Tag Archive | humour

Behaviour Contract

As a parent, we have an implicit contract to house, feed, dress and educate our offspring. Sadly, offspring do not seem to be born with any implicit contract. So I wrote tailored ones! Here is a sample! Parents may feel free to adapt to their own situation!  Behaviour Contract I, [name redacted], of XYZ Street, Abc […]

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Are YOU a Mr Idiot Driver

As I am wont to do at the end of the work day, I departed the office . I then stopped to spend an exorbitant $101 on diesel. I continued my homeward journey along Victoria Parade and St, heading to Dynon Road and the freeway. Approaching the set of lights at an intersection around Peel […]

Captain, Captain, I don’t know where we are

“Captain, please come to the bridge. I’m not sure where the border is.” “WTF? What are you talking about?” “Captain, I am serious. We’ve had a Ephemeris error. Or a Propagation delay error. Or maybe there are bubbles in the compass. I’m not sure!” “Are you sure the helmsman didn’t just stay on autopilot too long? You […]

How not to have a perfect day

It is getting close to the end of the year and Team Oyeniyi, especially this member of the team, is a little on the tired side. So a month ago I scoured through my calendar to find a few days I could take off on annual leave. I found the three days starting today! Yay! […]

The glamour of being a one woman band

To the traditional publishers who turned me down, may I just say I hate you. I am sure there is something to be said for you guys handling all the damn paperwork/packaging/postage! This self-publishing gig is damn hard work, you know. You, dear reader, may remember I had a little glitch with generating my invoices […]

My accounting epic fail

I am an accountant. Many years spent going to night school after work two days a week. Worked damn hard to get that piece of paper! Having blithely offered paperbacks to people, I needed to send buyers invoices, didn’t I? So they can pay me – always a good idea, getting paid! :lol: I had […]

Your strange questions answered

Questions being the search terms used to find this site. Many of the search terms are questions relating to Form 888: as that form has its very own page, I am not answering any of those here! There are other questions that regularly pop up. what is motherhood in the computer No, no, no. Look […]

Dear Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Dear Julie, You and I have a lot in common, I notice. I am only thirteen months older than you and we both grew up on farms: mine was sheep and cattle. We are both female, something I will look at again later. We are both degree qualified and we both work. As you know, […]

Necessity is the mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention, so they say! I thought today I would share two small experiences of the process of lateral thought. Our kids had never seen hot water bottles before arriving in Australia. It is never that cold in Nigeria! One evening during our first summer, I went to get ice-cream out […]

Learning a new dance

This damn trying to get a book published is a very strange dance. It goes like this. Just a jump to the right: I email off submission to company, being ultra careful to follow the rules. A step to the left: I follow company on social media (author rumour tells me this is OK). Hands […]

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