Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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I JUST WANTED TO KEEP BUSY

There are people who relax for a while before starting a new job, and then there's Jonathan Blair-Sloan. The $232,000-a-year stockbroker is waiting for a few formalities to be taken care of before he completes a transfer from Warsaw to Tokyo. So, did he head for a tropical beach? Maybe check a few books out of the library to do some reading for pleasure? Nah. Instead, he went home to Dorchester, England, and hired on at West Dorset Services as a temporary trash collector - at $5.80 an hour. Said Blair-Sloan: "I'm the sort of person who cannot stand to be out of work."

LET'S PROCEED WITH CAUTION

Meanwhile, only 7 percent of Britons responding to a recent survey said they believe in love at first sight - such as when two pairs of eyes meet across a crowded room. The survey sampled the views of 1,000 people. By comparison, 45 percent of Italians (who also were queried) endorsed the concept as a solid basis for a lasting relationship.

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