28 November 2015

Indecision

I was going to blog about yesterday's drive down to London and back in an "Enterprise" hire van. Then I thought I might blog about the strange phenomenon of how traffic can draw to a halt on congested motorways for no apparent reason. Alternatively, I thought I would blog about the rags-to-riches tale of Sheffield-born Premier League striker Jamie Vardy. Then I thought about Chris, a former regular at my local pub who, upon a whim, upped sticks and went to live in Udon Thani, Thailand at the age of sixty three.

Perhaps I should have blogged about new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and how the media have portrayed him and his pacifism. I considered another general knowledge quiz or some previously unseen photographs from my rambles in the heart of England. A post in praise of Sheffield artist Pete McKee? Another poem? Or the hard luck our lovely son has experienced since the London-based internet start-up company he was working for collapsed. Hence the hire van.

Instead, I have chosen not to blog about anything at all. I shall have another mug of tea before performing my daily ablutions and heading off to "Lidl" for yet more food supplies. It's nice that in order to survive. we don't have to hunt deer, grow vegetables  or collect berries any more... isn't it?

22 comments:

  1. Lidl is grand but the aisle with things as diverse as spanners, socks and sets oil paints is a menace. Their frozen fish is worth going for even if it does mean I come back with a hydraulic jack I don't need but couldn't leave.

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    1. PS, I am sorry to hear about your son. Why do so many companies fail just before Christmas?
      If he wants to keep his hand in then ask him to write some C++ to enable MathMap to run in Windows 64 bit. It doesn't pay anything but I will send him a packet of Jelly Babies.

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    2. Thank you for the kind offer Adrian. I have run it past him and his reply was "Tell Adrian to b*****r off!" Sorry. Just saw a massive £80 food processor in Lidl and tubs of creosote and a Barbie-lookalike doll and a lion onesie that would suit you on cold winter nights.

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  2. At least that's one decision made...food shopping!

    I love the cat pic. :)

    Sorry to hear that company went bust, Yorkie...but I'll bet your son find something better real soon. Best wishes to him.

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    1. We'll help him the best we can to get back up and running again Lee but it has been a big blow to his self-confidence. Get through Christmas first I think. I am surprised you like the cat picture as I am aware how much you hate them!

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    2. Hahahaha! You'd better remove your tongue before you bite it in half completely, Yorkie!! :)

      Yes...get through the Christmas/New Year season...and then after that your lad will be ready to rock 'n roll again...taking no prisoners...raring to go.

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    3. I hope so. Or do you need a 31 year old live-in butler Lee?

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    4. Hahahaha! No...I don't have room for anyone else here in my little cabin, Yorkie...thanks for the offer though! :)

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  3. Tell Ian to go into teaching. That's what I did after my career in IT. And the world needs more qualified IT teachers in the coming years.

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    1. Sorry Carol. He didn't go to university so teaching is out in England.

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  4. I have seen this so many times with my son and his friends (they're nearing 30). They are bright and dedicated and hard working. Companies think when they hire them that they've bought their souls, but will drop them in a minute when profits start to dip. I understand economic necessity, but it goes beyond that. I wonder sometimes how these young people are ever going to be able to build lives, with homes and families of their own.

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    1. I share your concern Jan. It used to be that if you were loyal, hard-working and dependable then you would automatically get on in life but it is all so cut-throat now. It was never easy to be young but now it is even harder.

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    2. My son and his friends have gotten through it all by staying close and helping each other out. Their families are also behind them, but they seem to find it easier to accept help from friends. They band together to become roommates and share the rent, if one of them loses a job the others chip in and pay. They live downtown so some can ride bikes instead of supporting a car. They have found ways to cope, but none of those ways lead to eventually having a home or a family of their own. Some have had to move back in with their parents at age 30, the others support them by understanding the necessity and knowing it could happen to them as well.

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    3. And maybe our generation needs to take a look around and revise how we see things. I sit here by myself in a house that isn't huge, but it has more room than I need. I could easily share it with the next generation if I just parted with some of the junk I hold dear and make room for them. People in other cultures manage in multigenerational households, it might just take a mental tweak to make that happen.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your sons work. Very worrying. On a lighter note , I used to think I was indecisive but now I'm not sure .......

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    1. Ha ha! I like that kind of humour Leishy.... I think.

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  6. It looks like you just listed a number of ideas for a blog post.

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    1. It's funny Red but after ten years of blogging I can still think of something else to blog about. Famous Canadians could take up a week or two...

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  7. You're a funny man YP. Nearly as funny as the cat with the really weird look on it's face.

    Bad luck about your son and his workplace - it's sometimes tricky to know whether the company you are working for is sailing along or about to turn turtle. I will wait to see which upward turn his life takes...
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    1. And you are a funny lass Alphie!
      Thank you for your kind thoughts.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your son having lost his job. Seeing as the whole company has gone bust, it shouldn't be a blow to his self-confidence - it's certainly not his fault, lack of skill or anything that caused this, but most likely a combination of mis-management at top level and circumstances he couldn't influence anyway.
    I hope he'll be able to see this enforced break as a chance to rest and spend time with his parents, and in 2016 will find a good job.

    Lidl is open on a Sunday? Oops - just realized you wrote this yesterday. Looks like I'm not fully awake yet.

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    1. Lidl is open on a Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00 in England. Sundy trading laws were relaxed ages ago. Thanks for considering Ian's position. I am worried about him and what the future now holds.

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