Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Eating French Fancy Email Toothpaste

Saw a comment on the French election which perfectly sums up the result; "But they had the advantage of first observing the real-world consequences of others' lapses from sanity. One could almost argue that France has been saved again by British and American sacrifice."

A French supporter of Le Pen was interviewed on the BBC news and complained that Macron didn't represent the majority of France. If you count the number of abstentions and spoiled ballot papers, Macron represented 48% of the total electorate and so the interviewee had a point, but given he had double the number Le Pen polled,I think it's somewhat academic.

It's interesting to note that, whereas a person's private life - and especially their sex life - is sacrosanct in France and has no impact of their public life, the prurient, Victorian, tabloid British press would have a field day over Marcon's wife and the professionally outraged from Tunbridge Wells would be foaming at the mouth..

It's that 'end of the plastic toothpaste tube' time in our household again. It's a struggle to  get the last, but not inconsequential amount, of toothpaste out of one of those damnable plastic toothpaste tubes. The desire to just chuck it away and pull out a new tube is overwhelming, but I shall persevere.

I came across something interesting last week. I  emailed a sales prospect who happened to be a CEO, but an automated response came back to say I was not on the authorised list of senders. It's obviously a perfectly understandable ploy to prevent spam from sales people, which could overwhelm busy CEOs within a company. In the Sunday Times I also happened to read that James Dyson reads only about 6 emails a day, which is an impossibly small number. I wonder if those 6 emails are daily updates from his 6 immediate reports, with all other email being automatically blocked?

Spotted this on a plastic plant pot I was about to get rid of:

See the symbol on the top right? Unless I'm very much mistaken, that  means 'do not eat'... I  wonder if it's OK to eat plastic plant pots if they're adequately cooked.

It's the annual poo-sticks thing again - the one where I have to take stool samples to check if I have bowel cancer and put the samples in the post. Not my favourite time of year, I have to admit. I did suggest to Hay, what with her being a biochemist and involved with medial things, that I simply do it in a saucer and she takes the sample. She didn't too keen on the suggestion for some reason.


  1. I think that it's the plant should not be eaten.
    Cling film with holes that 'goes' under the seat works a treat but, thank goodness, I've only one or two more samples to give.

    1. Is that why you're called Potty?

      Day 1 over - 2 days to go.

  2. Try one of Amazon's tube squeezers.
    (for your toothpaste of course not your bowel)

  3. imho the sign suggests not to use the pot for food... [however after people trying to fly in batman costumes nothing surprises me]. reading about this huge toothpaste problem [i remember metal tubes - much easier], why not invest in toothpaste dispensers? one of these: https://pl.aliexpress.com/item/2016-Home-Bathroom-Products-Cute-Design-Set-Cartoon-yellow-Minions-Toothbrush-Holder-Automatic-Toothpaste-Dispenser-Toothpaste/32777177619.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10068_436_10136_10137_10157_10060_10138_10155_10062_10156_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_10099_10103_10102_10096_10147_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051_10171_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10181_10183_10182_10185_10078_10079_10073_10070_10123,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=3c9d6885-6120-4f1c-b085-fcb471116e12&algo_expid=efd65f3b-82e1-4b57-9b95-95a000d7b3fb-7&algo_pvid=efd65f3b-82e1-4b57-9b95-95a000d7b3fb