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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How to spot a recession

Fire insurance claims. You'll recall that Ankh-Morpork burned down when the Tourist introduced an innkeeper to fire insurance. But it's not all fiction: it's odd how the last recession made textile warehouses explode into flame. This article relates recessions to car fires. But one can go too far: surely the recent recycling warehouse fire in New Zealand was entirely accidental. (UPDATE: and Findus' Crispy Pancake factory, too - htp: Henry North London)

Another factor is holidays. How many schools burn when they're empty?

We should therefore (a) all be rich and (b) never take a holiday, especially (not) with children.

4 comments:

CherryPie said...

Yes very suspicious...

Paddington said...

Leaving your kids at home when you take a holiday can indeed be very beneficial.

Sackerson said...

What about about sending THEM on holiday - why shouldn't THEY have to deal with airport delays and terrible hotel service for a change?

Paddington said...

I'd rather kennel them, but that is considered abousive.