Monday, 1 June 2015

A Day For Ranting


I've been ranting all day.
It began when I awoke, continued when I browsed the meaninglessness in the papers and continued ceaselessly all day.  I have no idea why!
Maybe it is I am just feeling a bit rough, maybe I need to eat better - the diet is failing - and maybe it is just par for the course.  Anything and everything got me going today.  The laptop started it really.  You see I have been attempting to speed it up and naturally after all my work it goes much slower than ever.  I informed the component parts, the people scribbling advice that I browsed and indeed most of their relatives of my considered thoughts on the matter.  It made no difference.
Later i took a break from the labours of cleaning the sink, it has been some time, and played patience on the laptop.  It is funny how playing this game often allows the thoughts to wander as the requirement to think is not great.  Wandering thoughts made me rant about and too all sorts of people, I am open minded that way.  These subjects were of course important at the time however my mind has managed to forget what such important matters were.
The attempt to finish the ironing, it failed by the way, led me to listen to the radio, then watch things on the TV while doing so.  I soon found things to grumble at, and told both my opinions forceably.  Whoever they were ignored my comments.  Using the BBC iPlayer I watched the 'Sportscene' version of the two big games at the weekend while stuffing grub down my throat.  This led to my opinions on Rangers football club, under several names, being offered freely to the gentlemen on view.  Being recorded on Sunday evening they were unable to hear my wise thoughts and ignored me.  This little problem was not enough to hinder my free expression.
I am reading an excellent Great War book called 'The War the Infantry Knew' by a chap called Dunn.  As he considered the Brigade, then Division, and then Corps staff I found myself sharing much of his opinion of their work ethic also.  If you wish to plan a war go and see what the situation happens to be, a thought that few amongst them appeared to share.   Dunn, in the firing line, made clear his opinions of them.
I have decided I am again suffering something, that explains the rants, the tiredness and the lack of sensible things to say.  I could rant at those who inform us that winter down there begins at 23 degrees and rising while we suffer high winds, rain, and Spring!  But I will not.  I wish them well and go off for a hot toddy....


10 comments:

Lady Di Tn said...

Ah the vision of you ranting in your mind made me have a clear vision of Walter Mitty. My chore or job as I was growing up was ironing and I despise the task and have place the board down in the basement along with the torture tool for others to use. I do not rant when I am ill but want to be LEFT ALONE TO SUFFER IN SOLITUDE. After trying lots of diets over my vast number of years, I have found portion control is the key and eat what you like. And do not purchase foods, my case is cookies, that will create a downfall, because those little round pieces of Heaven call my name no matter where I put them.
We have had an inch of rain daily for the last week and Saturday we had wind to go with it for about 20 minutes and in that time we lost 5 big trees. Luckily none close to the house. Bring your chain saw and come on over as we will have a cutting good time. Peace

Lee said...

Rant as much as you like, Mr. Ad-Man.

I ranted all day yesterday; and probably will again today. I do believe people just don't listen and I do believe I have the very special ability to be come invisible at time. I shan't go into details but suffice to say the lack of listening abilities of another caused me to do a lot of venting yesterday (to myself...because I listen to me!).

The other person who is hard of hearing is my landlord who loves to turn everything that needs to be done into a three ring circus or a Cecil B. DeMille production bigger than "Ben Hur"! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!

I'm suffering the same malady you are, Adullamite...it's called "The Stupidity of Others"!! :)

the fly in the web said...

A hot toddy is the answer to everything.
Luckily...

Kay G. said...

Mustn't grumble, you grumble and you're on your own.
Laugh and the world laughs with you,
cry and you cry all alone.

You just need to listen to a good old Chas & Dave record, that will cheer you up!

carolincairns said...

Big Hugs Adullaman. Hope today is better for you.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, with misery loving company and all, I have been having a fairly terrible time trying to learn how to write programming/scripting code. For when I follow (EXACTLY!) all of the steps shown in the instructional videos, what is shown to work for them does not work so well for me. I am currently fighting with installing Composer so that I can use the Laravel 4 PHP framework. Oh, it looks so easy and simple for them. Sigh.

carolincairns said...

Big Hugs to Lee too.

Adullamite said...

Lady, Your a woman, surely you LOVE ironing!

Lee, I agree, it's all their fault!

Fly, It was indeed last night, I might try this again...

Kay, That WOULD make me grumble!!!

Carol, Thanks, Indeed it was!

Jerry, That is too complicated for me, good luck with that!




Lady Di Tn said...

My dear A You are very lucky that we are separated by a large salty pond on you would find a head slap (the back of your head) from me before you uttered that statement. INDEED

Adullamite said...

Lady, Tsk! That from a lady.....