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I too remember Whet fondly. He was the first to respond to my very first post on Arrse. You're talking bollox was a masterpiece of succinct correspondence.
I do recall that he was on long term invalidity benefit due to narcolepsy - a tendency to fall asleep instantly and without control. He felt it only fair to notify prospective employers that he might keel over at any moment, going head first into an office shredder, a deep fat fryer or a colleague's forehead.
Despite this he never felt it necessary to relinquish his HGV licence.
My bold... I love the way people think that it was the ancient Greeks that started democracy. However when you look at that supposed Democratic society, you will see that it was far from what most people today think of as Democracy. Only the FREE male non slaves could vote, Women & slaves had NO say in politics . from Wiki.. "It is difficult to estimate the number of slaves in ancient Greece, given the lack of a precise census and variations in definitions during that era. It is certain that Athens had the largest slave population, with as many as 80,000 in the 6th and 5th centuries BC,on average three or four slaves per household. In the 5th century BC, Thucydides remarked on the desertion of 20,890 slaves during the war of Decelea, mostly tradesmen. The lowest estimate, of 20,000 slaves, during the time of Demosthenes, corresponds to one slave per family. Between 317 BC and 307 BC, the tyrant Demetrius Phalereus ordered a general census of Attica, which arrived at the following figures: 21,000 citizens, 10,000 metics and 400,000 slaves "