Friday, February 08, 2008

Late

Friday at last, although I’m not actually going into work first thing, as I have to go and give a talk this morning. I will wander into work after lunch (as I get free sandwiches after the talk and I’m not one to turn down free food). Then hopefully I’ll have the chance to catch up on the work that has built up while I have been out of the office this week and then head home.

I went to a meeting yesterday morning and arrived in time for the start but the chap at the reception desk was so slow that it took almost twenty minutes to get a pass and he then directed me to the wrong meeting room, so I had to go back to reception and ask him to tell me the correct one. He couldn’t find out so then I had to go somewhere else and find someone I knew who did know where the room was and he took me there. I was a mere thirty minutes late!

Given that my mobile phone broke last year and I am therefore using G’s old phone I want to replace my handset. My contract expired on 1 February, so I logged on to see what the options are but the site says that I’m not eligible. I phoned my mobile phone company to ask them about that and some other things and when they checked they agreed that my contract has expired and that I am now eligible for an upgrade but they get exactly the same message as me when they try to look at the options – I’m not eligible. So now I need to phone back today and they’ll see if they can work out the reason why. I could upgrade over the phone, but I want to be able to look at all the different options for myself first and then I can call them after that if I want to speak to someone. Why are these things never straightforward?

Anyway, it’s the weekend ahead, which might include a visit to a farm with my nephew and some application form writing. It’s an exciting life.

4 comments:

Tom Foolery (TF) said...

I hope you arrived it time for coffee and biscuits...
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About this cheap trip to Canada, don't get any funny notions about highjacking a plane Capt Random.
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Have a good weekend Capt :) TFX

Random Reflections said...

TF - they offered me a cuppa but I felt I was late enough already.

I would not care to outline any cheap and potentially illegal ways to get to Canada...

Hope you had a good weekend.

Haru said...

I hope you're enjoying Brideshead Revisited. An excellent choice.

Random Reflections said...

haru - Welcome. Yes I'm enjoying it so far. I'm really enjoying the variety of books I'm reading at the moment.