Sunday, 27 December 2015

Dreich Again


The rain thought it funny to start when I attempted to go out this morning.  I waited until it subsided somewhat and wended my way down the road attempting to avid the puddles lying everywhere.  Naturally one individual in a very expensive black Jaguar car managed to go through a puddle at the side of the road, intentionally or otherwise, just as I passed.  I was somewhat displeased and informed the individual of my concern, not that they stopped or noticed, and then had to sort myself out before entering the church.  How easy to talk about forgiving people and how hard to forgive slight injuries!  I managed however but it took a few minutes.  The incongruity of going to a communion where forgiveness is sought and yet not wishing to offer it to another did sit in my mind for a while.  How easily we take forgiveness and how slowly we pass it on.
Being Sunday nothing has happened and the news has only the terrible floods up in the north west of England to talk about.  How those all day news people love a major disaster at Christmas!  If this did not occur they would have nothing but Christmas celebrations to bore us and them with.  I do feel for the folks who suffer up their, hopefully the worst is past for them.  The Prime Minister is sending troops but will he do something in a years time to ensure insurance is paid, defences strengthened and people safeguarded or will he just make a PR visit and vanish like he did at the Somerset floods last year? 

Another day off tomorrow for the masses.  However many will be working and I am not one of them.  This whole week is mine to do with what I wish, unless it rains, the money runs out or I fall down the stairs.






6 comments:

carol said...

I think I have made this comment previously somewhere ... Kids ..little kids forgive immediately and just get on with life. So when do you reckon we begin to hold grudges and hold onto that pain?

Lee said...

Your cynicism is palpable, Mr. Ad-Man...not a very nice taste for Christmas! Tsk! Tsk!

the fly in the web said...

Better not see those sheep after hitting the Chimay...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

We have received around nine inches of rain over the weekend. Just one tornado 45 miles or so away, though.

Adullamite said...

Carol, Hmmm not sure kids forget real bad things. Small things are easily forgotten by distracting them. As we develop we remember and feel it better. I reckon that really starts about three years of age. My mentality!

Lee, Me?

Fly, I remember the rumpus when he began this, it distracted many.

Jerry, Aye that's bad. Cumbria and York are not used to it like this however. Climate change is all your fault!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful sheep! I too have been appalled at the news of the floods in the North.