Tag: Eastern European

Bully Boss

Bully Boss Tactics

There have been few reasons for me to think about my “Bully Boss” in recent years, but the Jeffrey Express bus had the sort of heating on yesterday that I first experienced at Swimer House in 1986. I have suffered it several times since, too, including in this very hotel room.

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man on trotter at gym

Trotter Off, Wait Your Turn

How are you, my dear Jimmy? Wish you were here! America at this moment is the place to be. It is the most wonderful thing that the day after the Arabs and Israelis choose to “bury their differences,” four American presidents past and present decide to sign a Trade Agreement with their other American neighbours. Isn’t that wonderful? What could be more befitting?

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No toilets at the Swimer office. Had to use public facilities at Aldgate East.

Ralph Swimer and Me

In the first two buildings that Ralph Swimer Limited occupied, no white person would work. Not even those without qualifications. The Swimer family lived above the first shop at 22 Whitechurch Lane, and their living quarters were as disgusting as the business premises below.

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