Sunday, 15 July 2012

Conflicting Homespuns & Bonuses


  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  • You have to speculate to accumulate.

Which is right? Any more conflicting homespuns, aphorisms, proverbs or adages you can think of?

People are clamouring for army personnel who are being detailed to guard the Olympic venues to be given bonuses. Given the choice of:

  • being in Afghanistan and dodging Taliban bullets, or 
  • herding tourists in London and receiving a hot meal every day, 
which choice would you make, and would you want a bonus for it? I'd prefer a bonus for dodging the bullets.

That said, if the soldiers are having to give up leave to perform these duties, then by all means give them a bonus; similarly if they are returning from theatres of war to be dismissed as part of the MoD cuts.


3 comments:

  1. I hope that the money that would have been paid to Group4 will now be paid to the Army instead.

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    1. Fat chance of that happening, I should think.

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  2. 'Who dares wins'
    and
    'Never punch your granny when she's shaving'

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