I have 7 alarms set now to wake me up in the morning, albeit all on my telephone which is perhaps where my problem arises – not one of them went off the other morning – very strange.
Thankfully I did manage to wake up in time – somehow. Quite scary though that I could easily have slept through.
The other day I came across a leaving speech for when I worked at Natwest, circa 2000-2003 (I keep all sorts of sentimental/amusing crap) – in it was quoted my lateness record for the first 4 months probationary period which was 6 occasions – not the end of the world, unless you take into account that the average period of lateness each time was just under 3 hours.
This was just after coming out of university so perhaps to be expected, seeing as I hadn’t quite worked out that a bottle of vodka and some hash-cakes at a random student party on a Wednesday night was not condusive to a successful career (please forgive me for the hash-cakes – if Barack Obama can do coke as a youngster and still become president, then I can eat hash-cakes when I am 20 and still achieve in life – not my cup of tea nowadays due to the lethargy it induces, much prefer a beer or three – I have things I want to achieve in life other than getting the munchies and fawning over Bob Marley).
Also quite alarming is that they are planning to replicate the London Eye – in Hull. I guess this will be a tourist attraction – just like Hull’s other famous tourist attractions like The Deep (the world’s only submarium!) and the Tidal Surge Barrier.
And not forgetting the annual Hull Fair – Europe’s largest collection of chavs, sound-systems playing happy hardcore and intelligent upper class travellers shouting “scream if you want to go faster”. Not forgetting the many stalls selling brandy snap, ladies telling your future fortunes in life and the stray religious guy trying to tell you all not to live a life of sin any more. Yes – Hull Fair has it all.
Who is up for the road-trip to Hull?