Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Mondays

Yesterday was a real Monday morning and so many things seemed to go wrong. I couldn’t get my soda farls to defrost, I forgot my lunch and had to go home for it and I forgot to take my phone to work. There were other things as well, but I have tried to wipe them from my memory so as not to believe that somehow Monday mornings are cursed.

Someone I work with was talking to our IT support people and they put her on a hold for minute while they fixed something. So she wandered off for about 10 minutes and then when she came back to the phone and found there was no-one there she incredulously told me that she couldn’t believe they had hung up. Actually what had happened was that the IT had come back to the phone, found no-one at the other end and then called the office to find out what was going on and told me the outcome of the issue. I am still scratching my head as to why she was surprised that she couldn’t wander off for so long and somehow they’d just be dutifully waiting for her at the end of the line.

My weird colleague continued to harangue me yesterday. He came over to sarcastically comment on my hair cut. I suggested that he choose his words wisely. He then came back a while later and asked if I had a bus map. I didn’t. Finally he came over to tell me about the latest form of flu that is expected to hit the country. I listened briefly and then walked off. Maybe he’ll get the message in the end.

Oh and it seems that it truly does pay to recycle. Although I suspect Tesco will be withdrawing this scheme rather sharply if they have not done so already.

15 comments:

Kahless said...

Absolutely fantastic. Congrats to Mr and Mrs Till. What a brilliant story.

Its what makes britain Great; such ingenuity!

Random Reflections said...

kahless - I sent it to G yesterday who also thought it was a marvellous story and now has lots of ideas about how we could pay for similar nuptials. That wasn't the kind of inspiration I had intended! *gulp*

Kahless said...

That makes the story even more marvellous!

Tom Foolery (?) will love to hear that I think from previous comments?

Random Reflections said...

kahless - G really needs no encouragement in this area (and nor does TF!) and I am continually having to maintain my position of needing to remain unmarried in case I wish to become a nun at any point.

Kahless said...

No offense, but you dont strike me as nun material. Having been educated at a convent school i can assure you that you have to be pretty mean to be a nun.

Random Reflections said...

kahless - hmm now I would be churlish to argue with you on that one. I am also a bit scared of the Catholic church, as my granny used to tell us we would burn in hell for not being Catholic.

I see I am now going to have to come up with a new reason to maintain ownership on my remote control. I will not be defeated!

Kahless said...

Now you are sounding like Dalek Davros

*quiver*

Random Reflections said...

kahless - now that's not such a compliment...

Random Reflections said...

Oh... I see I did make you quiver though. I shall have to work on this...

Kahless said...

It wasnt meant to be rude.
Apologies.

Random Reflections said...

kahless - have no fear! I am not that easily offended (except for things said by a certain little Australian bloke).

graceless said...

the killjoys will probably put a limit on how many items you can claim points for, like they did with printer cartridges.

Random Reflections said...

graceless - I don't think my local Tesco does it at all, which in itself tells me how committed they are to the project. I guess they're not too keen on funding people's round the world trips as it keeps them out of the supermarket!

TOM FOOLERY said...

"......how we could pay for similar nuptials".

What is this all about?
Have I missed something?
Spill the beans.
You a nun! I don't think so :o TFx

Random Reflections said...

TF - *looks around suspiciously* This is a conspiracy. There is absolutely nothing to report here. Now move along please.