A somewhat chaotic life

A modest man of deep Christian faith, Martin Dent was unmarried. But he had many friends. One lady was invited to dinner at what Dent described as an excellent restaurant. She dressed for the occasion, only to be told on arrival that the place had closed three months earlier. Fortunately, Dent said, there was a good fish and chip shop nearby, to which they happily adjourned.

One comment on “A somewhat chaotic life

  1. “We wanted to find a way of forgiving the debts of others without saying it was OK for them to come back and ask for some more money next year. This is a one-off remission, not to be repeated, if at all, for a considerable period. Only in this way can we have a new beginning.”

    The problem with this is that fiscal rectitude is pretty much like every other sort of rectitude. You can insist that you won’t take money for sex, except for this once and pretty soon you’re a tart plying your trade on the street. The Spanish Crown went down this route. Honest, it was only the one off. But it wasn’t. God knows Greece and Argentina have been down the route. Even Britain has tried it with inflation rather than defaults.

    Either you’re pregnant or you’re not. Either you are chosen among the Elect or you’re not. At least in fiscal matters.

    Fortunately, Dent said, there was a good fish and chip shop nearby, to which they happily adjourned.

    Martin Dent, born July 11 1925, died May 2 2014

    So, umm, he was not the marrying sort then? Of the old fashioned British sort rather than the modern American Diva model? OK. Fair enough.

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