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The Bucks Stop Here by Jim Parton

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Chapter 13

The job hunt had to start in earnest. I think it was lucky that it was now May and the skiing season was definitively over. I might have been tempted to go and do some more ‘thinking over’ in France.

Rika would soon be vacating the telephone for a week or so. There was no excuse. Sod the train set, sod the garden; on yer bike, Jim. A man has to get a job.

She was off to a television trade conference in Cannes (or was it Venice?). She would be manning the Japanese stand designed to sell the Japanese standard as the world’s next broadcasting standard, i.e. for High Definition TV. It is all part of an overall strategy for total world domination. HDTV is amazing, the picture quality is better than a glossy magazine, and we will all ...

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