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Boom boom shake the room etc
I haven't even been drinking. What a start to the day.
On the plus side, I reckon today can only get better.
That's what they'll call us.
I think I had just got up too quickly, and I found that salty crisps helped.
Stopped having cereal because it was making me feel a bit ill.
I don't want to live in a world without dairy.
and some flob that ran down the back of my throat when I was cleaning my teeth triggered the ol' gag reflex. hey there coffee!
It'll probably annoy me.
It's only January!!
takes all the pressure off for the rest of the year.
My train hasn't been on time since 2014.
Today it was cancelled meaning I didn't manage to make the connecting train. AGAIN.
Check your privilege!
commutes from Brighton to London, is always complaining about trains being late or cancelled. unlucky.
Why don't they just make it the 07.49 service, just to be on the safe side?
I got an email to tell me my boss wasn't coming in today and that put a spring in my step this morning. turns out I had just dreamt that though and he's still coming in.
Still in kind of black cotton tracksuit trousers due to my burn. Wondering whether to acknowledge this straight away with them and explain, or hope they don't notice.
If they didn't notice I probably wouldn't want to give them the job.
you're the boss man, no need to explain. If you were going to an interview then explain.
or the awkward thing of them coming in to work in similar and me having to tell them it's not suitable :(
slowly lower yourself in the chair with a grimace.
Or if you're not a fan of the amateur dramatics explain you have an injury.
Not sure how to bring it up.
'Hi! By the way I'm a massive twat and dropped a kettle which poured boiling water down my leg, so I've got a horrible burn and that's why I look like I dressed in the dark'
get someone to let them in.
when they expect you to stand to shake there hands.. just wave your arms about and tell them to 'sit down already!'
When its time to leave, just say this interview is over, and just spin around in your chair facing away from them.
this is a good idea.
(and do this as soon as you greet them) is 'Please excuse my attire, we don't always come to work in tracksuits but I have a minor injury at the moment!"
no need to go into any further detail. I take massive pride in how I look at work, so I would HAVE TO EXPLAIN in some way that I wasn't just in a tracksuit, but that's probably my own insceurities (if I dress like the boss I can pretend to be the boss etc). (Can you imagine how awful if was for me in Dec 2013 when I had the eye patch for a week :/)
'I take massive pride in how I look at work, so I would HAVE TO EXPLAIN in some way that I wasn't just in a tracksuit'
is basically exactly where I am.
do you have an office cat you could stroke as you spin round in your chair?
just asked them to forgive my attire, and made a joke about it.
why didn't you cycle?
so very, very frustrating.
Can't even do static bikes at the gym, for some reason they're even worse than normal bikes.
being able to ride a bike in this city is the greatest, most liberating thing and it's driving me nuts not being able to do it.
This morning the bus driver decided to have a fight with a guy for 10min whilst we all sat waiting for them to conclude and get on with the journey. Pointless. Especially after the bus driver had a nice day off yesterday.
takes 50 minutes in a hot box that smells of sweaty balls. I can almost walk it in that. Maybe I just should, and see if my legs hold out.
as it's just an awful experience.
It used to take me about an hour. Its such a good way to start the day.
Epimer's arguing with hibster about the best way to do a Lamb's Kidney Bruschetta.
I'll take the Shitty Bum Epimer thing on the chin, but I won't stand idly by while someone implies I like kidney. It smells and tastes like piss.
Stop acting up in front of everyone.
than hearing about how people 'struggled' to get to work. "urgh, the m60 was backed up, urgh, urgh".
you were sat in a comfy car listening to the radio, now you're here. shut up.
BN2 - no snow here.
Thought it was going to be really icy this morning so didn't risk cycling and walked instead.
It's absolutely fine :(
I felt like a right idiot. I've got my end of year appraisal thing today as well and my manager has already told me I'm not going to do very well.
But I'm going to yoga again tonight so that's something good I guess.
you ok? the bike ok?
was pretty frosty this morning, ok on the main roads though
I can't reply to you on mobile. I'm ok, thanks :) so is my bike. luckily all of the leaves in the bike lane broke my fall.
good to hear.
hope your appraisal goes ok too..
All gone now
Bit sad as was well up for a snow day
Trainers arrived last night so I may start my couch to 5k later...can I put it on an iPod? As in is it an aop or just mp3s?
Waiting for this fuvking trial to start, I fucking hate this hanging around. They've not even done the ballot for the fucking jury yet.
I'm not at all fucking pleased with all this.
I can't decide if I'm getting conjunctivitis or if I just need to hoover/ dust my room. Probably both.
I should take this to the minor ailments thrad.
I am REALLY sleepy today and I have to go out to see clients who are miles away. I'm actually nodding off at my desk. Aiming for 9pm bed tonight.
lodged very firmly in my back teeth (like, up the gums)
this annoyed me a lot. A lot a lot. Upon arriving in my office today I threatened to punch three people. Once I finally managed to get it out (by shredding my gums with fingernails/various implements) I did a scream, a little dance, and then kicked my bin across the room.
in quite a good mood now
(not had a cigarette for a couple of days, maybe that's it?)
which involves potentially being abroad next week on a work trip. Feels slightly surreal as I was actually in the midst of planning a holiday to the same place.
Finally watched the first episode of Girls season 4, still brilliant.
no heating or hot water. just this thing http://i.imgur.com/n2AKaOb.jpg
which i'm pretty glad is several flights of stairs away from me tbh. i woke up in a panic thinking there was a gas leak. might have to find a piscine publique.
have to phone my phone company to sort stuff out cause they've made a massive fuck up, but dont have the energy. really worried i've transferred £1300 to the wrong IBAN cause i've not had confirmation from the transferee.
forgot to drink my tea and now its cold.
funny how one little thing can annoy you/me. the exam went alright but all i can think about is the bloke going 'you've not finished yet' after i'd handed him my paper and headed towards the door 'you have to fold that over' even though i had folded it over, just hadn't pulled the sticky thing off cos i wasn't arsed about anonymity (it was optional you cunt)
Due to a (pretty significant) misrepresentation of the terms, I'm having to cancel my phone contract and be without coverage for 2-5 days. I've got them to agree to cover all costs of returning goods, any bill payments and reimburse me for a cover I've bought that I now have no use for. HOWEVER, not having a functioning phone for 5 days because of their incompetence/lies and having to go to all this bother is really really inconvenient so I'm gonna ask for more money off them. HOwwww much???
on calls home, business etc double it.
add a bit on for the pickle they've left you in.
that way you can itemise it to them = more chance of them admitting they've fucked you good and proper.
£500 is nothing to these guys
i think i'm more likely to get money if i explain that i'm starting a new job and everything and it's left me in a position where i can't get anything arranged this week (which is true). i'm basically going to have to spend the next few days at home so i can get free wifi and use whatsapp on my kindle. this will undoubtedly affect my work and might mean i have to start on monday (was meant to be friday). so a days wages too.
the thing is, there are recordings of their staff actually lying to me. already said i think the ombudsman is going to be interested in it. so yeah i reckon asking for hundreds is fine. it's completely their fault.
I remember you saying that the deal sounded too good to be true and everything went a little TOO easy..
Think about how shit your feeling (don't dwell too much ;). its these dickheads fault. only way they can make it better is $$$
Ask for that and preparte to settle around 80-100. Can you pick up a 5 euro PAYG to do you in the interim? (of course, if you can, the true measure of your loss is more like a tenner, but they dpn't need to know that.) Overempahise the fact that you are left completely in the lurch. Overegg the lack ofg language skills, this being why yuou wantedyour phone sorted before you went over there! is this EE? I know a few people in their customer complaints team (it goes through Greenock dunnit) so let me know if you want me to escalate for you. If tey are slow getting back to you, tweet them (my mate Stephen does their customer service social media stuff. Say HI STELLA.)
It will get sorted :) x
tbh i think i was getting a bit frustrated at the poor girl on the phone there but it is a massive pain in the arse. going to have to find a post office, package it etc. then find a phone shop and get a cheap sim only thing. this will take a few hours out of my day.
I have hot yoga and an early night tonight so thats good.
she's really nice and speaks ok english but i've told them all to just speak french around me so i pick it up. also unpacked now and feel like less of a doofus about everything. x