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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Elephants and bicycle riders never forget

Frog is a tad nonplussed. He's been running two externally funded reading projects projects (Book Off and Booked If I Know) for the past couple of years. Up until Mary's retirement she held the purse-strings and had to approve all expenditure. Which is why there hasn't been much, as nearly all the ideas he had were "too expensive." He did manage a "very expensive" launch for the projects, involving a performance poet who offered a mad big discount because he enjoys coming over here, but aside from that, nada.

Frog's received a letter from the funding agency today asking why none of the money's been accounted for and asking for a statement of expenditure by 1st April. So he asked Maisie how much money was left uncommited in that budget...

If you see somebody driving a Maserati full of stuffed pink elephants you'll know where he's been working.


wendy house said...

I guess Frog being a tad nonplussed is a step better than being a tad pole. (sorry. couldn't resist)

syncopated eyeball said...

Poor frustrated Froggie!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Frog could rename this event "Throw Away Your Accounts Books and Read Some Proper Ones".

nursemyra said...

"Booked if I know" is a great expression. I'm going to use that at work next time someone asks me a silly question

Kevin Musgrove said...

Naughty Wendy! (-:

eyeball: ah, but he's out of the traps now and can spend, spend, spend, just so long as he does it in the next two weeks.

Gadjo: you'll be winding up that Madame DeFarge. Don't say I didn't warn you.

nursemyra: we've been using it with gay abandon