If we were having a coffee this week, I’d probably start with explaining last week.
I can be lazy – I know that. It also sucks for me to know that because I try not to be, but I need to be motivated to do things like the dishes, or the vacuuming. Having to get motivated for something I don’t want to do makes sense, but I’d found myself trying to find reasons not to do things I enjoy.
I decided that I need to do something about it so I rang my GP try to get an appointment, to find out mainly if I’m just being lazy or if something is causing it. I entered the telephone queue at number 7 and was down to number 1 in 5 minutes. I hung on for 20 minutes before deciding something had messed up. I rang back again and was number 7 once more, got down to number 1 and hung on for 10 minutes before deciding I was blacklisted.
I asked a friend to ring up and she got through virtually straight away. They did give me an appointment though, so obviously not on a blacklist.
The guy who sits opposite me at work told me how he spent the whole of the long Bank Holiday weekend in bed with flu like symptoms. That afternoon I began to get a headache and a stiff neck with got worse as the day went on. I saw this as a genuine reason not to play football but was told that we had even teams so it would be good if I could turn up, which I did. It was just some other guy that didn’t rock up so ruined it anyway. I survived by doing the bare minimum but still blocked one shot with my calf that stung like crazy and which I was still feeling days afterwards.
Thankfully, and yet somewhat disappointingly, all the money I spent on flu remedies to make sure that I was fit and able to go to watch Liverpool v Manchester City on Wednesday night
I got in to the office on Friday morning to a short notice meeting with my boss “reserving time to connect” but no usual agenda. “Here we go again,” I thought, assuming that I was going to be once again facing redundancy despite the absence of HR representative. I couldn’t concentrate for the duration of the morning. Alas, turns out it’s my boss who is leaving. I think that leaves me in a precarious position given that none of the projects he formulates ever seem to really come to anything, but he clearly sees more potential than I do. That, or I’m more cynical.
Anyway, time to wrap up with some new Pokémon this week.
I hope your week has been fun. Speak to you next time.