I had the honour today of deputising for the one and only, Bob Simpson, who’s currently off on his holidays somewhere – and hopefully enjoying himself.
So I decided to start off today by looking at what woman does for a career.
Claiming to rake in a less than shabby sum of around £390,000 per annum, 46-year old OLIVIA BENTLEY, from Idaho, is clearly not doing badly but what does she actually do?
Well believe it or not but she says she’s a “kind of” marriage councillor.
But when I say “kind of”, her operation is somewhat hands on, hosting one-to-three hour sessions providing emotional support which involves teaching couples some rather saucy tips and tricks – even to the extent of jumping into bed with them!
She also sees some of her male clients individually!
Is that even legal?
Previously employed at the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Nevada, Olivia admits that she has no official counselling qualifications, but does hold a masters in education!
Her “life changing” services attract up to 10 people a week and she’s also training to be a fitness influencer and competitor.
One of her top tips to overweight men is to do more sit-ups to avoid developing a big gut.
Moving on rapidly, in the second hour of today’s programme we looked at the modes of transport used by some animals.
For example police in the US state of Nebraska recently responded to a bizarre emergency call after a bull was spotted riding shotgun in the front passenger seat of a car!
Vehicle owner, Lee Meyer often drives the modified vehicle in parades throughout the region.
Half of its windshield and roof have been removed to create a space for his Watusi bull, known as Howdy Doody.
A yellow metal cattle gate functions as a replacement for the passenger side door, enabling Howdy Doody to be securely tied up.
On this occasion, however, no parade was involved and although a number of traffic violations must have occurred, police decided to let Mr Meyer off with a caution provided he took Howdy Doody straight back to his home 36 miles away.
Having never previously dealt with anything similar, they probably didn’t know what forms they might have to complete, how to fill them out, and so were probably relieved to find any excuse to avoid the paperwork involved.
According to Mr Meyer’s wife, Rhonda, Howdy Doody is now an integral part of their family, has been Mr Meyer’s “friend and buddy” ever since he got him eight or nine years ago. She also confessed that she wasn’t always entirely enthusiastic about the amount of money her husband had spent on the bull over the years, money which could have paid for a brand new kitchen.
But these kind of incidents are not confined to the US as a little while ago a runaway pony was found to be in a state of panic amidst vehicles on the A48 near Cardiff and when a bus heading for Cardiff stopped, members of the public tried to calm the animal down.
The bus driver then suggested that they try to coax the animal onto the bus.
The accessibility ramps were lowered and the pony then happily boarded the bus which was then driven to a nearby hospital to be re-united with its owner.
A happy ending for all then!
All being well I hope to be back on parade next Monday from 1pm and again on Tuesday, and with Bob still on his holidays, I’ll again be deputising for him next Wednesday 27th September when I hope to be honoured with your company once again,