Thursday, March 11, 2010

Addict

G recently got a Blackberry. They are not sometimes called a “crackberry” for no good reason. I now regularly have to perform interventions so that we can speak, eat, watch TV and so on. I am going to have to find some way to remove G’s Blackberry each evening and not return it until the morning if things continue like this. Who knew a mobile telephony device could be so evil?

I had good news at work yesterday. It looks like I can stay on rather longer than expected – at least a year longer. Now I just need to get a new contract signed and sealed. We’ll see what happens longer term, but it is good to be able to stop wondering when I need to start looking for a new job, but not wanting to start looking for one because I want to stay there. Anyway, hopefully that won’t be a concern again for a while.

7 comments:

ChrisB said...

Good news about your job - you can, as you say, put it out of your mind for the time being and enjoy the coming summer (we hope!)

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Just be thankful it's not an iPhone ! I now think of mine as an extra limb.

Spudgy said...

wicked news on the job front!
As for the Blackberry - I have one for work and even on my days off Im caught looking at emails!! The only thing for it is confiscation.....good luck!

Kahless said...

Cool about the job.

I cant be parted from my blackberry except by confiscation. Or you might want to introduce a fine / forfeit scheme.

Random Reflections said...

ChrisB - now I just have to wait for them to come up with the contract. They're not always that good about coming up with the important pieces of paper...

LKSN - I will be grateful for small mercies then. I am finding a blackberry difficult enough to cope with and it isn't even mine.

Spudgy - I have had a word with G a few times already about looking at work e-mails in the evening etc. I might have to get strict!

Kahless - I have threatened to put the blackberry in the freezer every evening. I am not sure why the freezer, maybe I think it is more soundproof. I might have to start my intervention soon though.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Good news on the job front. I sympathise with G though. I'd addicted to my iPhone. I don't think I could do without it.

Random Reflections said...

anothercookiecrumbles - Thanks. I am scared by how addicted people seem to be to their blackberry or their iPhone. I feel that I suddenly have a new perspective on the world.