Work 9 - 6 £7.00 = cold all day
Phoned Sam at 7.30
Went for a drink with my brother, Stan & Mike
Home at 11.00
well my first day back at work after 4 weeks off!
My train was 45 minutes late.
It was raining and I was so cold & wet standing there waiting.
It was all I could do to resist just going home and phoning in 'still not well enough to come in!'
Got to work at 10.55 straight into a meeting that had been on going 25 minutes before my arrival. (No time to dump my stuff so was accompanied with wet brolly and wet me).
That finished then had another meeting from representatives who had come up from London for 3 hours............. not read any thing on the subject matter for at least 6 weeks!!!
165 e mails which I had managed whittled down to 95 (taking out the emails whose deadline dates I have missed to respond to and Child in Need cake sales, they made over £400, that is a lot of cakes)
I have 2 trips to London in the next 2 weeks and a full diary now up until I finish for the Christmas break
Had a back to work ... 'are you ok?' type interview........
hey ho......... home at 18.30...
so much for a gradual edge back into work... erm no chance!!
Reg Varney died yesterday aged 92 . what a good innings though?
Who is Reg Varney many may ask ?
During my teen years in the 70s I was brought up on very un PC British humour. On the Buses, Nearest and Dearest, Love thy Neighbour.
It is a bit like Miss World as I never thought it offensive then.
We laughed at the jokes about colour, creed and sexual preference and double entendre (how do you spell that?)
Today yes we deem it offensive.
Yes we were laughing at differences then .....it was certainly a very different world then... and yes very naive of us.
As an adult can see now see how it would offend but now we should be adult enough to know it was in 'humour' then and by no means with any ill intent?
On the Buses was Reg Varney's big break through. It told of life as a working man and his family in London.