Kip Esquire’s Law in action

A group of scientific friends from Cambridge were planning a trans-Sahara expedition from Morocco to Algeria in 1970 and needed a navigator. He accepted with alacrity and the expedition members became friends for life. As well as plotting the route, Pigott doled out the expedition’s rations, including one Mars bar per day per man. After two weeks the team doctor pointed out that everyone had lost weight other than the rations officer. Pigott came clean, confessing to his chocolate addiction.

6 thoughts on “Kip Esquire’s Law in action”

  1. You can’t catch me sleepin’…Don’t you ever believe that. I’m not that dumb. The day you try to put anything over on me will be a costly one for both of you…Any more lip out of you and I’ll haul off and let ya have it. If ya know what’s good for ya, ya won’t monkey around with Fred C. Dobbs.

  2. Can’t say I found it worth taking a navigator. Turn left coming out of Tangier Port about covers it. Turning right at at Algiers might have been a mistake, though

  3. I understood that on one occasion a Mars exec discovered what a Mars bar became in Nigeria. He then suggested they be kept in the fridge – following which he was deluged with letters in pidgin English complaining that they wanted the old product back, because the new one threatened to break their teeth! It may or may not be true.

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