Why banks should never mess with Seniors…

High five to the 82-year-old lady who wrote this letter to her branch of the Toronto Dominion Bank. I understand that despite the online banking robots taking over most of the bank’s activities, there were a couple of humans still around who were duly humbled by the following. Enjoy.

why banks shouldn't take on old ladies

We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.

Dear Sirs/Mesdames:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honour it.

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years. [Read more…]

25 written tips for wannabee pony owners…

With the summer holidays looming in the northern hemisphere a number of children (mainly little girls) will be winding parents up to get them a pony. For the benefit of uninitiated parents, I wrote this advice to help you understand what you might be letting yourself in for.

written tips about owning a pony

It will not be a good guard animal – ponies are wimps.

Much as your child’s first pony might look like a fluffy German Shepherd Dog or a very large cat, be warned…

Before you buy or borrow a pony, read the following:

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We may as well laugh at English grammar…it’s THAT ridiculous!

Grammar in the English language is so ridiculous that we may as well laugh at it – it helps make up for the irritation of getting it wrong.

We may as well laugh at English grammar...it's THAT ridiculous!

True in my case. But it’s my job. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it…


Here are a few more examples to give us all a smile and a chuckle … enjoy.

English grammar jokes – except they’re not jokes: they’re true

The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense. [Read more…]

Grammar humor – what a difference a dot makes

If you think punctuation is for the precious grammar police, have a read of these. Yes, most of them are funny.

Grammar humor - what a difference a dot makes
But trust me … incorrect punctuation really can get you into some serious doo-doo. Be warned, read on, and enjoy!

If you don’t think punctuation is important …

…try forgetting the comma when you write to someone “I’m sorry, I love you.”

Other classic whoopsies

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An interview about writing: catch up Sunday April 15th

This Sunday I am being honored with an interview by that amazing authors’ emporium Emma’s Detail Shop … based on the west coast of the USA but sharing stunning stuff the world over. Here follows a sneak preview of some of the content.

An interview about writing: catch up Sunday April 15th

My late Mom always said I had an overly-developed sense of the ridiculous.

BUT PLEASE NOTE … I will be on their Facebook page live from 7:00 a.m. Pacific time / 10:00 a.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. UK time Sunday April 15th, so do please catch us up on there if you can! Click here to join in… and ask me any questions you may have as long as they are not too embarrassing…

For now though, here is what I’ve shared about my writing, and advice for others

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Help us judge the Spam Of The Month Awards

Will you help us out here? We want to award a can of Spam to the writer of the funniest spam of the month but can’t make up our minds from the following. Which do you think deserves this glittering accolade?

Funny spam on HTWB

Have a look at your spam before you delete it … some of it is hilarious!

Speaking on behalf of all of us writers I love reading what other people write, especially when it’s the crazy, mashed-up bullsh*t you find in your spam folders. Most of it is complete gibberish, of course, but now and then I find a few little nuggets that make me laugh.

Spam Of The Month Award (SOTMA): the shortlist

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