I’ve been feeling the daily grind recently, especially this week. My job is not the problem but the time taken up by commuting is annoying. I feel that I am lacking a bit of fun in my life – always working, commuting or studying, and if not then doing laundry, cleaning, blah blah blah. Even some weekends I have to stay in. Where has the fun gone? Where is the excitement?
Oh for some sunshine and a holiday. Just a couple of sunny days would do. Sunny days not at work. It can rain every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for all I care, especially as the air conditioning still will not work this year, of that I am sure of. Again – nothing changes.
On a totally unrelated note, I am remembering the days when work was abundant, around 10-12 years ago, and I went for an interview at a mortgage company, in Bracknell, it would have been around £5k a year more than I was earning then. Apparently they really liked me but for one thing. The agency were furious with me afterwards. I thought I was being perfectly reasonable in my demands.
The reason why I didn’t get the job was because I told the prospective employer that I didn’t like speaking to people on the phone. I just refused to work on the phone. I didn’t want a job which involved telephone conversations with strangers.
I am quite tickled looking back that I thought that would be perfectly acceptable!
Within a year I was telephoning bank customers to advise fraud had taken place. I can change.
I get some interesting phone calls in this job. 10% of people I speak to are lovely. 80% are boring, and mostly miserable. Some are really miserable – nobody likes paying. And 10% are really angry.
Anyway, the plan is in action to change course, one I wish I had enacted several years ago but never mind. I published a new feature on my website last night – an interview with Christopher Wells – one half of CUBED. I thought this was quite a coup for Ubereadoolishce.
Next up is to design the logo. I think it will look really good but I need to learn Photoshop first, and have 24 days left to do so. The pressure is on. If only I didn’t have to commute 2.5 hours every damn day.
Why don’t I move to Bracknell? Now there is an idea…
Tonight I am going to CUBED. In Reading. It is good, I recommend it. I am excited. Join me.
Next Thursday could be my highlight of the year so far, the excitement I have been waiting for. Nina Kraviz. With a few of my favourite most delightful friends – yes more than one friend this time.
Cruelly, Ricardo is back at fabric at the end of April but I doubt I will have a dancing partner. And certainly won’t have any money.
I want a holiday. And guess what? I am having a holiday to Hull at the beginning of May. I dreamt last night that Hull City got promoted. I cannot wait to be in Hull for the promotion party. Hope we get tickets as I want to go on the pitch at the end.
Excitement over. Back to work. Delusion is delightful.