Friday, October 24, 2008

Perplexing

My neighbour put a cheque through my door yesterday for the damage to my car. So, as long as that doesn’t bounce, that is sorted. I then bumped into him as I was going to the supermarket and I thanked him for the cheque and he told me that he had tried to phone the garage to get them to refund me the money and for him to pay them directly. The garage had said they wouldn’t do it. But I just can’t work out why he would want to do that because he knew I’d paid the bill already. Perhaps he thought it was helpful in some way. Odd though.

I went to Tesco, which I don’t actually frequent very much these days. As I walked round it I was very aware of how much marketing there was, how often they tried to direct you to a particular product because it was a “bargain” and how whilst it had an awful lot off stuff in stock, it was what they wanted to sell me rather than necessarily what I wanted to buy. It all made me feel a bit uncomfortable really and I always feel as though when I shop at Tesco that I have to say to myself “but do I actually need that product or is it just appealing because they are trying hard to sell it to me”.

I have always been a bit sceptical about Tesco anyway, but over recent months as my mind has given more thought to why we think in certain ways that I have become even more sceptical about the reason why we believe the pitches of places like Tesco. I will expand more on some of the stuff I have been thinking about but my thinking is at a very embryonic stage and I need to do some more reading and thinking (and I can take a long time to allow things to ferment in my brain, so it might not be any time soon).

Anyway, it is another Saturday ahead of transforming G’s room from a bombsite to an oasis of calm. It’s an exciting life.

14 comments:

Kahless said...

You can come round anytime and sort my ironing out.

Have a great weekend!

Random Reflections said...

kahless - I'm not sure ironing is really my thing. I am good at shredding things though. Is there anything you need destroyed?

Kahless said...

Mmmmm.
No.

How about tidying up.
My garage is a mess...

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - hmm, if it is a totally spider free zone I might consider it or else I would out of there screaming.

Kahless said...

Sorry. I have come across a toad, mice (*scream*) and of course spiders.

Random Reflections said...

Your garage is sounding less appealing by the moment. I am not sure I would want to stumble across any of them. I am a pathetic wimp!

I do now know who to come to if my internet connection fails though. although would have to contact you via smoke signals, as my internet connection would not be working of course.

Kahless said...

Smoke signals are good.

You could give semophore a try too. I reckon you would enjoy that.

;-)

Random Reflections said...

*looks suspicious" Are you calling me a geek?

Kahless said...

Actually no, I dont think you are a geek.

mmmm...

I think you are logical and structured.

Random Reflections said...

kahless - I often try to bring order to chaos but normally the chaos prevails...

This might be the case with G's bedroom tomorrow.

TOM FOOLERY said...

How about G moving into your spare bedroom? Then you can keep a close eye on the mess! ;-) TFx

Random Reflections said...

TF - Or the alternative view is that it is better to have it all a long way away because at least then I don't have to worry about it...

Don't be making that suggestion to G!

TOM FOOLERY said...

Aaah, if G move's and pays you rent you could afford a cleaner! Makes financial sense/Problem solved. A Win Win solutution. ;-)

BTW how is War and Peace going ?

Random Reflections said...

TF - Well that is certainly a sugggestion. I'll put that in my in-tray for consideration. It's a very full in-tray...

War and Peace is going well. Less than 200 pages to go. I should have finished it by the end of this week. Hooray!