Wry & Dry


From the mouth of...

It's an end-of-quarter double:

"If female Dalai Lama come, then that female must be very attractive... Otherwise not much use.”

-       The Dalai Lama, on the qualities of his potential successor.

...and with a shaven head?

"There's a kind of petri dish of factors that are all acting with each other... You've had a bit of boiling frog".

-       Michael Smith, new CEO of 7-Eleven, trying to explain the factors (e.g. widespread underpayment of staff) that caused the problems that caused the resignation of the former CEO and the Chairman.

7-Eleven was hoping that what happened on the field stayed on the field, but what goes around comes around. But, at the end of the day, you can't fix stupid.

Calendar of events for 2015 for First Samuel Clients

 Events 30 9 15

Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

Pamela Downs, 45, was arrested in Kingsport, Tennessee, in July and charged with using a counterfeit $5 bill at a gas station.  The note was merely two photocopied sides poorly glued together, with one side upside down.

Undaunted, Downs explained later that she had read “online” that “President Obama” had “made a new law” allowing people to print money if they were on a fixed income.

(Kingsport Times-News (Tennessee)

Clearly Pamela was confused about Federal Reserve Bank's quantitative easing (sort-of printing money).

Things to worry about

Marie Holmes tearfully disclosed in March how the US$88m Powerball lump sum she had won would allow her to finish college and help her four kids (one with cerebral palsy).

But then her boyfriend Lamar “Hot Sauce” McDow was charged with drug trafficking and needed $3 million bail.  Maria took care of it.

Then, in August, “Hot Sauce” was arrested again, for selling heroin, and Maria posted that $6 million bail.

(New York Daily News)

Odds on the entire $88m lasting past Christmas?

Unclear on the concept

One of the remaining 116 Guantanamo Bay prisoners (a man suspected of having been close to Osama bin Laden) has a dating profile on Match.com.

And his profile has the following caption: “detained but ready to mingle.” 


Match.com appears to have suspended the account.


Have a wry and dry weekend



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