Back to work…

Summer colds are really the horse’s ass end. Being cooped up inside not being able to wander is extremely constricting. And the question is, WHERE did this cold come from? Intense sneezing and coughing has left me in a bind. My ribs are practically cracked, and my throat is like sandpaper as it rubs itself raw.

Really not much one can do, except rest, plenty of fluids and wait until the damn cold passes.

But today I am back to work and to be honest, I’m still not well enough to be here.

Zen Wisdom

I came across these err….. teachings, and I thought I would publish them! Hilarious!

ZEN Teachings

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow.. In fact, just piss off and leave me alone.

2. Sex is like air. It’s not that important unless you aren’t getting any.

3.. No one is listening until you fart.

4. Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

5. Never test the depth of the water with both feet..

6. If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.

7. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

8.. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

9. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

10. If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

11. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

12. Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree.

13. Don’t worry; it only seems kinky the first time.

14. Good judgement comes from bad experience … and most of that comes from bad judgement.

15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.

17. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

18. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

19. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our arse …. then things just keep getting worse.

20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night

Why is it so effing hot?

Barely seven in the morning and I am already huffing and puffing. In this hellhole we call our country, summer lets loose with a vengeance as the mercury soars until it breaks the end of my thermometer. 29Celsius (erm…85F). And the humidity is draining my will to work. It is all I can do to drag my carcass off to work, where thankfully, all our areas are air-conditioned… until you decide that you simply HAVE to empty your bladder! Loo too hot? Don’t take a dump then…the seat might scald your arse…

Seriously though, it is too hot to be comfortable here. Granted, the seas are beautiful, and that is why maybe we have tourists, although at the level we manage to fleece them, it is no wonder we are being abandoned in favour of Spain…. cost of living is so expensive anyway, no need to pass on the heat to foreigners.

On with work….

Chris Grillo
AOI / Operations PCB Tech.


Following a morally crushing defeat at the polls some months back (divorce issue), the church has now been defaced again with a scandal that goes beyond all human proportions of decency.

Two priests of the MSSP (St.Paul’s Missionary College in Rabat, where I attended secondary school), have just been jailed 11 years between them for pedophilia and rape.

The cases took place about 20 years ago, and brought to light about 8 years ago, by a popular TV programme. Following a lengthy court case, the priests were found undeniably guilty…and sentenced to 6 and 5 years each…

Now I am writing this down not because I am basking in their imprisonment. Rather I am shocked. Because you see…. I knew Fr.Pulis well. Not to mention Br.Bonnett who passed away earlier this year. Br.Bonnett was a well-educated priest, painfully shy, and so quiet and polite. You would be hard-pressed to believe that these ‘men’ were capable of the atrocities inflicted not only upon fellow human-beings, but more so on innocent children, who, living in a home, had no voice. No one to cry out to. No one to whom they could call out for help.

The emotion on these victims faces could be seen and heard. Many victims actually never made it… some of them could not live with the shame and took their lives, or are today living in a state of acute depression…

And why, exactly, is the church doing nothing to unmask more of these priests, who are quite abundant in our society?

It is a pity really, because the MSSP has been tarnished with scandal after many, many years of education, love, respect and unstinting unselfish sacrifice… To the MSSP I owe my education, and my lifelong respect.

Because after all, one rainy day, a winter does not make…

It is now a time of reflection, repentance, apologies, and a new life… for the imprisoned, as well as the victims.