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Fitness for Purpose

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Fitness for Purpose

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Postby bungeejumper » October 9th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Loosely translated by yours truly from the recently-rediscovered first draft of some Scottish play or other. (I'm having a quiet day.)

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps on this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time.
"You know you bought that fitness gear last year.
So how about you use it, husband dear?"

“I’ll ride the bike tomorrow, run the treadmill after that.
But first I need the allen key that’s missing since July,
I think the neighbours borrowed it, you know how neighbours are.”
I can’t do anything with all the set-up wrong.
“And anyway, it’s Tuesday now, and Bake-Off’s on the box
And ooooh, me glutes are playing up, so not tonight…”

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty stuff, and creaky limbs,
And wheezy hearts and sagging riffs.
And clobber cupboards filled with good intent.

But, tripping over dumb-bells on the stairs
One final time, Yep, now it’s got to go.

Out, out, brief fad! False friend!
And stick your gold gym membership as well.
Deception’s but a transient thing, and costly too
As now my wobbling overdraft avers.

This walking shadow, this poor player,
This Feckless Fool who puffs and frets his hour on the machine,
And then is seen no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Chat, fat, yoga mat. Maybe I could manage that?

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Re: Fitness for Purpose

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Postby geoff1309 » October 31st, 2020, 5:32 am

hello I cannot find NEW Topic so can the moderator do this for me under the heading Old Age, thank you. I live in Thailand and have no debts and live a comfortable life with no debts and my family well taken care of financially. I am 80 years old have a few health prblems but with luck have 5 yrs or more before my demise! Have been trading for over 30 years , have taken a hit of minus 23% the last year like many I suspect, I have sold off a lot of the worse losers and now sit with a cash pile of same in my bank earning next to nothing. I have a dilema weather to 1. re invest 2. use it to top up my winners or 3 do nothing but wait and see what happens in the near future , would apprciate opions, thank you

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Re: Fitness for Purpose

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Postby bungeejumper » November 3rd, 2020, 2:40 pm

Bumping. Can anybody kindly guide this chap toward a more fruitful/relevant board?

FWIW, I'm also heavily in cash at the moment, so I'm looking for macro clues. Have made a tidy sum from China funds in the last three years, with FCSS up 48% (sterling) to date, but that might not last if the Trumpster gets back in. But even with a Biden victory, a Shiller p/e ratio of 30.55 on the S&P is going to take a bit of justifying. :|

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Re: Fitness for Purpose

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Postby Snorvey » November 3rd, 2020, 2:47 pm

Hookers and cocaine would be my preferred option.

HTH


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