Happy Melbourne Cup day, Aussies. It also seems the stars are aligning to crank up the cranky factor today. Meri Risa has put her finger right on the mark by naming it National Enforced Gambling Day.* Nice post there. You are so right about our bullying culture for placing a bet. Shudder.
My day so far has been bollocks in a load of little ways.
Tried to call indsutry magazine abou a 400word story - got machine
Tried to call Victorian Minister's office - dur its Melbourne cup day
Tried to book roach control - all full till next week, after Mr B is back
Tried to book hair appointment - Friday is my new girl's day off, no other time
Tried to call primary school volunteer coordinator - can't find freaking diary.
I'm about to give up entirely on today, as it's clearly not working for me, and I won't be able to get any sense out of anyone after 3 PM anyway. But happily Miss J has also just encapsulated a whole world of bullshit. Her litany of the actually useful add-ons to a mobile phone says it all really. Brava!
*Although I have to sneakily confess to having a bit of a soft spot for the break for melbourne cup in Sydney offices, precisely because it is so stullifyingly dumb, that by national consensus we've put aside about an hour to have a champagne, wear a hat made of waste paper and staples, and yell at the TV on paid time. The place I've been in that did it to the most extreme was the big consultancy charging mega-bux per hour. Enforced betting is pretty nyeh though.