After my furlough I stumbled down the road, braving the gale force wind, and entered the museum once again. Naturally all the bright young lassies were desperate for my return (yes they were!) and I settled quickly into the routine, making mistakes, forgetting names, losing things, overcharging customers (and that was only a 50p postcard) and forgetting where everything was kept.
Back to normal then.
Usually I was left on my own but today young Lee, an unemployed accountant, fills his time by volunteering and today he joined me and it was just as well. The first customer wished tickets for an event, Lee knew where they were and I was supposed to know how to work the 'friends of the Museum' discount. Naturally I got it wrong! After much fiddling the lovely Jenny told us the simple way of 'doing it right' and the man was happy enough with things. Lee had to correct me several times as I forgot what/where/why and so on.
Just like normal!
So now I sit here staring at the 'To Do' list and thinking of reasons not to do it. So much requires attention, the museum requires something - even though they do not know it yet, the house requires lots of work, the body however wants to sit and stare. The mind cannot even work out what to watch or listen to at the moment. The news is filled with liars asking, nay pleading, for us to save their careers and I really do not posses the desire so to do! A quick look at the candidates for election has made my mind up. I will not be voting 'for' anyone but 'against' the man who will win. We also have local elections on and I am positive who I will vote for there even though I know nothing about them! I found one item of information re one woman, nothing whatsoever re the others wishing to be local Councillors! A disgraceful state of affairs I say! In a town as small as this you would think such information important - there again so few will vote normally at local elections and those who do so today will vote for a Party, not a candidate. We have no other choice. Again I am voting for a Party because the other Party dominates and opposition is a must - even if poor.
That's it. I'm all washed up now....