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Thursday, January 12, 2012

It Adds Up

Since gaining employment at Hungry Jacks we've been attempting to encourage Miss17 to save money, rather than waste it on junk food and clothes like Tracey and I did when we were her age.

There's a train of thought which says if you save 10% of everything you earn you will retire comfortably. We've suggested, because she doesn't have many overheads at the moment, she save at least half of what she earns.

Fortunately, she's been listening and the numbers in her savings account just keep going up.

Yesterday, Miss17 ran into the kitchen to tell me she had a grand saved. Only what she squealed was, "Dad! Dad! I have a comma in my savings account!"

She was never much good at knowing what to do with them in English, so it's nice to think she's got the hang of them in maths.

Keep going, sweetie, and one day there might well be two.

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Bruce Devereaux is one of the nicest people he knows. When not at work he enjoys reading, writing, hiding from his children and not changing nappies.


His career, and if we used the term any more loosely an e might fall out, has included a gardener, a personal lender, a console operator, a stop/go man (not as big a bludge as you might think but great if you’re into sunburn, abuse and varicose veins), a cleaner of banks and pubs and, for a very brief period, a door to door salesman (until the last door he knocked on was answered by a very scary woman with tremendously hairy legs).


Bruce Devereaux currently works as a forty-five-year-old award winning customer service officer (glass statuette available upon request) for the Bank of Queensland and as a very casual employee for Corrective Services. He likes to believe he excels at both but then he has always been prone to exaggeration.


His favourite colour is green, with a picture of Dame Nellie Melba on one side and General Sir John Monash on the other. His favourite flower is self-raising.

 If you see him around town, call his wife immediately - he's probably snuck out and left her alone with all the kids.


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