What a different week that was! The past few weeks have involved much time at the museum or failure to get things done. This week I was only 'worked' on my normal Tuesday, however I stayed on till after three as there was a 'do' for older folks and free fish and chips were involved. The rest of the week has been mine enabling much getting done. The new video has been set up, even if I canny work it, Christmas presents bought, only one left, the house tidied, even dusted, and all those things lying around the place that have been dropped, mislaid, brought out and forgotten and now dealt with. The washing still hangs damp and dreich and the ironing is waiting on a passing woman to get done. Small things you may say, but not when they have been omitted because I was
Sadly this has been disturbed by taking the laptop top bed each night and watching football! Every night there has been a game, and the bigger the two teams involved the worse the performance, very disappointing. Tonight is no difference as I watched Wimbledon playing Coventry in the English Cup. Enjoyable enough but I prefer proper Scots football myself.
The Christmas presents were easy if expensive, Gift Cards! Small enough to go inside a card, easy enough to operate at the other end, and I need spend little time choosing, that happens at the other end. The girls get cards from 'New Look,' a females shop I have never looked in before obviously, however the young lass was very nice when I obtained mine. In Tesco tonight I asked where the gift cards were and a nice supervisor took me to the stand full of cards that was in front of my nose. Immediately understanding she was talking to an idiot she put on the 'wife like' approach and talked to me in a slow voice, repeating where needful, intoning certain words with emphasis so I could understand, then placed me at a checkout to pay. The new young lady there also quickly cottoned on and treated me in similar fashion. They almost walked me home after taking my money as they realised I was just a male with no idea what I was doing. They have lucky men at home I say, if indeed the men are bright enough to realise this.
One thing that was clear in Chelmsford is the difference in peoples attitudes. The desire to walk through people as if they did not exist has a tendency to show there, smiling is outlawed, and 'Essex Girls' is a way of life many appear to admire. They have not yet reached London levels but they appear to be trying that attitude. The dress code is Londonish, terrible! Men well past middle age pretending they are punks does not indicate a life lived to the full I say. Young folks are always badly dressed, that's normal, but men who do not stop dressing like a youth when past 35 need to see a doctor. I was glad to get home!