The last 2 days I feel as if I have been back in full time work, chasing around all over the place. I just have not been paid for anything I have done. Indeed I almost lost the will to live this afternoon as Mrs. Ha spent an hour discussing with a ‘promoter’ (saleswoman) the merits of a steam cleaner for the kitchen, bathrooms, dog etc. And then she asked me if I was interested in paying for it. Well, no. I have no idea why we need yet another labour saving device from Germany when we employ a full time, live-in domestic helper. But she bought it anyway.
The theme of multi-tasking seemed interesting so I looked in the Venice and Madrid/Salamanca files to see if by the remotest chance this sort of thing goes on in Europe. Or could it be purely an Asian phenomenon.
The phone seems mandatory but the cigarette and beard are optional extras. Just think, even if as rumoured, Gerald Ford could not walk and chew gum at the same time, a smartphone may have been able to do it for him.