Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ask Agatha #5 – Charges of Hypocrisy

Dear Aunt Agatha, As a reasonably successful journalist, I try to reflect the lives and experiences of ordinary people in my work.  Like them, I...

Ask Agatha # 10 – I’ve Always Been A Hands On...

Dear Aunt Agatha, I need respect. People say that £3bn ought to be enough, but they’re wrong. I don’t need cash to buy companies that...

Ask Agatha # 11 – You Could Acquire Cypriot Citizenship

Dear Agatha, I'm in a job I don't really want, and can't think of one that I do. I only joined the International Rescue Committee...

Ask Agatha # 14 – I Tried to Follow in My...

Dear Aunt Agatha, Excuse me writing to you on my personal e-mail; I don't want the Feds to see it when they rifle through my...

Ask Agatha #12 – Dick Whittington Was Advised To Turn And...

Dear Aunt Agatha, It's taken me a long time to decide to write to you, just as it does for me to decide anything. ...

Ask Agatha #6 – Scored an Own Goal

Dear Aunt Agatha, A thought occurred to me on my paper round last week.  It’s a trivial problem.  I want to be liked and respected...

Ask Agatha #9 – I Was Hacking Good

My past stands in the way of my future.  I wanted to be a press mogul like Robert Maxwell and Rupert Murdoch, but lacked...

Ask Agatha #4 – People Want Me To Go

Dear Aunt Agatha, I need your advice on what to do next.  I obtained my present position because although just over half my colleagues regarded...

Ask Aunt Agatha #1 – Promising Political Career

Dear Aunt Agatha, I have a serious problem and need advice.  I had a promising political career and had achieved high office.  I worked with...

Ask Agatha #3 – An Unqualified Success

Dear Aunt Agatha, Although my name synonymous with beauty, I actually look like Voldemort.  My career has been called “an unqualified success,” largely because I...