I’ve just started a new job: and, obviously, worried about the state of my finances.
New job, commuting, and all that … !
But … ?
Last night was my first night buddied up with someone, seeing how the phones operated, and how the logging systems worked.
It actually seems a lot simpler than it sounds in training.
Incredibly detailed simpler, but still, simpler.
This is a job I can do, earn money at …
And do some good with, helping people …
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Mr Strict† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with Olga and Mr S scoring five out of five, and Debbi scoring four.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) Alcatraz was named as a Federal Penitentiary: on 12th October, 1933. The prison was on an island off the coast of which US city?
Q2) Equatorial Guinea became independent: on 12th October, 1968. From where?
Q3) More to the point, the country is where: North America, Central Africa or Southern Asia?
Q4) 12th October sees the Church of England mark the life of Elizabeth Fry. Fry, noticeably, tried to reform life in England’s what: mental hospitals, prisons or schools?
Q5) Ironically, given her life’s marked by the Church of England, Fry was a what: Mormon, Muslim or Quaker?
Q6) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was first published as a book: on 12th October, 1979. The franchise originally debuted on what: BBC1, BBC Radio 4 or Netflix?
Q7) Finally … Kakuei Tanaka was found guilty of taking a big bribe: on 12th October, 1983. Whilst serving as Japanese what: President, Prime Minister or Treasury Minister?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk: on 11th October, 1984. During a mission on which space shuttle?A1) The Challenger.
Q2) Many years earlier, NASA launched its first manned Apollo mission: on 11th October, 1968. Which Apollo mission: 6, 7 or 8?A2) Apollo 7.
Q3) Which camera company filed for bankruptcy: on 11th October, 2001?A3) Polaroid. (The company that replaced it? Went bankrupt in 2008.)
Q4) 11th October, 1987, saw a sonar search fail to find Nessie. According to Fox News, the most recent (possible) photo of the creature was taken in which year?A4) 2016.
Q5) Finally … 11th October is International day of the what?A5) Girl Child.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“In youth one believes in democracy, later on, one has to accept it.”Ramsey MacDonald, 12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937.
And this song …
Have a good day …
* You know, in between answering the phone, and answers the phone, Olga, I’m going to have to give that song a listen! It sounds reminiscent of an old tune called Escape … (Ye GODS! The Village People … !)
† It’s a shame, Mr S: I can remember the cameras when I was a kid. The irony? The company that replaced Polaroid … ALSO went bankrupt, a few years later. Camera phones, eh … ?
‡ It’s got to be said, hasn’t it, Debbi? Families are messy, aren’t they … ? Think that’s why I’m an emotional mess!