“Bob came home looking utterly wretched and buried his
head in his hands.
“I’ve been sacked,” he told his wife.
“After 35 years of doing the same job, day in, day out, I have
been replaced by an electronic gadget the size of a torch.
And the awful thing is,” he continued, “I can’t fault it. It can
do everything I can do, and do it better, and it will never
Bob looked up for comfort but his wife had gone. She was
down the shops looking to buy one.