I’m not entirely sure why I’ve not been blogging recently. It’s been a so-so week, and I am singularly lacking in insight or inspiration.
I dunted the wheel of my car on Sunday night and am lucky that instead of blowing on my way to work on either Monday or Tuesday, the tyre decided to wait until it could deflate gracefully and safely while parked overnight so that I had a flat tyre on Wednesday morning. The Internet found me a replacement wheel and tyre for thirty quid. No-one round here seems to pay VAT. It would have been twenty-five if I’d got the cash on me.
I got dicked for overstaying my parking ticket on Friday. It was a fair cop, I was 20 minutes late coming down to buy the replacement, but the only reason my parking expired at lunchtime was their bloody machine wouldn’t take my pound coin. The chap checked that the machine really wouldn’t take my coin and recommended I went to the Parking Office to appeal. He also said he’d noted down that I’d been nice about it in his report. Thankfully I’d bought a pain-au-chocolate as a Friday Treat so I paid for that and my morning tea with a tenner, and still had the pound to demonstrate.
One highlight was finding Paddy K‘s blog while I was doing a search for goofy road signs to illustrate a presentation with. I couldn’t post and say “Hi” because blogs are blocked at work.
We are playing musical jobs again. When someone asked me what I was going to be doing next, I realised that I have absolutely no idea. It really is a case of buzzword bingo. Operational improvement process excellence cross-functional service divisional programme scope phase. Take your pick. I’m sure I’ll find it’s worthwhile once I’m doing it. Of course I will.
So all in all, a very bland week.
But I remain grateful that tyre didn’t blow.