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Monday, November 15, 2004

Monday

*glances casually at site meter*

Hmmm, 20,000 eh? Didn't even notice that little milestone...

Weekend was good - because we were *expecting* problems on the train, we were pleasantly surprised at the lack thereof. The only problems we had were on the underground from Paddington to Euston Square. The tickets we were given for this purpose (a.k.a. "gate passes") either went through the machine with no visible opening of the barrier or caused the "Seek assistance" light to come on. Which meant that we had to approach ... *drum roll* ... *adopts deep, melodramatic voice* "The Functionaries".

Functionary No. 1
"The Silent One":

Witho attempts to pass through barrier
Witho fails to pass through barrier due to malfunctioning Gate Pass
Witho shows Gate Pass to functionary:

Witho: "It won't work in the barrier"

Functionary looks at Witho
Functionary looks at Gate Pass for a long moment, fascinated by its very existence
Functionary looks at Witho again
Functionary shrugs shoulders
Functionary waves magic card over sensor and gate opens

Functionary Number 2
"The Wanker":

Witho attempts to pass through barrier
Witho fails to pass through barrier due to malfunctioning Gate Pass
Witho shows Gate Pass to functionary:

Witho: "It won't work in the barrier"
Functionary: points at barrier "Put it in then"
Witho: "I've just told you, it won't work"
Witho puts it in the slot anyway
As predicted not five seconds earlier, it doesn't work
Witho raises eyebrow at Functionary
Functionary finally deigns to let Witho through barrier


Now, when these obstructive forces are combined with the Circle Line running like a dog (you know when you get down to the platform and there's nothing showing on the board, not even trains you *don't* want?) and a pressing need to get to Euston on time for a connection to Milton Keynes, you can imagine the frustration... but it was not enough to dampen our spirits and the rest of the journey passed without mishap.

Jobs

I'm applying for loads of jobs this week. I'm thinking medium term here - something to keep me going while I make my grand plan. The temping just won't do any more - my soul can't really take much more destruction!

I've gone for the "999" approach (or 911 for the septics), applying for jobs with the Police, the NHS (yes, I know I'm working there at the moment, but this is in a very different capacity) and the Fire Service. Oh, and a school, but that doesn't really fit in with the Emergency Services scheme. All IT jobs. None of them secretarial. Hmph!



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