Education




G'Day! How should I communicate with you, Peter?

Be brief, be bright and be gone.


Let me ask you some lifestyle questions

Q: Dogs or cats? A: Dogs.
Q: Ever wanted to be a General? A: Motors or Electric?
Q: What's your nickname? A: Pedro, PSel, Mr. Reliable.
Q: Who would you like to meet and why? A: Marc Márquez. Exemplary conduct.
Q: Grocery list includes? A: Bananas.
Q: Last night's dinner was? A: Barramundi.
Q: You can't live without? A: Medication - Type 2 Diabetes.
Q: Saturday nights you drink? A: Anything.
Q: Your favourite cut of meat? A: Eye fillet.
Q: What are you proud of? A: Family / mates.
Q: Biggest advice given is? A: Make the decision.
Q: Your dream car is? A: BMW.
Q: On weekends you like to? A: Watch sport. Travel to attend these days.
Q: First thing you do when you wake up? A: Check the time.
Q: What peeves you off the most? A: Small talk.
Q: First job? A: Petrol pump attendant.
Q: People always hassle you about? A: Too stubborn; Too serious; Having younger friends.
Q: What's your greatest loss? A: 31 year marriage - traded in for a new and improved model.


What about drink and drugs?

Q: Do you drink too much? A: "I drink to make other people more interesting." (Ernest Hemingway, 1889 – 1961). "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." (Francis Albert Sinatra, 1915 – 1998).

Q: Do you load up on drugs that are on the WADA banned list? A: Of course. Especially if it is banned both in and out of competition. This means I cannot legally attend a sporting event. I have self injected EPO, prescribed by The Blood Unit at Cabrini Hospital, to fix anemia.


Correctness

Q: Do you always think that you are right? A: I'm neither right nor wrong because people agree with me.


What about dinner invitations, who impresses and who does not?

Q: People you would invite to dinner? A: Two of my best friends, Eddie McGuire, Barack Obama, Marc Márquez, Sam Kekovich, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Richard deCrespigny, Hank Marvin. We'll ignore social distancing as the pandemic has passed.

Q: 8 people from whom you would decline an invite to dinner? A: Lleyton Hewitt, Brendan Fevola, Peter Garrett, Robert Allenby, Julia Gillard, Lady Gaga, Bob Brown, Germaine Greer, the page is too small.

Q: Most impressive Australians A: Dick Smith, Des Renford, Betty Cuthbert.

Q: Celebrity chef? A: Colonel Harland D. Sanders.
Q: Actor? A: Peter Falk.
Q: Musician? A: Neil Diamond - 50+ year genius.
Q: Sports star? A: Jack Brabham (F1).
Q: Level 5 Leader? A: Richard de Crespigny (QF32).
Q: Contribution to society achievement? A: Alan Turing (Enigma code). Churchill said he made the biggest contribution to the Allies victory in WWII.

Q: Most unimpressive Australians A: How much time do you have? George Pell, Alan Bond, Paul Hogan, Derryn Hinch, Rolf Harris, Margaret Court.
Victoria's Minister for Equality Martin Foley said: "Ms. Court represented a world that no longer existed." One of the greatest tennis players of all time. I saw her play at Kooyong. I think she is a goat twice over and therefore now has four legs.

Q: Who is Australia's worst Prime Minister? McMahon, Whitlam, Fraser, Gorton, Gillard, Rudd, Turnbull or Morrison. A: A worthy list, I should say. It would have to be Turnbull,but only just. He was a member of the wrong party. Pecksniffian. Morrison is the sentimental analyst whose favourite pastime is dissecting past experiences in depth. A follower.

Q: You've laid it on thick there - best? A: Chifley. By the length of the straight. Some rivals are still not at the racecourse.


Losses, outlook, reputation etc.

Q: Your most recent loss? A: 10 kg. Jan - May 2016; Marriage - January 2017.
Q: Your greatest fear? A: Another stroke plus what's on my Disc profile.
Q: Your outlook on life? A: Do what I enjoy.
Q: You would never eat? A: Baked beans. Tripe. Haggis.
Q: You have a reputation as a great planner don't you? A: Yes. I am renowned for spontaneous planning to attend known future events.
Q: Your most treasured possession? A: Home.
Q: Dis man create God? A: Did God create Darwin?


You love hypocrites and non-thinkers don't you?

Q: Please define hypocrite. A: A greenie is someone who lives in a wooden house and drives an electric car that is powered by a coal fired generation plant. They are also the 'Social Justice Warrior' who treats me as a vandal if I do not subscribe to their views gained by spending too much time at university. Here is how they operate: Climate change disciples having fun at the Glastonbury Music Festival while caring for the environment - Click Here.

Q: What's the best food label you have seen? A: "Your daily intake may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs." Bulltish: the intake is what you eat, surely.


What's your investment philosophy?

Q: Time horizon? A: Forever less one day.
Q: Any favourite Warren Buffett quotes? A: "The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect." and "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."


Biggest changes in your lifetime?

A1: The abandonment of loyalty and trust. This is supported by ongoing research at edelman.com.

A2: The lack of a need for higher education for all. Research, by Global Demographics, highlights that Switzerland, Norway and Australia are over educated, implying that more capital spent on education in these countries will have minimal contribution to increasing productivity per worker to grow Gross Domestic Product.
For example, it's a disgrace that Melbourne University costs $2.1B p.a. to run for NEXT TO NOTHING. 2,838 new Arts students; see what I mean.

A3: People simply cannot think through things anymore. Smart but cannot reason. e.g. Made in Australia from Australian and imported ingredients. Please tell me where else the ingredients are coming from.


Are you ethical?

Yes indeed. Sometimes excessively so.


What barriers do you come up against?

Q: Would you rather hit every red light for the rest of your life OR always be wrong? A: Red lights. It happens already. No change since I got my licence on 27 June 1972. As for being wrong, that simply never happens.


Tell me about it

Q: Where were you educated? A: I am totally self educated. I attended Melbourne Grammar School, The University of Melbourne and the University of Tulsa.

Q: How did your parents assist in your education? A: They did absolutely nothing. I taught myself by immersing myself in books all weekend. Their answer was always: "The answer is no, now what was your question?". So I had plenty of time to self educate.

Q: What about the school years generally? A: My mother was 'The empathetic charmer who can get you to do anything for them 'for your own good'. My father watched. It was hopeless although I did not realise it at thee time.


Where were you born?

A: Richmond, Victoria - Bethesda Hospital (Now part of Epworth). Only child of Olwyn and Howden, perhaps the only Olwyn and Howden known to mankind.


What was your first job?

A: Pump Jockey, Caltex Campbellfield, Victoria. Manager after two months. was the only staff member at Caltex who had ever worked in a Service Station. I have some great stories in my book!


What got you into oil?

A: Pure luck. It was the second job that I applied for.


Any ambition now?

A: To be happy on the Sunshine Coast after my Unmarriage.


What are you told about your future?

A: I'm told that I still have plenty in the tank. I'm also told that I have spent too much time with strangers and people whom I do not even like and who really are not friends. Henceforth, I will concentrate on spending time only with people who I love, like or admire.


Any chance of another interview?

A: You will have to be very persuasive. I really want to be interviewed by the Betoota Advocate.
I must say that the pleasure has been all mine; the anti-virus can swear, but the file is clean.