The eleventh hour

# I’m renaming this column the eleventh hour because old codgers like me are snoozing at the midnight hour. Plus eleven is more epiloguy than midnight. Plus I get to run Dr. Who.

# Time to reiterate that there are various authors on this site. There seems to be a misconception that their views are necessarily mine. Nope – their views are theirs. Mine are mine. This is a free blog. Time scheduling is the only constraint. If it becomes an issue, it will change but whilst it doesn’t, it won’t.

#  Under the WTF heading:

The British Olympic Association has clarified its position on athletes shaking hands with rivals and dignitaries at the London Olympics.  The BOA is concerned about illness affecting the hosts’ hopes of success.  Asked if handshakes should be avoided, BOA chief medical officer Ian McCurdie said: “I think, within reason, yes.  “The greatest threat to performance is illness and possibly injury. We are talking about minimising risk of illness. It is all about hand hygiene.”

Trouble is – we look at this and facepalm.  Others might look at this and ask: “And what?”  We might then send condolence cards their way and hope they get better in the head.

#  My goodness, is there actually a bit of sanity wafting back in?

* Brilliant! [Amanda, Aberdeen]  * This is actually quite funny! [Claire, Surrey] * There is no way i would let my husband or kids (sons and daughter) near my washing machine! When my son came back from Uni recently he had done all his laundry yet i still washed it all again :)  [Lisa, Bedford]

4 Responses to “The eleventh hour”

  1. CherryPie March 8, 2012 at 00:16 Permalink

    Twelve O’clock and all’s well!

  2. Moggsy March 8, 2012 at 07:18 Permalink

    Can’t the athletes avoid people with bone crushing handshakes and use a sqirt of surgical hand gel after to avoid getting the plague? Then all they need to worry about is contact poison so maybe they could use a barrier creme?

  3. Chuckles March 8, 2012 at 18:53 Permalink

    It used to be said that the Epilogue was the shortest programme on television –
    ‘Good Evening,’
    Click.

  4. James Higham March 8, 2012 at 20:45 Permalink

    Well they just have to get effing used to a longwinded one now!

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