Saturday, November 26, 2005

I have been so angry


This is work-related so I have to be discreet

Everyone agreed that it was a good idea, so why can't people get their bloody fingers out and get someone to help me?


Thank goodness it's the weekend.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

I love it when the citizen fights back

Citizen fights against fine.

He hasn't got a hope of course, but at least he's trying.

Friday, November 18, 2005

What Guards character am I?

Apparently, I'm

Discworld: Which Ankh-Morpork City Watch Character are YOU?

It's been a hard week

Why are bureaucracies so bl**dy minded? I just want something done, so why can't my colleagues extend me the same courtesy that I extend them? It looks like it's all going to get sorted, but slowly. Grrr...

Friday, November 11, 2005

Armistice day

Today is the eleventh of November. On this day in 1918, at 11:00 the guns fell silent after four years of war.

At the going down of the sun.

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
There shall beIn that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke, War Sonnet V, The Soldier

Sunday, November 06, 2005

I almost lost my father

Yesterday I had an alarming call from my mother.My father's nearly 80. He caught a late night (arriving past midnight) train to return home. He fell asleep on the train and missed his stop, but woke in time for the next stop. At the next stop he got out and slipped and knocked himself out on the platform. Nobody noticed - or if they did, didn't bother - and the station was unattended.

He severely grazed his face. Fortunately the grazing by his eye didn't break - that can be very bloody. When he came to, he decided to walk home - only a few miles, but he is nearly 80. There were no taxis and he didn't have the means to call one.Fortunately it was a warm night, otherwise he'd be dead of exposure, either from when he knocked himself out or during the walk home.I'm much relieved that he got home safely. He now looks like he's gone a few rounds with Mike Tyson.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Car problems followup

It was the exhaust - a baffle up near the gearbox.