Surely not!! Let's face it. Firstly, the fact that our better halves watch these programmes means that we have between half an hour and 2 hours of peace and quiet. Eastenders then Coronation Street then The Bill then Casualty. It gives us a chance to slope off unnoticed (until they get thirsty!). Secondly, when we want to watch the footie, we can use the "but you've spent (insert relevant time period) watching (insert relevant programme(s)), it must be our turn". Thirdly, the standard of acting knocks Larry Olivier into a cocked hat. Surely Shane Ritchie is up to play Henry V. Fourthly, it gives everyone an insight into life in the East End of London and Manchester. Better than the Discovery channel. It surely must be true to life. Soaps, long may they live. Only surpassed by those wonderful programmes "I'm a celebrity get me out of here", "Big Brother" and the one about people trying to be popstars, sorry, making Simon Cowell a fortune, which go on all night. OK. Slightly tongue in cheek, but you get my drift. Colin Colin Wilding Policy & Processing Manager HCC Diversified Financial Products Ltd A subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. Mailto:cwilding@xxxxxxxx Tel: +44 20 7680 2933 -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of franklyn fisher Sent: 09 September 2005 15:12 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Job Satisfaction Eastenders!!! Are you a machocist!!! Stick to what you are good at, and appreciated for. Frank F Ps Same goes for the other so called soaps, what a load of rubbish, to think I pay good money every year for that trash. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- This email and any attachments are sent in confidence, subject to applicable legal privilege and upon the basis that the recipient will conduct appropriate virus checks. If you receive this email in error, please telephone us upon receipt and delete the email upon our instruction: you are strictly prohibited from using, copying or disseminating it or any information contained in it, save to the intended recipient. Internet communications are not secure and HCC Diversified Financial Products Ltd is not responsible for their abuse by third parties, nor for any alteration or corruption in transmission, nor for any damage or loss caused by any virus or other defect. Further, HCC Diversified Financial Products Ltd is not responsible for the sender's views which are not necessarily the views of HCC Diversified Financial Products Ltd nor for any third party statements contained and forwarded in any email communications. No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this email and no liability shall be accepted for any loss arising from its use. HCC Diversified Products Ltd, registered in England (No.3469568), registered address: Walsingham House, 35 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AH, is an appointed representative of both Houston Casualty Company, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, and Houston Casualty Company Europe, Seguros y Reaseguros S.A., which is authorized by Direccion General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of UK business.