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So who else has to work this week?
Today I planned on shopping. Now my boss is in. BRILLIANT.
After a particularly hairy slow drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Def working from home rest of the week mind, that's if i make it back tonight.
Maximum of -5 tomorrow. Lovely stuff.
SHOULD NOT HAVE.
It's supposed to snow all afternoon and evening. I have a week until I have to get on a flight. This is bad news.
I planned on going to work this morning. Someone's parked their car in the middle of the driveway so I can't move mine without going through it. I suspect my boss thinks that I'm mugging them off with that excuse.
It's not been canceled yet and they've predicted more snow the night before I return. I'm PRAYING I don't have to go, as spending Christmas in Boston airport would mean I miss Wall-E.
I think there's a fair chance that you won't be going.
Did you tell them that Wall-E was on? Time to start thinking about a new employer.
I really hope they call it off. Especially as all my old uni mates are off out for a super awesome curry tomorrow.
And because Wall-E is on.
When is it on?
It's all over telly though so soon I imagine
I worked all weekend too, though it was dead - just sat at home updating police and fire websites with nothing relevant happening. Still annoyingly stressful though.
Made it in this morning (Essex seems to have got off comparatively lightly so far), though the office is quiet. Don't know what's going to happen this week - around Christmas, the paper is always bizarre and fucked thanks to odd deadline shifts and so-on.
Hoping to go to London tonight and tomorrow - not holding my breath.
And my grandparents are meant to be flying from Faro to Bristol on Wednesday. Hmmm...
I will be in a frock and wellies if it's like this :D
But you can never predict some annoying knock-on effect ruining it all.
Unfortuantely, I am going to have to play it safe thanks to work, so if it looks unlikely, I'[m going to have to bail.
My fingers are crossed though.
All the way through to friday afternoon. Theoretically. In reality one of the partners will probably decide we're off down the pub for lunch with a couple of drinks and then we'll call it a day.
I'm quite excited about Christmas now, after an initial meh feeling for most of december. Going straight into Xmas day as day 1 of the holidays should be pretty good, too. BAM! Straight into it.
And now my boss is stuck in London
Why God, WHHHHY????
Also in work but only for three days, woo. There's not much I partiularly have to do before Christmas. I could give myself a slightly less stressful January but sorting various things now, but chances are I'll just spend the time online instead.
What's the betting that after all this snow in December, Christmas itself is actually snow free? I guess it'll stick around up north, but there's heavy rain forecast for the south east on the 23rd. It'll wash it all away!
Actually, it can snow all it likes until the 27th. But then I want it gone. Immediately.
Will we be seeing you tomorrow?
but it would be nice if there was still a little around to make it pretty on Christmas.
Yep, I'll be there, I don't have far to travel so no snow is stopping me!
:) but i work from home so its a big fuck you to the weather
Is the snow bad in london or essex? I'm half hoping my train home has been cancelled so I can stick around for a tad longer and not have to work tomorrow....oh but I'd miss the open mic night so that would be pants.
I THINK trains and that are running okay, but if they can find any excuse to fuck it up, they will.
wher bouts u now lol?
I hope it stops snowing down there. It really annoyed me last time as I got stuck on the c2c for half an hour. I don't want that tomorrow on my way home. You gonna make it tomorrow night? Those national express trains are rubbish when it snows.
The trains are running down here, but I think it's supposed to snow again tonight. National Rail Enquiries, ftw.
But it is freezing! I've checked the live departure thing and it seems to be okay. Not looking forward to dragging my suitcase through the snow in Essex :(
I finish band practice at 9:30pm but was wondering if shenanigans would still be going on.
I could even get the fiddle out Irish style
How cold is it in your office?
Our office heating is idiosyncratic at the best of times, but today, it is really fucking cold. My fingers are really numb, and I swear my mouse's rollerball was frozen stiff this morning.
I might put my hat and mittens back on. For some reason, though, the corridor outside the office is toasty warm. If I had a laptop I'd sit out there.
The Queen needs to pull her finger out, really.
So at the moment we have storage heaters. I can't feel my toes.
Very icy on my walk to work, but it was OKAY, I didn't slip. BONUS.
Tonight is my work Christmas meal. Yummers.
I'm a bit worried about making it down do my parents' on the IOW for Xmas, they don't really bother to salt/clear the roads there, and they live in the bloody MIDDLE OF NOWHERE and haven't been able to drive anyway for a few days now :/
My Sister is pretty much the same! She lives in the sticks and it's just impossible to drive!
Saw C_C_B on the train though, which was nice.
I did a particularly smug martch past all of the slippery soles.
But then I'd have rightly been laughed at.
A very awkward week at work has been arranged for me, which I appreciate.
Also, until this morning, I've been thinking that Thursday is xmas eve. Apparently it's not. This means when I told my mum I'd be home on Thursday I was lying. TO MY MUM.
you absolute cunt.
Thank you, Jiminy Cricket.
Drive was pretty easy this morning from my Dad's in Kent.
Not got much to do this week so I foresee an enjoyable week of DiS BANTS leading up til xmas.
Actually, there are more of us than I thought.
This pleases me.
This is a Monday Morning Mundy Morning thread!
I'm getting bants of to a cracking start. Firing on all cylinders.
WHEN YOU NEED BANTS
I'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH
I'LL MAKE YOU PEE YOUR PANTS
I got in at half 9! The reserve looks well nice, but I forgot my camera. :(
Might be sent home later.
I think you've done yourself a favour, really.
Sent home? I can't imagine how bad it would have to be for my shit of a boss to do this. Maybe I'll send myself home.
I'm really fucking ill. Dragged myself in because it's my team lunch today and I'm doing a pub quiz for it. Got in to discover my boss is ill and half the team haven't made it.
I bought a gingerbread latte, it was a watery mess.
Today is not going well.
We get one extra day holiday every year over Christmas and this year in their wisdom they have given it to us on Christmas Eve. For this I am eternally grateful
On te plus side, NYE is all but sold out (or rather we've nearly sold the number of tickets we wanted to, we're not at capacity so people have space to dance and mingle), meaning my Christmas is a little less stressed
No one else but me and my boss from our team though, which means picking up the slack, so I can't see much DiS for me this week...
SO pissed off this morning
why can't there be some kind of estate agent genocide?
Well, this is new. Do tell.
bidding against another couple
last night we froze our bid and the other couple bid slightly higher
estate agent says 'Do you have another bid'
I says 'Hmm, can we have a think about it and get back to you tomorrow morning' (it was 11pm at the time)
'Sure,' he says 'no problem'
Call him at 8am to stick another 2grand on our bid
He says 'It's too late, the other couple are coming in to sign at 9'
1) If they haven't signed then it's not too late
2) It's his responsibility to inform the seller and have them make a decision
3) What a complete cunt for just wanting to go on his Christmas hols and not being bothered to do his job properly
Also, sign what?
Do you have the Vendors number? Be as underhand as everyone else in these situations :D
don't have the vendor's number
things are a little different here in Sweden, it's deffo the estate agent being a lazy cunt here
I'm fuming tbh
took me an hour to get in this morning, mainly because the bus was a bit rubbish. Not that that's unusual.
Took a bit longer to get in today and it was -8c in the Car park at 9.30am. I'm here for the long haul - I work very near the airport and due to pick my brother up at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve before driving back to the folks. This will be the latest I've ever been home for Christmas.
In other news, I got an essay written over the weekend. One more to go!
I'm faffing about at my desk waiting to get a call from our cash department to let me know that some cash has landed. After that, I'll be running off to another law firm and -please God- will close my deal. Then I will pretend to drink a glass of warm champagne. Then, if I can escape in time, I have to nip to hospital to get my kidneys examined and probably to have a camera put up my peehole. Just to make things doubly fabulous, boyfriend is coughing up bnlood. It's due to snow in the stansted area all of weds and thurs, so xmas in London (possibly in St Barts) looking like a possibility. ISN'T LIFE A DREAM. WHO'S UP FOR GETTING DRUNK THIS AFTERNOON?
Has Rob been hanging out with Bamnan recently?
What's this about Stansted snow? That's near me. My dad actually said he'd come and drive to pick me up if the trains were fucked on Christmas Eve. Foolish man.
Last night the met office and the beeb were showing snow for stansted weds and thurs, but this looks more hopeful for us-
Now all I have to do is not end up in hospital and we will be laughing.
My kidneys have given up :( I'm going to try and stick it out tomorrow and then get on the antibiotics on Wednesday.
Tell Rob to get to the Dr, too. Probably a chest infection.
I have no infection showing in my pee but lots of blood and protein
I have no idea what this means. Google is not my friend and I am studiously avoiding it. much like I've been avoiding the medical profesion for the last month :/
I could blab on about protein in urine and kidneys etc. But I won't bore you with it!! :D It does sound as though you may have a urinary tract infection, though. Stress (and other things) can increase protein readings.
I doubt you'll have a camera up your peehole :D Most likely is a scan (with the dye etc.) xx
No sign of infection in the last 2 but still showing the blood and protein. I'm going to assume unless told otherwise that it is the last vestiges of a UTI and not worry too much. GP told me I'll need the camera to rule out some possibilities, but i'm hoping he's being over-cautious and the actual specialists will just take some blood and send me home with some good drugs or something :) If I make it out on tues, I will update you!
Went to the Under 8s tag Rugby Christmas party yesterday, our team manager is the Fire Chief and it was a joint thing with the Fire Service kids. The highlight being everyone taken outside where Santa was stuck on the roof and had to be rescued by the Simon Snorkel, he was then dropped off on another roof and came down the pole which was made to look like a chimney and dished out presents. IT WAS BRILLIANT
I have 2 things to do this week. 2.
Word on the underground is that my boss might be closing the office as of tomorrow. TOMORROW!!!
He'll probably change his mind, I'll be here for the duration.
Don't you dare.
I'm in right up until friday afternoon. My journey into work wasn't too bad despite travelling time being doubled but with the promise of more snow to come before I get home I'm not really anticipating the journey back.
The only other person who has access to the vault we need to get into is the HR manager, who is snowed in somewhere in surrey.
Ahahahha. FUCK. now seriously looking into helicopter to surrey (not with me in it. I am not mad).
I have cake
We've just had some chocolates delivered. They look MMMM good.
I have some edible presents that I bought for people. I'm going to see how the day pans out.
It had better warm up in here soon. I can barely feel my hands.
Train is running okay. Sitting next to a Cesc Fabregas look a like. He's well fit.
As if I'm not socially competent enough to work in a shop in the first place.
except remote access isnt working so i'm yet to do any work.
I thought you weren't going to be online this week. I didn't think you were working?
and this morning only. so far my work has been:
to eat some breakfast
to watch everybody loves raymond for longer than i thought a man could
watch a programme about the mayans predicting the end of the world. nb. its on dec 21st 2012.
Yeah I read that bit you fucking clown. But this is a new development, no? You know, what with you making your "last thread" of the year last week.
i'm only going to pretend to work for one more hour, but it still isnt working anyway.
Just admit it. You missed us.
"that mayan picture of the crocodile spewing water over people predicts the mass flooding of today...and therefore the end of the world in 2012"
Seems like a pretty water-tight argument to me.
GOTTA LOVE TECHNOLOGY
In your face THISISMYLASTDAYBLAHBLAHBLAH
AND THEN SEND THEM AROUND THE OFFICE ON THE MONDAY
I CANT EVEN DELETE THEM
I saw MsWza's before she did.
Then I'm going to try and get a train out of Liverpool Street back to my parents' house. National Express don't usually need a reason to cancel their trains, so it should be a laugh trying to get back to Colchester. If Matt Cardle's going back there maybe I can get a lift with him.
One of my supervisors, who was supposed to be travelling to India over the weekend, had her flight cancelled and is now in 'til Wednesday. What's worse is I told a small but inconsequential lie about my work on Friday, knowing I wouldn't see her again for two weeks. Now she's in and the web of lies is growing. Bad bad bad.
People here are fucking awful. Hot guy next to me took off his coat to reveal double denim and 3 girls shouted at an old lady because she touched one of their bags for a micro second. Also there is a guy whistling and has been for the last 45 mins. I wouldn't mind if this train crashes. I'd like to be in work atm.
To visit my boyfriend. I'm back in shitty essex now. Its not too bad compared as a tramp did spit on my suitcase in nottingham. I was not pleased.
My girlfriend lives up that way - just north of Nottingham. WE SHOULD TOTES GO ON A DOUBLE DATE.
Phew. That's a stress free Christmas now
I think my agency has gone bust, so no pay from last week and unlikely to get paid for the next 3. Good job I've bought all my Christmas presents, and haven't booked any holidays for February, eh?
Wait, what's that? I haven't bought any presnts yet? And I have to pay off a skiing holiday by Jan 5th? EXCELLENT NEWS.
And I think I'm going to get sacked. My boss asked someone to send her an email to check her out-of-office reply is working. I did, but it said 'I'm off all this week, if you need assistance please contact *stairs' colleague #1*, *stairs' colleague #2*, *stairs' colleague #3*, BUT NO MENTION OF ME.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
if i cough, i can feel fluid in my head sort of shift around, as if youve been swimming but your whole head is moving. If i cough, there is a bit of blood. If I lower my head to look at anything on the floor, everything gets painful.
FUCK the winter. On the plus side, I am going to attempt to cook L one of her favourite dinners. Even though it will not be up to her level of awesome, I reckon I can give it a good shot.
I need to go outside in the cold and i dont want to go outside in the cold.
I am going outside in the cold now.
god bless the overly-cautious university management people
AMERICA!... Fuck you
Not coming to save the mutha fuckin day, no!
Moousee is in work, with a headache, wishing that he wasnt
sean gave me the keys and said I'm responsible for shutting up shop.
PocketMouse is caretaker for Christmas Day and the only one allowed to post on here (with her present-opening thread).
Anyone else breaking in to DiS towers and posting anything will be banned for life.
at SOME point.
Working through this week and the 3 days of next also.
Consider me rolled and called.
I have the morning off tomorrow for an appointment tomorrow, and I finish up dead on 5pm tomorrow to catch my flight. But I'm back in the office a week today. CURSES.
Unless I get "snowed in", of course. In Snowy Scotland.
Been given tomorrow off.