Same shit, different day. Sometimes I get some different shit on the same day.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Blinded by the light or blind stupidity
The last part of my route home on the SV involves going up a small hill and then turning right. Not too difficult you might think, and normally you'd be right but last night proved a bit tricky due to some car driving twat.
Let me explain, so I'm riding up the hill and the approaching cars are partially blinding me with their lights. I indicate right and conveniently there is a gap in the oncoming traffic caused by a bus pulling out from the bus stop. I look into my turning and see a car almost at the end of the road, I adjust my turn so as not to cut the corner, look up at the approaching bus and turn into the road. So far so good. As I make the turn I have the lights from the bus and the car dazzling me together and suddenly I realise that the car isn't coming out of the turning but he is parked on the wrong side of the road and I have overshot the turning and am heading straight for the curb!. I am now in no-mans land with a bus bearing down on me, fortunately because this pillock wasn't quite at the end of the road I managed to get round with some difficulty but without falling off or getting twatted by the bus.
The twatting great pillock realised his extreme stupidity as I went across in front of him and turned his lights down. I acknowledged this by shouting " you fucker " as loudly as I could at the inside of my crash helmet.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day"....
....Unfortunately I don't seem to have any dull days now, only very busy ones at work and at home.
The thing is I don't get time to Blog at home and I don't like Blogging at work when other people are about. In an effort to help me blog more consistently I have been trying to note my thoughts down on my PDA but now I find I don't even have time to do this. And what's more we are currently negotiating a new service level agreement with the client in which they want us to do lots of additional paperwork documenting all the calls that we do, the faults and resolutions, which means I will have even less time. And further still our sales people are trying to get some machines replaced but the client is driving the cost down hard and sales have said the only way we can get the cost down further is by taking out an engineer!.
So the print volumes are up, therefore we have more calls, the client want's more from us and we might lose a person. Great. Just fucking great.