The Mad World

A blind man had supervised his one legged provisionally licensed son on the motorway, and the E.C. had issued guidelines to schoolchildren on how to eat a carrot safely. £10,000 had been awarded to a lady who had tripped over her own feet in a supermarket, because she was distracted by the bright lights and garish advertisements. Somebody had applied to university as ‘Mr. Michael Mouse’ and even though they had no formal qualifications, they had been provisionally accepted. A man had stopped collecting lawnmowers because his garden was so full of them that he couldn’t get to the grass to cut it. Another had just started to collect Concorde engines. Women were waiting until they were over thirty before having children, and men were waiting until they were over thirty before leaving home for the first time. Some youngsters had trashed a skateboard park, a playground and a sports centre, because there was nothing for them to do on the estate and they were bored. The University of Little Fryup was offering courses in Tuck Shop Management, with guaranteed first class honours degrees for the first fifty applicants. A group of WRENS had objected to wearing hats with the badge ‘HMS Impenetrable’. A rare fork which had been used to eat missionaries had come up for auction. Dummy television cameras were being installed in some churches to encourage attendance. Young men on benefits were being taught how to get up in the morning. A man had ‘phoned 999 because he’d run out of cigarettes.
The asylum had indeed been turned inside out………


2 Responses to “The Mad World”

  1. Hi Leo,

    I like your style and have subscribed to your site, but I’m a little confused as to where to start reading. Could you please give me a link to the beginning of the book? Thanks and greetings from Croatia.

  2. Hi Franjo,
    Great to hear from you. There are lots of places to access the book, nearly all of which are free.
    You can read it on screen at my site, or download the free pdf file – see
    Smashwords have a free Kindle download available (choose ‘free ebooks’ and search for ‘Looking Through the Windows of Madness’. Their address is
    If you’re really keen you can get the paperback from or, but they will charge for this.
    Of course, the old posts are available on my blogsite.
    Thanks very much for your subscription!

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