Well, blimey … !
There’s a thing!
As you know, I’ve recently started a new job.
At a call centre over in Chelmsford.
It’s the past few days?
I’ve been in training: so that I can handles those calls, myself.
Last night … ?
Saw me handling my first call.
Which — going by the co-worker I’d been buddied up with, last night — I’d handled rather well.
Hopefully? That’s a good sign.
I have to admit, though? I was really nervous handling those calls.
But one thing that — sort of — put a smile on my face? Was the PC I and my partner were using, crashing.
Turns out one of us had kicked the thing: which meant both the power cord, and mouse had been disconnected.
And also meant I spent about five minutes on my hands and knees, reconnecting everything.
It got a cheap laugh, if nothing else.
Now … what am I always saying about getting a Mac … ?
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) The Treaty of Campo Formio was signed: on 18th October, 1797. The Treaty was a peace treaty between the monarchy of Austria: and which country?
Q2) Erich Honeker was forced to step down: on 18th October, 1989. As leader or where: West Germany, East Germany or Austria?
Q3) 18th October, 1804, saw the birth of King Mongkut of Thailand. Which 1956 Yul Brynner film, is based on a period in Mongkut’s reign?
Q4) Dagobert 1st was was crowned: on 18th October, 629 AD. As king of the whom: Franks, Romans or Britons?
Q5) Finally … 18th October, 1976, saw the funeral of Carlo Gambino. Gambino was possibly one of the most powerful leaders of the US what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Tottenham Court Road was flooded: on 17th October, 1814. By approximately 323000 imperial gallons of what?A1) Beer.
Q2) More to the point, how many pints are there, in an imperial gallon?A2) 8.
Q3) A high speed train crashed, in Hatfield: on 17th October, 2000. The crash happened when the crash … what: derailed, hit an on-coming bird, or suffered a power failure?A3) Derailed.
Q4) 17th October, 1914, saw the birth of comic book writer, Jerry Siegel. Which incredibly super hero did he co-create, with Joe Shuster?
Q5) Finally … Which gangster was charged convicted of Tax Evasion: on 17th October, 1931?A5) Al Capone.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”Martina Navratilova, born October 18, 1956.
And this song …
Enjoy your day …