Managing your manager I was talking to someone the other day about someone who had recently got a new manager. I asked him if he knew how to manage his manager, and he looked at me strangely. Everyone needs to know how to do this, it's the art of getting your manager to do what you want in order to get your job done. I think most managers need managing, my present one excepted ;-). It's a combination of psychology and business sense. I think I need to write a book on it. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Night shopping As we had run out of milk, I went to the local supermarket last night at 10 pm. The otherwise quiet streets echoed to the sounds of my two-stroke motor. I was surprised to see at least three families, husband, wife and young children, out for a shopping trip. Maybe it was a special treat for half-term, but not my idea of fun.