By Charlie Hutton 

February 25, 2024 Charlie Hutton

I bought a new house…  Correction: my wife did.  Well, she did all the negotiating.  Now, I know Em can stand her ground.  (That’s an immovable pint-sized mountain I’ve endured many a time.) Anyway, the house has been a saga….  A saga that is long, boring, and depressing in parts, so I won’t go into it now.  But safe to say, after a long time, we finally found one we liked.  Now, this house ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

February 22, 2024 Charlie Hutton

Got this in last week:  ======== “Charlie, you seem to treat all your customers with disdain and they love you for it. How do you get away with it?! Don’t you care?” Mark, Swansea.  ======== Short answer? Nope, I don’t care, Mark. Now the more instructive answer is this:   It’s not disdain, it’s mistrust.  I’ve been around the block so I automatically mistrust everyone at first pass.  Now, there are folks who I would ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

February 18, 2024 Charlie Hutton

Like the cockroach that can’t be killed… Or the Phoenix rising from the ashes… (depending on how you look at it) Donald Trump is back.  As I write, it looks like the 2024 Republican nomination is his. He’ll run for President of the USA – again.  Despite the court cases…  Despite the “pyssy grabbing”…  And despite the lost election…  Chances are, 2024 will be Trump vs Biden.  Again.   Who will win the next round?  ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

February 15, 2024 Charlie Hutton

Yesterday an old friend asked me this…   “Charlie, would you rather have a tooth out, or hire a new employee?”  My response: “Wisdom tooth every time.” Especially if they are giving out the good drugs.  Truth is, I’d go tooth – even without the meds.  See I’m not a fan of employees…  Even the good ones.  Now, this might be because I’m a cranky, selfish dude with little patience.  … Or it might be ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

February 13, 2024 Charlie Hutton

It’s Valentine’s tomorrow, so let me tell you a story. It’s about Emma, my wife…  Truth is she’s no fan of February 14th.  Which is good news for me. No flowers, no card, no effort required.  Now ‘why’ she hates it is very instructive….  Because it’s not for the reason you’d think.  See, she worked in a fancy restaurant when she was a teen. Her favourite night of the year to work? Valentines.  Not ...

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