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2 Feb 2009

Post 103: Snow!.... and some new hope




It does make me laugh, the way the country grinds to a halt in the way it clearly has today after about 2 feet of snow has blanketed the place. The idyllic and peaceful scene in my back garden masks the chaos in the wider world. Both my housemates have been unable to get to work and as if sent from the depths of Hell my neighbours 'damien-esque' 6 year old son Dylan can't go to school because it's shut and it's too dangerous for my physiotherapist to drive here for my exercise session. Gah! Civilised society as we know it has ceased to function. This may sound a tad melodramatic but for this whole week, England has become a third world country, People won't be able to get to work, schools will be shut, deliveries can't get to shops but that doesn't matter because there'll be no-one working in the shops. Who cares about the credit crunch? No wonder the UK economy's going down the Pan – we're going to lose a whole days production, it's a disaster but I'm still alive and for the first time since my stroke I feel happier because I've finally met someone new who's been able to look past the chair, the fatigue and my often less than positive outlook, a beautiful, gorgeous girl called Asli who has now been to see me a couple of times so I didn't scare her off (and I hope this doesn't) She also adores pickle (my cat) probably more than me (but that wouldn't be a first). This will be the last time she gets mentioned here without her express permission but her arrival has really helped, I look forward to being able to introduce her in person to some of you.

7 comments:

Shaun said...

ha ha classic rant about the UK not coping with bad weather - people should just enjoy the day and go out in the snow. Who really cares that we've lost a day of production?!

Mernie said...

Glad things are looking up :o)

Dom P said...

some of us can't just enjoy the day Shaun otherwise I would be whilst still further at the back of my mind lamenting this countries pathetic collapse

Dom P said...

oh, by the way, Hi Mern! I hope the boys are well. Shaun, losing a days production is huge! It's almost impossible to recover the lost trade, at JL losing a day's sales in one shop was a disaster for the whole business for the whole year! Mark my words the impact of this week will be economically serious.This is how it affects me, Averil (my carer)can't go to her day job and therefore has very little cash which is a nightmare for her+ an important doctors appt I had has had to be cancelled. On the upside I'm listening to an excellent house mix that you'll love, I'll fwd you the link on facebook

Simon said...

Shaun, Dom seems to be getting into his stride with the ranting recently. What have you infected him with?

Dom P said...

I don't need Shaun's inspiration to rant! Speaking of which where is Shauns blog located, I'll bet that had some quality content, Shaun being the card carrying Champagne socialist he is!

Shaun said...

ha ha ha

Measuring everything by its economic 'cost' rather than what happiness it brings to people is a pretty sad indictment of our society imo. Snow day was great fun so shut it Meldrew :p

Looking forward to seeing you Weds mate, will check out that mix before then...

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