I'm known as a Frugal Bastard as I'm careful with my money and don't like wastage. I travel a bit, take lots of photos, make videos and like sharing my own silly opinions on stupid things and spelling mistakes that I discover in the media. Political comment and satire have a place close to my heart. I also major in sarcasm.
People, well the media at least, jump at every opportunity to bash the banks when they announce job cuts. Not without some justification mind. The other day I had to use the services of a teller and it frightened me. I was withdrawing some USD and she asked me if it was better for me with the Aussie dollar now being worth less than a dollar. Excuse me?! You work in the banking sector and have no idea how foreign exchange rates operate?
People, there is still quite a way to go with job cuts I'm afraid. "Room to move"is how they put it, I think.
My watch battery had carked it and so required replacing. Spent a bit of time looking around but there are few places these days that offer the service. I guess people don't use watches as much nowadays. Anyway, I thought $28.95 just to replace the battery was a bit much.
The guy took his sweet time to do the job whilst we were waiting and then was quite happy to inform me that the back of the watch had been done up too tightly. Perhaps my explanation that a lady at his shop had done it last time didn't go down too well. He asked me if I knew how to set it, as it is quite complex to do so, and handed it back to me when I assured him that I did. I mentioned that the lady gave me a discount last time because I set it myself. His response?
"I don't do that."
"You can set the watch then," I said.
"I need the instructions," he replied.