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an FM Christmas Carol


This public holiday’s attempt at a little humour sees a stab at a Christmas carol for those of us in the FM world. You should know the tune, so feel free to add your own verses: Read more…

Holiday humour on the origins of FM


Dateline August 31st 2415

Data-archaeologists today unveiled new evidence into the origins of Facilities Management (FM). Whilst for nearly three centuries the discipline of FM has been the core of governance and commerce throughout the civilised world little has been known of its origins, but evidence gleaned from the period between 400 and 450 years ago may offer some insights. Read more…

Holiday Humour in the Office – The Case of the Missing Desk


Bathchair Theatre presents:

 The Case of the Missing Desk

 (a radio script)

 

Cast:

 

Inspector Carpark, hardbitten, seen it all detective

DS Mills, Carpark’s sidekick

Alice Late, Marketing Director

Bob Down, HR Manager

Anon, Facilities Manager Read more…

The return of International Rescue? Maybe not…


Despite the chill of the early Spring day John could feel a bead or two of sweat on his brow as he approached the hotel. He was already beginning to regret having walked to Park Lane from Paddington, but a stroll through to the park had seemed like a good way to fix his mind on what he had to do. Read more…

holiday humour with a hint of piracy


With the last public holiday before Christmas comes the opportunity to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day a little early, and hopefully this will get you into the swing of things for September 19th. Read more…

holiday humour, with a Facilities Manager’s blues


This week’s holiday humour comes in the form of a song. Bob Dylan’s Stuck Inside of Mobile (with the Memphis blues again) comes from the 1966 album Blonde on Blonde and has long been a favourite. I used to play it in the car a lot on long trips; the lines “and here I sit so patiently, waiting to find out what price, you to pay to get out of, going through all these things twice” had a lot of meaning after those boring all day meetings and I would sometimes make up topical verses to sing along to. Read more…

Hillary, Rodney and Neville; an eternal triangle? more holiday humour from the #MondayMusings column


RADIO SCRIPT

(Dialogue: All with clipped tones, very stiff upper lip British middle class. An overacted Brief Encounter style)

(Background: Faint sounds of an office with occasional telephones ringing and bursts of typewriter noise)

(A door opens) Read more…

spoof posts and humour on public holiday Mondays


When I started writing the Monday Musing as a spoof or humorous post on public holiday Mondays I was myself following in others footsteps, for such writing is a long tradition and I often write such posts in the style of others; Read more…

holiday humour for Easter in the dime novel style


The silence stretched between them and her patience was near to snapping; why could he not just say something? It had been almost three hours now since she had unleashed a torrent of venom in his direction and it had taken most of that time before she began to accept that she had been wrong to react in the way that she had. Hell, he was just a man and she had known enough of them to know what to expect when you criticised them; sulking and silence. Read more…

holiday humour as strange things happen in the elevator


The Cucumber they called it, mostly because of its green sheen, although he abhorred such nicknames and would only refer to it by its street address. The new building, for the moment the tallest in the city, had been visible on and off for some time as he drove into the city. He thought the design was a travesty, but a the job of running it was a job and he had accepted, although he had some concerns about why the vacancy had come up so soon after the original appointee, a well-respected industry figure, had apparently stepped down just days before the opening. Why no-one knew for the lady in question wasn’t responding to calls or emails. Under the circumstances he pondered on the wisdom of starting a new job on Friday the 13th, but one of the best jobs he had ever had begun on the 1st of April so he thought it was worth the chance. Read more…