From: Gerald Hodgson, Spennithorne, Leyburn.
I DO not know whether to laugh or cry when I read that the banks cannot stop paying outrageous bonuses to their staff because they would risk losing their “best people”.
These are presumably the same “best people” whose greed and reckless dealing bankrupted their employers, put hundreds of thousands of decent people out of work and caused problems for the nation which will take years to solve.
Block these nuisance calls
From: Leslie Biggs, Eastfield Lane, Dunnington, York.
AS usual, I received four calls the other afternoon from India – two asking for me, one my wife, one the householder, prior to this two click off calls when the phone was answered.
I have complained to BT, they do not want to know. Only advice given was to change number, or pay for a pin number for foreign calls.
There must be loads of other folk the same? How about pressure on BT to filter or block these nuisance calls?
From: John Gordon, Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon.
IN the canine world, the female dog is called a “bitch” but because that term is used in a derogatory way when applied to humans, I have noticed that puppies are now called “girls”. This a pity because “bitch” is a useful technical term.
It seems to me to be wrong to treat an animal like a doll. How far will this anthropomorphism go?
Shall we be asked to call a kennel a “wendy-house”?