I thought I would use my 1400th post to look at a phenomena that afflicts quite a few here, namely PAD or Posting Addiction Disorder. There are many theories on the causes of this malady. Some say it is caused by the incredible boredom of work life, others have put forward the novel theory that its a way of ignoring your wife without the urge to build a new swimming pool with her as part of the foundations. The 'disorder' can take on a variety forms such as compulsive discussion of one brand or tobacco whilst advancing the theory that all other blends taste like 'Swan Farts' or Owl Pellets. Other symptoms can include obsessions about one style of pipe to the general exclusion of everything else which has the effect of generating long turgid picture laden posts. Other give away signs of P.A.D are the manic personality and scary eyes that the poor afflicted soul has in the final stages of advanced P.A.D. There is no agreed cure for P.A.D however it is thought it might be a mild form of Aspergers syndrome but should you encounter one of these disturbed individuals just nod sagely and smile whilst shuffling off to the next exhibit/member etc and inoculate yourself with a couple of large scotches.