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Tag: money

  • Frightening yourself

    What’s the word for the particular heart-stopping terror induced by the realization that you’ve managed to lose your wallet, containing all the cash you needed for a week, and all the cash you needed for the next country you’re going to, plus your bank cards, your credit card, the ID cards for both the country […]

  • Wrinkle free in Chicago

    I don’t know why, but Groupon thinks I live in Chicago, and today emailed me with an offer for cut-price Botox. If you’re in the market for discounted injections of botulism into your face, I wonder what else you might buy – buy one, get one free anthrax shots in your buttocks? A volume discount […]

  • Politeness doesn’t have to be taxing

    My 2012 income tax assessment from the Singapore authorities came through today, and while I never feel exceptionally joyful when I get a bill, today’s notice was ameliorated by the message underneath the required amount. You wouldn’t receive a notice from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs thanking you for helping to maintain the United Kingdom’s […]

  • Don’t take no for an answer

    One might have thought fatherhood would mellow me out, curb my aggressive streak. But no. I walked to work today, and there’s a zebra crossing where half the drivers believe they have right of way over pedestrians. After all, they’ve spent a lot of money on their pointless 4x4s and a man propelling himself without […]