Dear Dr. Jackson,
My girlfriend and I are planning to go away together on holiday for a month, in April next year. I really fancy a trek through the Amazon jungle , whereas she wants to idle the time away on a beach in Spain.
I hate getting sunburned and she hates spiders so we are going to come to blows about this and I would appreciate your advice.
We have not booked anything yet, but time is getting on and we need to come to a decision about the holiday in the next couple of weeks. How can we come to an agreement that pleases us both?
Yours, Amazonian Adventurer
Dear Amazonian Adventurer.
I see from your records that you and your ‘girlfriend’ work in the same SHADO department.
I have the perfect solution to your problem.
As you are aware, all furlough requests have to be approved by a senior officer.
Your application has been rejected. You may take two weeks holiday in May. Your current girlfriend has been allocated her annual leave in April.
Dear Dr Jackson.
I have been invited to a party to celebrate a friend’s birthday on the last day of this month. The dress code is ‘ informal’ and I am already wondering what to wear.
I dread turning up there in jeans and a t-shirt only to discover that everyone else is in smart suits.
Or even worse I turn up in my chinos and hand-made shirt to find everyone else in Bermuda shorts and garish Hawaiian shirts.
Please can you advise me?
Dear Perplexed Party-goer.
I have rescheduled the rota so that you will be on Moonbase at the end of the month. That will neatly solve your predicament.
However. You can afford hand-made shirts?
Please expect a visit from Dr Jackson on his return from McMurdo Sound. He will discuss your current salary and arrange for a full interrogation as soon as possible.
(This job is so easy! I don’t know why Jackson says it is difficult doing the Problem Page. I might just leave him where he is for another month.)