Chris Keane, Rodney Crute,Lynne Poleson, Shane Nunan, David Calvey, Tony DeGiovanni, Barry Galbraith


Rodney Crute of Hunters Hill has often heard the saying “never buy a car made on Friday” (C8). “I just wonder how is it possible to determine on what day a car is made, let alone on a Friday. And aren’t cars made over a period of days?”

An answer to Rodney’s question, at least in part, from Chris Keane of Seattle (US), who recently took his somewhat ancient van in for a service. “The mechanic was amazed and extremely dubious when I mentioned that I rarely have problems with it — after hundreds of thousands of miles it’s still running like a champ. He noted the VIN, looked it up in some database he had and, with a triumphant smile, told me, “Yes, it was built on a Wednesday (C8). Congratulations!'”

Further to “no truths, just different ways of looking at things”, (C8) Lynne Poleson of Kingsford told her “six-year-old grandson Jack that I am not old, I’ve just been young for a very long time. He is still thinking about it”.

More support for the “no truth, just perception” argument of Wittgenstein via Lilienthal (C8) from Shane Nunan of Finley, citing the philosophical Superman argument. “Three people on a Metropolis street corner look up. One declares that a flying object is a plane, another says it is a bird and the third suggests it is Superman. Three people see exactly the same thing but each has a different perception of the object. Which one is ‘true’?”

David Calvey of Gosford also joined the public service (C8) upon leaving school in 1961. “The advice I was given was not to look out of the window during the morning for fear I’d have nothing to do in the afternoon. I doubt whether things have changed.”



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