Michael Edwards

THE STATISTICIAN

 

 

 

THE STATISTICIAN

 

When things looked bleak in his bank account

he enrolled for a job on a pollen count.

 

Comments6

  • Goldfinch60

    Counting pollen is hard once you get passed ten.

    “There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
    ― Benjamin Disraeli

    • Michael Edwards

      Trouble with pollen is it sticks to your fingers

    • dusk arising

      He just had to be a busy bee i guess.

      p.s. is that a typo in the title or am i missing something?

      • Michael Edwards

        I*t's a typo - about to correct it - thanks Dusk

      • orchidee

        Oh lol, good write M. Did Miss Berles enrol on a syllable-counting job?
        A fine pic too. I can't 'cross some (river) bridges when I come to them'. If they are too high, I can see the water beneath, and think I am going to fall in.

        • Michael Edwards

          Yes a little stream passes the Church - this painting was done for a bride who married there.

          Miss Berles went to the count by coach with Sylla Bus

          • orchidee

            All this Berles family! I've got to know more abstract paintings lately. I been to one show so often, some of them know me by name. It's held twice a year.

          • Goldfinch60

            Sorry MIchael, I forgot to say how much I like that painting, is that the bridge that leads to God?

            • Michael Edwards

              It could be - its Medbourne - a delightful village near by.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Ahhhhh UNCLE MIKE ~ The Pack Horse Bridge @ MEDBOURNE ~ I know it well an Affluent Anonymous Friend of mine has a Holiday Cottage ~ and Angela & I have attended the Church ~ Un Mondo pequeno ! Love the mini~ode but joking aside the Ubiquitous Pollen Count is an indicator for peaople who suffer from Pollen Sinusitis to stay indoors !
              Blessings & Love ~ BRIAN & ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡
              Please to check our Poem on the "Armour of God" Thanks A & B !

              • Michael Edwards

                Pollen allergies can come on unexpectedly - the pollen counters have to count very quickly. :) :)

              • Fay Slimm.

                Oh Michael - My brain must be going awry cos after a double read of your fun two-liner still cannot see how the pollen count would interest a statistician who is getting near bankruptcy. Or have I missed the punchline in this piece of clever wit through gazing too long at your exquisite watercolour - - must say a quick á-bientot though now - will review again in the morn - - so bon nuit my friend.and be well soon.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Thanks Fay - actually it's a total nonsense - you can't count pollen (unless you use a microscope I guess but why would you?) - perhaps I should have called him a mathematician. It's all bonkers anyway.



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