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After yesterday's article about IKEA's discriminatory practices, a reader contacted us to say that she was charged for the service at IKEA's Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shop but it didn't work.

Editorial Staff

IKEA has long exercised passive discrimination against those who choose to go shopping alone, with awkward trolleys, complex routes to car parks after check-out and even barriers to prevent solo-shoppers taking their purchase-laden trolleys to their cars, having to leave the trolley unattended while the car is found in an often large car park and brought back to the door. Recently, the company introduced another form of discrimination: this time against women, parents with children, the aged, infirm and disabled.

Editorial Staff

Replicated, with permission, from Nigel Morris-Cotterill's blog at www.countermoneylaundering.com, here is a de-stressing story.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

When 38 year old Paul Wilson ordered a takeaway meal from The Indian Garden in the small North Yorkshire village of Easingwold, one of a chain of restaurants owned by Mohammed Khalique Zaman, Wilson made it clear that he was allergic to peanuts and that his meal must be prepared without any. The order was marked "no nuts" and the words "no nuts" was written on the container. Wilson died from an allergic reaction, Teesside Crown Court has heard.

Editorial Staff

Amazingly, a cosmetic surgeon in the UK does not need to be a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He just needs a medical licence (and sometimes not even that) and a scalpel (or a syringe or some shiny tech). In the highly lucrative - and highly competitive - world of "procedures," the General Medical Council says things have to change.

Editorial Staff

It's four years since author Jefferson Galt posted this article to his blog. It bears repeating.

I'm at home, somewhere in the French countryside.

Today's a free day! I don't mean it's a day with nothing to do (although, actually, that's pretty much the plan) I mean it's a day that is normally left out of calculations.

29 February 2012. A bonus day every four years.

And a day that some cultures claim has special meaning.

Jefferson Galt

"We're all grown ups," said my father. "We all know what's happening and we all know what's going to happen. We just have to get on with it."

There's an old, bad taste, joke that the longest ten minutes in the world is waiting for last night's date to dress and leave. That has nothing on waiting to die.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill




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