Monday, April 22, 2013

Three not-so-scary things that happen in work, sometimes.

Inspired by 13 scary things that always happened at school I started thinking of the grown up, work, equivalent. 

I thought of three before I started to get paranoid, a bit bored and realised I should actually be doing some work.

1. Turning up to work in your walking-to-work runners and realising you've forgotten your work shoes, and you've a meeting.

2. Calling your colleague, or worse still your manager, your boyfriend / girlfriend / husband / wife / child / dog's name.


3. Sleeping in and waking up with precisely enough time to get to work, if you don't have a shower, never mind get a coffee. 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My mechanic just joined Viber...

On Sunday as I reached the beginning of the pier again, I checked my phone and saw a notification that said 'Alan Mechanic has joined Viber' and sighed. 

Don't get me wrong I'm not a technophobe, I love my phone and its apps and I've been an avid user of the internet since 1998.

My first internet profile was the name of a Beanie baby, followed by an underscore, my favourite number, another underscore, my second favourite number, yet another underscore and the year. As I said it was 1998.

You know when login into your PC in work, and you're asked to change your password? It's 9:01am, you haven't drained your coffee yet, words and thoughts can't form and so you end up changing it to stapler1? It was kind of like that. 

Though of course, in reality, you have to include an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, a 7-digit number, a hieroglyphic and your mother's shoe size, and it can't be any word you've spoken out loud or in your head in the last 28 days.

My point is, is it getting a bit much? As I wonder if I can some how use the internet to turn on the lamp, so I don't have to get up. 

I've a line of apps on my phone that includes Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Each serve a different purpose, a different need and outlet, and allow me to connect with, learn from or ignore different people.

For some it's a link to the outside world, if for whatever reason they can't go out into it. Whatever you're into yourself, I always say, and if you don't like it...!!

Sometimes though it feels like a second job, and I barely have the energy for the first one. So quit, give it up, log off? Maybe, but probably not.

In the meantime, maybe a cup of tea, a funsize Twix and a book.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring forward, fall down.

Last week...

Someone in the office: Is it this weekend the hour changes?
K: Yeah, the clocks go forward.
S: So we lose an hour?
Me: Ah, I'm confused.
P: Just remember 'Spring forward, Fall back'...
Me: Oh, I know that, I just thought it was October.

Today... 

N: They're putting our rent up..
Me: When your lease is up in April?
N: Yeah, so we're looking around.
Me: Sure at least it's summer and you've time to look with the school holidays...

Later today...

Me: They haven't given you much notice then?
N: Not really, they only told us today.
Me: When do you pay your rent?
N: The 29th of the month.
Me: So they've given you two weeks?!

Is it any wonder I haven't written anything here since October...!!