Monthly Archives: July 2013

Knowing is not enough


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The door declared  “knowing is not enough”…which at first glance seemed  straight forward  but as the morning revealed itself to me i realised  that this was to become a bhuddist riddle  that even when understood would suggest re examination  …i  had parked in the chief executivez parking bay  ..so my presence was known among all the staff …i was ushered into the interview room  ..two  piles of paper were presented to me and it was suggested if i was so inclined i might benefit in some way by answering the enclosed queries … i lifted the pencil and gazed at the glazed statement   “knowing is not enough” …as if an unknown bond movie it taunted  me … i raised the pages and  raced through the literacy and numeracy  tests …i banged the “bang the bell when you have finished bell”  a sullen woman  entered and flicked through my papers  ….with an well rehearsed grimace ..she said ”  well done mr oconnell you have answered all the questions correctly ..however as you know ” Knowing is not enough ” we will see you next week mr oconnell !

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Now is not a good time


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Brnng brrrng brrrng  …blast  missed it …brrrng brrrng  back  …hello  mmmmhhnnn garage ….hello could you say that again  ….mmmmmhhhnn garage !!!   …oooh  right  i am just returning  your call ….ohhhh whats your name  …   …em   buckminster fuller ! …hold on mister fuller ….. hello mr fuller  this is sophia in services how can i help …i just missed a call from you sophia and wanted to know what it was about ….well mr fuller our records show your car is due its annual service ..”.well is that so sophia can you remind me  mr b fuller what car is that?” ..my tone being slightly mischevious …ohh   our records show a nissan micra …..well sophia  i am sorry to say  that seeing as i , mr buckminster fuller was born in 1895 and was a remarkable engineer  and died at least 40 yrs ago …i dont for a minute believe i would be driving a nissan micra   or getting it serviced by mmmmmnnnn garage” … “sorry mr fuller are you saying you nolonger need a service “…. “no sophia  i am telling you i dont exist !!! “.. silence  ..”..ohh dear mr fuller i am not sure what to say ……. perhaps if i call again when it is more convenient “…”sophia  mr fuller  will be in a worse state next year …as i have explained …so you cant call a person who doesnt exist and you definitely cant do anything to a car he doesnt have!!! ” …. there was muttering  on the phone and a new voice  spoke …mr fuller ?   …..no ….mr who ?….”noone” i replied  “the person you rang was me  when you asked my name i made it up , it turned out miraculously that you have a customer who drives a nissan micra  who was born in 1895 .”…silence ….”.well  then who are you ?”  In quiet avuncular tones i reply “lets just say   i am ME !” The phone returns to the reciever  and i visit the bathroom….how could that have happened ..buckminster fuller drives a nissan micra and livez in cornwall ….i must not be true …

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