Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 03 Sep 2015 19:44:29 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=98#comment49 Frances ) 49,Still attached. I haven't seen Robin today, so can't speak for him. Sat 26 Apr 2008 10:20:26 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=96#comment48 Horsey, so I see. Next time I'm over your way, can I come round for the Mrs's salad? I may bring olive oil.Hello, David, how are the arms? Sat 26 Apr 2008 08:01:53 GMT+1 al_opecia http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=94#comment47 We keep dead workers at their posts so that we can claim overheads for them without having to pay them a salary. We're quids in, but the air-conditioning bill is quite high in the summer. Fri 25 Apr 2008 21:23:41 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=92#comment46 TIH 44,I've been busy cutting down a tree with a neighbor who works for these h'yar blogs. Actually, we used tools. Fri 25 Apr 2008 15:19:42 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=90#comment45 Horse: For a moment there I thought you were referring to Princess Fiagiolini of Italy, who's known to her friends as Her Bean-ness. Fri 25 Apr 2008 13:20:34 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=88#comment44 Mrs Horse regularly makes a salad from green beans, garbanzos, kidney beans, onions and rice vinegar. She refers to it as fat-free and vegan. We call it "Her Bean Mess" Fri 25 Apr 2008 13:04:54 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=86#comment43 Frances O - The suave one started all this and then left! See David McNickle's (9) Fri 25 Apr 2008 12:56:42 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=84#comment42 Or suave, even. Fri 25 Apr 2008 12:18:36 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=82#comment41 And I wonder what happened to that sueve frogger Urbane Mittfh? Fri 25 Apr 2008 12:17:54 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=80#comment40 Hello, Izzy! How pleasant to see you again.Horsey, you remind me of that horrible punch we used to get at student parties. Gave you a sore head and indigestion. Heartburn meths, it was. Fri 25 Apr 2008 12:15:15 GMT+1 Izzy_Tme http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=78#comment39 Thanks guys, had a bit of a rough and busy time recently, so you've cheered me considerably. Well done you lot!Izz xx Thu 24 Apr 2008 23:19:21 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=76#comment38 We went camping last week. The Mrs dispatched me to the town for provisions but I was unavoidably delayed in the pub by a chance encounter with the locals. I don't know why I should be to blame for the over-cooked dinner because of 'her burnt meths' Thu 24 Apr 2008 22:20:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=74#comment37 Well, Gill, that's nothing to what just happened to me - I was leaning over the cooker this evening when I suddenly became aware I had caught fire in the region of my midriff. The fire moved rapidly upwards and - guess what? - I soon had lowburnt t*ts! Thu 24 Apr 2008 21:45:40 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=72#comment36 I was going to post this earlier, but I had a sudden attack of indigestion. I'm better now - I had one of my Heartburn Mints! Thu 24 Apr 2008 19:45:11 GMT+1 RiskManager http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=70#comment35 Thanks for the guidance Big Sister. Bit like a crossword here, not immediately apparent where to put the letters ;-) I shall endeavour to up my game. Thu 24 Apr 2008 19:03:36 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=68#comment34 MikeCoulten: That is definitely a question for the Furrowed Brow :o) Thu 24 Apr 2008 17:46:54 GMT+1 RiskManager http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=66#comment33 my mistake, wrong forum apparentlywhy is the world a mess again? Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:42:52 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=64#comment32 Always pleased to read a long, boring post..... Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:26:31 GMT+1 RiskManager http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=62#comment31 I was pleased to hear (at last) a proper explanation of the foreclosure of continetal wholesale gas markets by incumbents finally given on yesterdays PM. Well done.I first wrote to OFGEM about this in November 2003. You can see my analysis of buying cheap UK gas and hoarding it when UK prices were high here http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Markets/WhlMkts/CompandEff/Archive/5269-EIC.pdf at OFGEMS archive. this is a very old but still shoking story. Why did it take so long to be heard?But, why didnt you mention the elephant in this room, EoNs recent announcement that it will separate its grid (the key step you rightly pinpoint to ending monopoly rents on consumers) to avoid a 7 billion euro fine for breaking Commission seals palced while investigating alleged market manipulation by EoN. This was all the sweeter as the announcement was made as the German minister announced in Brussels Germany would never concede a separation of the grid in Germany!On a more charitable note consider the position of a continental buyer. If they buy cheap UK gas in the summer they make a profit by reducing nominations (that they have spare in summer) on other imports that are at the oil linked contract price. If they sell for a profit in winter however they run the risk of a severe winter later on leaving themselves physically short to supply their own consumers. If an incumbent monopolist is short in winter they would be savaged by their political masters. No profit made ealier in the winter, however large, will save their jobs! Thus the incentivisation is to blame and liberalisation is indeed the key for cheaper energy for ALL europeans, including Britsp.s. have you all noticed how peak oil has changed from "there arent enough reserves to produce enough to meet our demand" to "80% of the people who control these reserves have decided not to develop them due to resource nationalism and other production rate reducing policies. And have you also wondered why, if big oil companies are making excess profits from people that their medium to long term retruns to sharedholders are entirely normal when compared to the rest of the market? Where has the money gone?Finally I would like to add that Production Sharing Contracts have been totally misrepresented in the media, particulkalry by the awfully uninformed Platform Group. If the terms (% of profit oil etc) are properly negotiated in open tender, PSC's are probably the best method to produce the maximum income for the resource owners which is of course the whole point. Service contracts simply destroy value bytaking something of value to an oil company (bookable reserves) and retaining it as the soveriegn power, which adds no value. If you are poorer what does it matter what you own as useless oil in the ground? Oil has value ONLY when produced. Especially so when the big risk for oil resource owners is an environmental end to their pot of unearned gold with perhaps a good deal left in the ground! If I had oil reserves I would be producing fast at current record prices. Thu 24 Apr 2008 16:08:58 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=60#comment30 TIH 26,I forgot that film about the VW was on last night: Herbie missed. Thu 24 Apr 2008 15:59:34 GMT+1 Aperitif http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=58#comment29 You are all very silly. I like it. Thu 24 Apr 2008 12:11:56 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=56#comment28 A friend of mine has been cutting down on her cigarette consumption lately, so she's now known as Lowburn Miss. Thu 24 Apr 2008 12:06:07 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=54#comment27 I shouldn't really admit to this, but sometimes when I'm out for the day, I touch-up my red-brown mane with a special application - Auburn Mist. Thu 24 Apr 2008 11:57:35 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=52#comment26 Now listen very carefully I shall say this only once;After ze war I would like to go back to my university in Paris.Sorbonne Missed Thu 24 Apr 2008 11:40:58 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=50#comment25 DMcN & Gillianian - Just read in the paper about about a serious security breach at our local airport. Apparentley a woman was able to board with scissors hidden in her hairpiece, despite a manual search. The headline read - "Hairbun Missed" Thu 24 Apr 2008 09:41:59 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=48#comment24 TIH 19,I just cleared out some ancient jars of basil, oregano, thyme, etc in our pantry that had gone buggy: herbs and moths. Thu 24 Apr 2008 09:12:14 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=46#comment23 Thank you, Feefs! Don't care when it broke. Just loved it. Wed 23 Apr 2008 23:46:15 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=44#comment22 What do you call the sea-fogs that form just off the west coast of Scotland? Oban mists. Wed 23 Apr 2008 19:36:22 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=42#comment21 We found that our neighbours were regularly 'borrowing' the gloves that we used when putting our rubbish into the shared wheelie. Eventually we had to label them - "Our Bin Mitts" Wed 23 Apr 2008 18:12:15 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=40#comment20 What do you call a horse with a lisp?Horth of courth. Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:41:29 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=38#comment19 My Geordie friend runs an outdoor museum in County Durham. R. Beamish Wed 23 Apr 2008 17:15:22 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=36#comment18 DMcN - At university I took a module did that investigated the geometry of globes and spheres - Orb and Maths. Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:56:33 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=34#comment17 Big Thither (13) - Yeth, and with big breaths. Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:48:47 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=32#comment16 Hey, don't go thinking I believe everything I read in emails....! I just thought it was an appropriate sentiment for many of the froggers who work in offices -- as I used to do. Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:28:45 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=30#comment15 Thanks, David.You got that right! LOL Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:20:50 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=28#comment14 ystavani 12,Take some Lydia Pinkhams. Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:03:44 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=26#comment13 TIH 11,I know of a man who sells illicit booze outside the city: suburban meths. Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:01:36 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=24#comment12 Ith her name Elithabeth? Wed 23 Apr 2008 16:00:40 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=22#comment11 My Internet surfing is so sluggish, my co-workers Google and Yahoo are effectively dead. Or are they just play acting? One film site I have actually contributed too and it may as well not be there. Odd then. It deals with "fatalities" in the cinema. It was noticed by me in a lot less than five days though. "Bad Girls From Mars" amongst other movies (attempted) to being looked up. Good men from Venus perhaps?Yahoos have dominion. Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:58:05 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=20#comment10 DMcN - There's a lovely girl with a lisp that lives in our town - I think of her as an urban mitth. Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:43:22 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=18#comment9 Jimmy: I do. :o) Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:34:59 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=16#comment8 I know a myth about a very suave person. It is an urbane myth. Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:33:54 GMT+1 U11235707 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=14#comment7 I've been dead since 1996, but nobody cares:( Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:09:47 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=12#comment6 I'm afraid that story is just another "Urban Myth". It's been doing the email rounds for years! Wed 23 Apr 2008 15:00:03 GMT+1 tug http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=10#comment5 I think this urban myth has been about for a whileThe BBC in 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1113955.stm Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:58:01 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=8#comment4 Well, my apologies to Fifi. She's based in the Fens, and I guess the posthorses take longer to get there. ;o)SSC: I quite agree - Bring Back Eddie (to HIGNFY) Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:29:28 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=6#comment3 Big Sister (1):It was read out on The News Quiz a while back, mention of which makes me ask;1) Do Eddie, Rupert et al get out of the Glass Box on a Friday in time to listen to The News Quiz, andb) Why hasn't Eddie been on it for *ages*? Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:15:57 GMT+1 thepoetlauraeate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=4#comment2 Reminds me of the Dilbert cartoon where 'when you see a long dark tunnel with your relatives waiting at the other end for you', then you can take a break. :-)http://thepoetlaura-eate.blogspot.com Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:15:40 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=2#comment1 I may as well be I sometimes think but hang on Eddie, selfishness just abted.I will go and shake him - he still hasn't drunk last weeks cup of tea. My friend - Dodo. No - not Dido but since you ask about her - there are times listening to her singing that "where's thy sting?" does come to my mind - no offence lass. "It isn't easee!"Is your co-worker deceased? About that? Really? Worry? I hear you. Dodo - he was just kipping. New cup of cha coming up, lad and how about a bit of movement? Vigil or Virgil - Thunderbirds are normally go! FAB!LOL Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:10:40 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/04/is_your_coworker_dead_fifi_sen.shtml?page=0#comment0 If I gave my co worker a nudge, he'd probably belt me .......But - didn't I see this story some weeks ago? Presumably Fifi has been asleep at her desk in the meanwhile ;o)Nice to see you back, Mr. Mair. Wed 23 Apr 2008 14:03:24 GMT+1