The Scary Mary Coffee Share

Happy Sunday!

If we were having a coffee this week we might make it a white chocolate mocha cold brew.  They’re amazing.

So, this week…  It was 11.30am on Monday when I decided I would rather not be back in work.  I’d jokingly been saying that I have good days until I have to work with specific people, but I’ve decided that it’s actually true.  They just get my back up.

A prime example was this week was a meeting a meeting late Thursday afternoon.  In this meeting they told me that they were travelling to Holland this Wednesday coming so it would be great if I could go to.  I told them that that short notice would put it outside of our travel policy for me and that I already had plans that may not make it worthwhile but I’d think about it and see.

Next morning I told them that I wouldn’t be going.  “We asked your line manager last week and he said that it would be OK,” was the reply.

“Yeah, unfortunately he only manages my work life and at such short notice I’ve already got other plans outside of work that I don’t want to change”.

“It would be great if you could come.”

“I’m not going to come, I’ve got other plans already.”

“Have a think about it and let us know.”

Now, that conversation was at least three sentences too long already, before I gave up on it.  These lot are very hierarchical and assume that you just do what someone says which annoys me straight away.  Not that I don’t respect hierarchy, but I don’t like pulling rank.  You can also imagine my annoyance, then, when they go to their line manager to speak to my line manager because I haven’t sent a flyer for a meeting happening in two weeks to people who already know what the meeting is about.

I wrote a post yesterday about the biggest problem I’d been having outside of work this week, so there’s not much point repeating that, but the other problem I’ve had is sleepiness.  It feels like every time I sit down I want to go to sleep!  This has been happening in the office as well, to be fair, but it’s easier to stay distracted.  At home, it’s been a real pain.

I did manage to stay awake through watching Wonder Woman.  I’d been debating going to the cinema to see it or whether just to save the money and buy it when it came out.  At a loose end, I decided to go watch it and I absolutely loved it.  Wonder Woman was the highlight of Batman vs Superman and her own film is, in my opinion, by some distance the best comic book film since Dark Knight which really does one up DC over Marvel.

I read a review from someone absolutely slating Gal Gadot, saying that the delivery of her lines as well as her performance was distinctly wooden.  I didn’t see that and can’t think of anyone better to play the character.  I was drawn to her expression and, even taking in to account her normal real accent, her character is one that hadn’t seen the outside world before so saying obvious things is going to sound unnatural.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen it and get the chance to, see it.  The same can’t really be said for A Monster Calls which I’d been so looking forward to but wasn’t that impressed with.

Petty Rage this week wasn’t mine but belonged to a guy in a van behind me in a queue of traffic.  He’d been blowing his horn because the traffic couldn’t get passed something parked on the footpath.  I was driving in a 30mph limit which goes past a speed camera and then past a school.  Straight after the school, we hit a national speed limit area.  After the camera he was so close behind me that I couldn’t see the badge on the front of the van, which I think also meant that he was too close to overtake.

I got past the school, hit the sign and floored it.  I look in my mirror and I’m being applauded.  I stop to turn off the road about a mile later and the guy eventually catches me up and stops next to my car to clap me again.  I know everyone has problems, but this was bizarre!

Talking of that school… It’s by a church and outside the church is this:

Scared the crap out of me first time I saw it!

And I realised that I hadn’t been keeping you up to date with my Pokédex! I did a big evolution a few weeks ago which means I’m only one short of completing my regional Dex now.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your week.

I wanna hand you my heart and let you carry the load
Nobody tells you anything you need to know
I need a friend but a friend is so hard to find
I need an answer but I’m always one step behind

Cause it takes time
Learning to fly

Do you ever feel like all you want is to go home
To kiss the earth, to weave a way through this storm
Some days I rage like a fire in the wilderness
Some days I only need the darkness and a place to rest

Oh it takes time
(It takes time)
Learning to fly

Tear up this town
Blinking in the sunlight as the walls come down
This fire will burn
Digging for a truth that just can’t be found
Don’t want your lessons in love
I want to tear it all up

I need a friend but a friend is so hard to find
I need an answer but I’m always one step behind
Oh it takes time
(It takes time)
Yes, it takes time
(It takes time)
Learning to fly

Tear up this town
Blinking in the sunlight as the walls come down
This fire will burn
Digging for a truth that just can’t be found
Don’t want your lessons in love
I want to tear it all up

Tear Up This Town by Keane

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