I was on a course at work recently that was quite good. This is unusual, because lots of courses are crap in my opinion, so even the half-decent ones really stand out. I'll admit, however, to being something of a course whore. This is because (A) I'm not at work (B) I often bump into an old mate I can natter to at the back during the Powerpoint Torture Session and (C) the tea and biscuits are usually pretty good. The only downfalls are, to my mind, (A) Trainers (where do they go for the Training Lobotomy that turns them into politically-correct David Brent characters? It must be a very sinister place) and (B) the Health and Safety lecture at the start ("guess what wnaker, I can see the fire escape. It's got fcuking FIRE ESCAPE written on it in big red letters"). The other mystery is what I shall call "Veg's Razor" which states that: For every sexy course opportunity offered there shall be at least a dozen crap ones that are mandatory. So, for example, you might go on a course where you blow car doors off with a shotgun, or go on the skidpan in a very fast car or learn how to smash doors in with battering rams. These are very rare indeed. OTOH, I have actually attended, and have on my training record "The Heavy Lifting Course" which teaches you, er, how to lift heavy things. There are lots of courses like this (report writing, Human Rights training, a plethora of suicide-inducing IT system guff). I'm sure we've all done our fair share of crap courses, the heavy lifting one being for me the nadir of meaningful training. What were yours? You can boast about the sexy ones too, if you like. V!