Well, I really have had a busy day. For once the builders didn’t disturb me much (except for waking me up earlier than required!) as they didn’t stay that long. I really got ‘stuck in’ to some writing today. Started around 3 and only finished less than an hour ago (about 1). If I was actually getting paid for all this time, you know, I’d be earning a fortune! But its all in a good cause for the books.
I had to do a load of printing as well so I went up to town around 2 to buy a couple of back up ink cartridges. Very pretty girl with blond hair served me (only around twenty I would guess). I asked her if they were still doing special deals on the cartridges – you know, buy two, get the third free. She said that had stopped until next month, so I said well, I’ll still buy two ‘cause I need them. Paid, and put my small bag of beers on the counter whilst doing so.
As I was leaving, I suddenly remembered the beer so I just said . . . “Mustn’t forget the beer”! She said . . . “That’s what I could do with after work, its been so close in here”.
I said . . . Well, you can join me if you want to!”. But then I left it as I had the distinct feeling she was about to say ‘yes’. It was only said in fun, and I regretted it later for not pushing it. But I really did intend to work, so I made no ‘advances’! Still, I know where she works now . . so perhaps next time!
I really don’t want to sound arrogant, but sometimes, I seem to have some incredible effect upon women. Its never planned, it just happens. At least with some!
What else? Well, I made it to the post office before this to collect my mail. Nothing special, but one letter really annoyed me. It was from my bank – or one of them. You have incurred another ₤10 charge as your account has been inactive, it said. I went to the bank and asked them why. New rules, they explained everybody has been notified.
I said, well, if I have been notified, it was only in the small print of some of the gumph you send out – you should have written me a personal letter. “I’m sorry”. She said, “but it applies to everyone”.
“Not to me”, I said, “As from now I’m closing that account, and won’t be paying it”. She winced; none the happier as I said loudly . . . “There’s plenty of other banks around, you know”!
I sometimes wonder why it is that large establishments get so greedy. It not the ₤10 (twenty in fact) just the principle.
So, after that bit of excitement, I came home, and started to write. One bank less, but nevertheless, I was none too bothered.
Well, apart from that, nothing today really. But you know it never ceases to surprise me about the private interests from some people reading my Blog. I am sure most are genuine (and I always reply to those), but I am sure some are not. You can usually tell when people steer their questions away from generalities to asking about specific things or people. I rarely answer such points. I really don’t have the time to play ‘silly games’ with people who cannot be straight-forward.
I just like people to be REAL. I just can’t stand the devious or insincere one’s.
So those of you waiting for any reply – you might just get a long wait!
Anyway, that’s just about all for now everyone. Bles you K. by the way, I haven’t forgotten what you said.