I was let loose, yesterday … !
I’ve started a new job, recently: as I’m sure regular readers will realise.
It’s for a company in Chelmsford: that handles the out of hours calls for various social landlords.
Yesterday saw me me unleashed on the phones on my own.
Very nervously unleashed onto the phones, on my own … !
I think I did ok.
Once I got into the swing of it.
One thing I do know?
You know how, sometimes, a day can drag?
Yesterday seemed to be over, quite quickly.
That’s possibly the nerves talking!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring four out of five.
Q1) 23rd October, 2012, saw the BBC close down the world’s oldest analogue teletext service: what was it called?
Q2) More to the point, what was ITV’s equivalent?
Q3) 23rd October, 1956, saw thousands of people protest Soviet influence in their country. Which country was that?
Q4) Which war was ended by a UN ceasefire: on 23rd October, 1973?
Q5) 23rd October, 1942, saw the birth of businesswoman and campaigner, Anita Roddick. What was the name of the chain of make-up shops she founded?
Q6) Finally … 23rd October, 1986, saw the birth of actress, Emilia Clarke. Who does she play, in the TV series, Game of Thrones?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) According to Archbishop James Ussher, God created the world on 22nd October. Of which year: 4006 BC, 4004 BC or 4002 BC?A1) 4004BC. (This means the Earth’s a Libra …)
Q2) Ussher was Archbishop of where: Armagh, Ballymena or Collinstown?A2) Armagh.
Q3) What time did Ussher think the world was created: 4pm, 5pm or 6pm?A3) 6pm.
Q4) The Archbishop came up with his chronology, based on his readings of what: the Old Testament or the New Testament?
Q5) Finally … The Book of Genesis says the Earth was created on which day of the week?A5) Strictly speaking? None of them. God made the heavens and the Earth ‘In the Beginning’.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’ve played my share of drunken sluts, good time girls, and whores. Being bumped off is really no novelty for me. I’ve been shot, hanged, strangled, gassed, burned to death, and even pushed off a cliff. And for a TV episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, I was sawn in half by an electrical buzz saw.”Diana Dors, 23 October 1931 – 4 May 1984.
And this song …
Enjoy your day: don’t work too hard!
* It would be overkill, Olga: especially as most of the functionality’s provided by the Apple TV! :D There’s one thing I know the Fire Stick can’t do out of the box. I’ve got a lot of videos I’ve ripped from DVD, on an extra internal hard drive. I’d not be able to stream them to the Fire Stick without jumping through hoops. (Oh, Debbi and me got talking about Let the Right One In: worth watching!)
† Personally, Debbi? I’m blaming sub-titles and dubbing! I think we native English speakers tend to be very bad at learning another language: which is great for the remake industry! (It’s about teatime … depending on what you call the evening meal!)