Billothewisp does not watch the telly that much.
Tonight though (for his sins) he is watching (with one eye only) "The Apprentice" on BBC1.
There are in this program, as you may know, a bunch of obnoxious wannbee "iconoclasts" brandishing the egos and generally prancing around. Each one desperately trying to be dynamic and go-getting.
Apparently they are making/selling biscuits.
But most of the time they are more interested in bigging themselves up and knifing each other in the back.
Now, Billothewisp is an average sort of bloke. Moderation in all things is his paradigm. He always tries to accommodate different views and attitudes.
He tries to be understanding and tolerant.
But tonight he has to ask:
How have these people managed to live this long without being murdered?