Well, I thought I would never write a rant, but my diary of events this week is so amusing I thought I may share it!
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Having cleanly snapped a tooth away at the root on Friday I attended the dentist. Removed two lower front teeth as he said the one next to it was supported by it! Would have done it over two days but have been called o a meeting tomorrow.
Attended a meeting in Birmingham in the afternoon. Fairly late meeting considering it is 200 miles round trip.
Well, now have no job... ends in Febuary despite the fact we have the best 'measured' customer satisfaction index in the company and industry. No sense in discussing the issues as these were simply profit motivated.
Face swollen and severe toothache all day.
Normal days work, but had been up all night with pain from face, phoned dentist and arranged an appointment for after my hospital eye appointment on Friday. Cannot go tomorrow as I have another redundancy meeting in Scotch Corner 175 miles away!
Up all night face even worse, have not eaten any solids for days now and this is starting to wear me down.
Early start for meeting, called at Eric's on the way as he lives in Cumbria. Still cannot eat and face painful.
20 minute meeting, to be told nothing I didn't know except that we would now finish in January, only job available only half current wage(although current earnings would be protected for a while) and outside my managerial or technical qualifications. 350 mile drive for twenty minute meeting!
Really bad night with pain from extraction.
9am hospital appointment. 3 hour wait to see consultant, confirmed I need the lens removing from my pupil and replaced by plastic! ( I knew this 2 months ago), finally put on a 3 month waiting list but marked up to take any cancelled appointment.
Could speed this up if I have the odd £2000 to spare but probably will not.
Attended dentist, xrayed and told they could see nothing wrong, put on antibiotics and pain killers.
Another bad night, actually nothing wrong with my body that removing my head wouldn't cure!
Off to Bangor, North Wales to do two inspections booked late, after the light has gone! Another 150 mile round trip for a hour's productive work!
Mouth hurting all day and getting fairly hungry, have not been able to eat properly for days!
When profit guides the needs of man,
The wise withdraw to where they can,
Look closely at just what they need,
Although it's true you must succeed,
In feeding family and provide,
The things that keep us all alive.
When things look bleak and fall apart,
Look deep for what is in your heart.
Don't let the bastards grind you down,
Or even let them see you frown.
Just bare your soul for all to see,
A winner you will always be.
But I don't care the deed is done,
And I'll continue having fun.
For when you've lived as long as me,
Important things have changed you see.
They're not the things that you can buy,
But those you carry when you die.
Well as I said I did not think I would write a rant but this is a week, and a situation that I can laugh it, literally laugh so much it hurts!
The world is a funny place.... but we are the world! No wonder for many years now I have made my departing comment to staff, family, friends and just about everybody:
I certainly do,
The moment created this second, is a moment that's going to last.
It lives the full spectrum of time, the future, the present and past.