Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hopefully this will work as I have had connection issues with my ISP.


My car is in for repairs and fingers crossed it will be a straightforward replacement of the rear bumper and sorting out the dented rear door. News on the home insurance front is a different matter. Why are they so slow... I find it odd that public services are constantly criticised for being slow, overly bureaucratic and employing useless idots. Sadly I would agree with some of that in the public services yet private companies such as the insurance industry  aren't that far behind. I know the issue is choice in that I can take my business elsewhere but unhappily I do not find that out until I have to put in a claim. If the car insurers can move so quickly why not the house insurers as the waiting game continues...

Returning to the theme of road traffic accidents and it was interesting to observe the response from both of the teams I work for. One team were very supportive including the boss I don't usually have a good relationship with in that they sent me a supportive email message and then enquired in person after my health. That actually gave me a warm glow whereas my other boss... nothing. Given that it happened at work and whilst working for the latter team I would have expected some support. I received one email stating I have to use annual leave to arrange time for sorting out transport. I was a bit naughty in that I told his secretary that whiplash injuries could result in weeks off work, leaving the team in the mire and increasing the pressures on my boss. I am actually fine and will not be taking time off work but if I am not appreciated then I will behave accordingly. At a future date I must post about guardian reading pseudoliberal middle class 'socialists' of which this particular character is a representative. You will have seen numerous examples of them at Dale Farm and the St.Paul's 'occupation'.
I finally worked out what was wrong with the swan ostracised by the rest of its family. It can fly before the others have learned to do so. It is now part of a gang of other juvenile swans, wearing hoodies, hanging around street corners and roughing up the local ducks. They don't pick on the local geese though. The cold weather has arrived with the heating now switched on and extra jumpers pulled (pullovers?) out of storage. The tomato plants have now been removed and the garden is extremely bare. I plan to get some garlic in and we have already planted lots of bulbs. One suggestion I have received is to dig a compost trench for organic waste ready for runner beans next year. I am also looking to plant out some cabbages for the spring. I have a large bush to cut down and clear the ground where I will place the greenhouse. It's sheltered but also receives enough sun and, with a bit of luck, I can get some winter lettuce in there if it is insulated enough. That may be asking too much given the chances of a winter like the last one. We'll see how it goes...
TTFN.

p.s. I have emailed my local MP to ask him to vote yes to a referendum for the UK public regarding membership of the EU. Please do the same if you want the referendum to go ahead.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Blue Witch said...

guardian reading pseudoliberal middle class 'socialists' of which this particular character is a representative. You will have seen numerous examples of them at Dale Farm and the St.Paul's 'occupation'

Yes - plenty of them read my blog, for some reason, and only ever comment when I say something that could be construed as anti-socialist... They think I'm a True Blue... little do they know. My only Party is the BW Party :)

Unbelievable (but sadly believable) that they expect you to take AL to sort out a problem incurred while doing their business...

1:33 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

I took the AL but I will be working my alloted hours only. No more favours on my part.

3:32 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

Personally I htink you are very noble - if my manager had behaved like that, I'd have had a sick day. Or maybe two or three...

1:54 pm  

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