Tag: <span>HELL</span>

Two things happen to me on a semi-regular basis. Well, a lot of things happen to me on a semi-regular basis but I’m only going to mention two of them in this blog post. Frankly if I was to list all the things that happen to me on a semi-regular basis I’d be here all day and you’d be somewhere else because that would probably be THE MOST BORING BLOG POST IN THE WORLD, EVAH!

So I’ll limit it to two things that happen to me, mainly because there is no pattern as to when they happen and I’ve never been able to figure out what causes them.

Now let me just stress that these things are, in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal at all and they certainly aren’t things that I lie awake at night worrying over (that pleasure is reserved for trying to figure out WHAT THE HELL THE CAT HAS DRAGGED IN THIS TIME).

Well, that’s not quite true as one of the things is precisely that, waking up at 2am wide awake and no matter what I try I just know there is no point fighting it. So I get up, either watch TV for a few hours or aimlessly surf the internet and finally start feeling sleepy by about 5am. I go back to bed and get up at 6.30, bright and breezy and ready for another day at work. Or, you know, not.

Thankfully I’m usually pretty grumpy of a morning so no-one really notices.

I’ve tried cutting back on my caffeine intake but these ‘episodes’ happen on an irregular basis and it’s only a handful of times a year so it’s almost impossible to figure out why.

I won’t dwell on the second issue too much, but I do get nosebleeds now and then, again seemingly at random. I figure they are down to what is probably termed “local environmental artefacts”.

Or maybe I should just stop picking my nose…

The thing is that, in years gone past, I’d have worried and pondered and thought about these two things in great detail, scrutinising every scrap of evidence I could think of to try and understand the cause.

These days I just accept that they happen and it’s just another few things to add to the randomness that is life.

Some would say “older and wiser”, but I just think it’s acceptance that you just can’t understand everything.

Personal Musings

The date has grabbed the headlines, it’s all over the news but still no-one is asking the question.

What the HELL do they coat the outside of bagels with? It manages to reach super-thermal temperatures after only a few minutes toasting, making the extraction of said bagel, from said toast, bloody painful.

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Tee hee. Just off the phone to a customer services woman for my home insurance company. I received a letter from them telling me I’d missed a payment (via direct debit). So I phoned yesterday and obviously caught her in a bad mood (although I didn’t think so at the time). She was rude, talked over me, talked down to me, and halfway through her making the same point a third time, I hung up on her. Not something I usually do, honestly, but she was PISSING ME THE HELL OFF!!

So I phoned back today to resolve the situation (new account details hadn’t been sent out by my bank). The same woman answered, and was all sunshine and light, very cheery, took her time to listen to me, and, and this is the best bit, apologised to me for their phone system which had ‘cut me off’ yesterday. It was all I could do not to laugh down the phone at her. She assured me she hadn’t hung up on me and that it had happened to a few other callers that day.

Which leads me to presume the whole of her office was in a bad mood yesterday.

I won’t name and shame as she was very nice to me today, but if you live in the UK and can think of a logo with multicoloured bowler hats in a grid then you may know who I’m talking about… 😉

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We live in an electronic age, I can email someone across the world in seconds, remotely access my office network with a minimal delay, banks transfer money between accounts with a single-click…except they don’t. Hmmm so when I use Switch it comes STRAIGHT off my account, but if I want to transfer money between different accounts (to remedy a fuckup by the bank!) it takes 10 working days? HOW THE HELL DOES THAT WORK? Do they have to travel to a special computer in the middle of the desert, by foot, to push the correct button? Call me cynical but is it because they can have the interest on it for those 10 days rather than move it out of my account straight away? I feel a nasty letter coming on.

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