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Thursday, 12 November 2009

A Day In The Rat-like-Fhina-Life...

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Goodness me, Tuesday's was my 301st post!!!

Like I say in my about me - If you don't like exclamation marks, don't trouble Fhina's dolphin-door-knocker!

Anyhoo, today I'm in London - Did I hear you say, 'Again?!'

I could be anywhere when I have to go to London for work reasons - Really... I rise at a Godforsaken Darkened Hour, squish myself for over three hours on a freezingly air-conditioned train packed with businessmen shouting about how important they are, I disembark at King's Cross, crush into a Japanese style Rush Hour Cramtheminasmanyasyoucan Train, until I am jettisoned onto a work-rat-infested platform somewhere close to Big Ben...

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I'm then sandwiched into a window- and air-less room somewhere in the bowels of the Government of the Day while people snarl their way through policy developments, sneer about how well they're doing and snark everyone off - I eat sandwiches with dry, curling crusts that stick in my throat and sink sadly to the bottom of my grumbly stomach and toss down a dark liquid that might at one time in its existence have been coffee and then I fall asleep full of stodge at what seems to be the conclusion of my usual eight hour-ish working day - I wish...

I sleepwalk through the afternoon's meeting and then I look forward to the pleasure of the whole journey in reverse, elbowing tourists, children and the weak and frail out of the way and I fight the morning's arrogant businessmen (all earning at least 12 times as much as me) for a seat on the train home...

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Eventually, when it's dark once again, I attain the womb-like sanctuary that is Chez Fhina, I snarl at the Teenage Terrorist, grimace at GJ, eat something quick and non-wholesome that he shoves before my sniffing snout, tip myself into a vat of white wine (enjoy responsibly) and crawl into my pit, bolstered by soft animals in the form of two bats (one brown and smiling, one Hallowe'en Vampire species) and one rat (Dutch)...

Envy me? No! But I do know that I am lucky to have a job and my reasonable health and I'm not in the Armed Services somewhere fighting bravely for what seem like lost causes, and I do love lots of my job and every bit of my life that I share with you. It just all feels like a little too much on the run-up to Chrimbo, with my bad-bug virus still getting me down and wearing me to a wornfrazzle and the man-child hankering after Call of Duty 2 (sold out in a store near you) AND a car (because-he's-passed-his-driving-test-after-all-and-what-was-the-bleedin'-point-of-paying-all-that-money-to-put-him-through-his-test-when-we-won't-buy-him-a-car??!)

YIKES! Pass me a bit of cheese someone?

Like the Bold Beautiful Suldog says, 'Soon with more better stuff!'

In the meantime, maybe you could have a little bop to my son's favourite at the moment - Florence (and the Machine, re-mixed by The XX (apparently!)) re-doing Candi Staton's 'You Got The Love'...



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7 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Three hours to work, each way is even more hours than I want to envision. I tip my hat to you. You deserve a monument.

jinksy said...

How I loved this harassed tale of overcrowded London travelling, as I sat smugly before my computer in total seclusion! The last picture of Whiskers and Teddy made me hoot!!!! See, I like these, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suldog said...

Well, it doesn't sound like a lot of fun, but you have the gratitude thing down pat. Good for you!

Moannie said...

Gosh Fhina! Do you do that every working day? And still you manage to entertain us, enthral us,excite and invite us. You are truly wonder-woman.

Barry said...

Enjoy the wine. Considering your day, I think a few extra gases might be in order.

Consumed responsibly that is! lol

Dumdad said...

Yes, enjoy the wine. And enjoy all the good bits of your life too. That's what I try to do, and try not to get pulled down by the bad bits. It's a daily fight!

I loved the photo of the white mouse. It reminded me of the ones I had as a lad:

http://wwwtheothersideofparis.blogspot.com/2007/06/mouse-in-million.html

carma said...

enjoyed reading your account of your days vising the bowels of government. Told in a way only Fhina could tell it :-)

Something I wrote earlier...

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