Old John's 

Xmas Almanac

No 8 ~ 1997

Still yet one more Cornucopia of 

Aphorisms, Axioms, Saws, Maxims,

Proverbs, Quotations & Adages

for the

Busy OSRAM Manager




I know what I am saying has no relevance to your business, you have no interest in it, you want to discuss something else important and you are paying for my time but damn it I will say what SNI have told me to say

SNI's R/3 lecturer on an executive appreciation course (the last)

Real men have bellies

Bavarian saying (from NS)


Terry, Alison, Veronica, Lee (twice),

Melanie was a much better kisser than Ian is


Team shirts on - trousers down!

Manstrat team chant

OK mate!


Can you please explain again your radical new concept of keeping accurate stock records - I'm still not sure I understand

An old OUK stock controller

Sometimes I have a more detrimental effect 

Sometimes I have a less detrimental effect

RC at Wadenhoe

You could say that a man with 2 whiteboards is the ultimate poseur

Oscar Wilde of MCC

It's not gratuitous it's all in context


The high exchange rates are badly affecting my exports!!

AM to Dr Bobst, alledgedly

Uncle Derek doesn't even know I'm not talking to him

DJS's mum, as an example of befriending your enemies

ISD wish you and your staff

a Happy Christmas and a

Peaceful and Successful New Year


All warfare is based on deception...when he (the enemy) concentrates, prepare against him; when he is strong avoid him. Anger his general and confuse him.

Sun Tzu - The Art of War

After zis fifz yer zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evruvun vil fin it ezi to unterstand ech ozer

- ze drem vil finili hav kum tru

from the Policy document setting out the 5year plan to introduce OGRE - OG Real English







          These headlines spotted in the national press over the last year  prove yet again that OUK staff are prepared to do their own thing - and good luck to them I say!