their children, just the mobile phones. There is even a medical term now for this, internet addiction disorder, also known as problematic internet use (PIU). One of the factors not helping this is the fact that we are rarely out of contact now, with internet access almost everywhere. Even when we go on holiday and sit on a beach or climb a mountain, we often still have internet coverage. We are never really out of touch. Traditionally, holidays were times when you DID leave the everyday behind. Holidays were times when you were AWAY and where you were uncontactable. But for many people now, just a few minutes out of contact can cause panic symptons. And it is sad to see people sitting in cafes and restaurants concentrating on their mobile phones, not on those who are with them. Technological advance or a backward step ???
And another photo from the archives…the Stockholm marathon….
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