Thursday, July 30, 2009


I got my payslip yesterday. They had sorted out the problem last month, so that is fine. But this time they failed to give me my pay rise. I am still paid as I if I work for the organisation that I am on secondment from and so I was due a pay rise this month. The new organisation didn’t seem to know this and so I didn’t get it. They are looking into it...

I saw someone from my old team yesterday. She was in a meeting and I went to wave to her when I realised that it was a meeting of all of my old team. They beckoned me into the room and so I caught up with them all for a few minutes. I told them about my holiday and one person asked if I had seen a bear. I said I hadn’t. Someone asked if I had seen a Mountie. I said I hadn’t. I told them that until then I thought I’d had a great holiday, but thanks to them had now concluded that it was rubbish.

There are some people that I dislike in life:

People who jam photocopiers and then scurry off without dealing with it or even reporting it.
People who take up too much space on the tube by spreading themselves across as many seats as possible. (Incidentally, the tube seems remarkably busy during rush hour, even though it is the school holidays.)
People who see you press the button to call the lift and then go and do the same thing right after you. Let me tell you, it doesn’t make the lift come any quicker, but it might make me kill you. (I feel quite strongly about this it seems.)

I think there are more people than this, but I shall leave it at that for now.


The Gripes of Wrath said...

Welcome back!

No Mounties? No bears? Did you eat least eat french toast with bacon and maple syrup?

(And...Er...regarding the "dislikes" list: I think you might need another holiday *walks away from the lift*)

Random Reflections said...

Gripes - I did eat French toast and maple syrup, but not with bacon. Have I failed again?

*narrows eyes* You're not one of those lift button pushing people are you?

Kahless said...

Yeh, I didnt get the lift one; maybe cos I do it the whole time as I assume the person before me must have been incompetent at pressing the button. ;-)

More than the people who jam the copiers, its the ones that walk away from changing the toner cartridges that really does my head in.

I am hetting irritated by (though only a recent irritation) people who dont catch-it, bin it and then kill it.
Sneezes that is.

BTW, I was named after a Canadian Mountie film. My full name that is(you only know me by my shortened version.)

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - I am speechless (well sort of). You are one of those people who press the button when someone else has already pressed it? I don't know what to say!

Yes the toner thing bugs me too. I'll add that to the list.

You should have some leaflets to hand out to people who don't follow the sneezing protocol. I am hoping that swine flu means people spit in the street less though. This could be a good side effect of a pandemic.

How intriguing... So there's a Mountie film called something like "Kahlessthemountie". I'll keep an eye out for that one.

Is it good to be names after a Canadian Mountie film??