The man who re-arranged deck chairs on the Titanic

deckchair There were exactly 256 deck chairs on the Titanic and two men were responsible for every single one of them.

They both took their job very seriously.By all accounts, every morning they were supposed to set up all the deck chairs and face them toward the sun. As the ship moved during the day they had to carefully monitor the situation and re-arrange the chairs.

They also had to ensure that German holidaymakers didn’t get up at six in the morning and try to claim the deck chairs by placing a towel on them, as they are still known to do nowadays at resorts worldwide.

Their official title was Deck Chair Re-Arranger. Theirs was a sought-after job. They were on deck mixing with Continue reading

It Shames Us All

‘I thought they weDR Congo childre taking me to a hotel’, a friend told me when he first arrived in the UK seeking political asylum.

He had been a much respected professor at the one university in his country, and then appointed a government minister, but when he realised first hand the corruption going on and refused to go along with it, found himself, wife and four children in grave danger and had to flee leaving everything behind. Continue reading