Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Surprise at Work
Several surprises at work today, the worst being made to transfer the kitchen stuff elsewhere while the builder rebuilt it! Long before my starting time I was lugging things about and sweating in a manner not known for many a day. This is not a situation I wish to repeat. It does show however how much is contained in a small kitchen and questions must be asked about most of it. Still the builder is a good guy and soon we will have more space in their yet I bet the majority continue to dump everything in the sink and do a runner as always.
Good job I am not one to complain or I may have had to when the first visitor arrived as I opened the door intending to sit, drink tea made in the cleaning sluice, and instead I was forced to chat in an inane manner while she looked for gifts. I just wished to lie back and breathe without gasping.
As we are in a mess at the moment, one exhibition comes down and the second begins to claim space, the museum is flooded with helpers running around with little idea what to do. I help by keeping out the way or removing white 'Blutack' from the back of information cards. The woman in charge muttered something about me 'finding my place,' stole some of my chocolates and disappeared in a whirl of waste paper and exhibition stuff.
I however continued with my work, two male visitors, one Museum Friend and two more helpers for the clean up, two phone calls booking events, all this while attempting to read one of our books and doing without tea as mine went cold and no-one was free to aid my distress. So I filled in time by taking pictures of stock with a small and not too good camera to see what I could get from it. This entertained me if not being very productive.
Another surprise came at lunchtime when one of the women Generals came out of her interminable meeting with the big boss to inform me of Theresa May's decision to have a General Election on June 8th. Naturally this is interesting news and reveals something of the impotence of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn. Had he been a successful leader she would not risk this.
It is right that the Brexit farce requires a General Election not a referendum in which the people were lied to as a mandate for Brexit. However as the Conservatives are 20 points ahead in the polling it suggests she will win, wipe Labour out for years and bring about an even greater chance of Scots independence. The Conservative policy of making the poorest face the burden of austerity will keep them out of Scotland, other troubles such as the 'Rape Clause' will lead to the Scots Tories suffering badly up north. I forsee a Tory win but elections are not referendums, voting for Brexit does not always mean voting Tory, especially as the cost will come home to roost soon enough and the Labour voter will suffer much more than the middle class Tory.
As we have local council elections on May 5th folks are not happy about another election a month later. In this area it matters little, this part of the nation is Conservative controlled at local and County level with little room for opposition to show. Not only do we have the country peoples who are often the bedrock of the Tory Party but we also have the 'Working Class Conservative' who votes for them because he thinks they give him more money in his pocket. ON top of this UKIP the loony Conservative voters abound in this area, a mixture of 'little Englander' and 'Racist,' these folks will not even eat curry in case they fail the Empire! So whatever way we vote the Tory MP will be returned, the majority of local and county councillors will be Conservative and nothing will make much difference for me. Already the local Labour Party have dumped leaflets on us and in a few weeks we will be flooded by them and the recycling bag will be overflowing with lies, half truths and desperation!
Oh joy! Two months of this to look forward to.
Once I had hobbled home I was confronted with more surprises. The boys were fixing the broken flooring in the hall, the flooring that has been broken for nearly 20 years! I expressed my surprise and was confronted with demands for tea!!! This I managed to ignore as I pleaded weariness from my mornings endevours. This obtained no sympathy, workmen I find often fail to empathise with those who do less than they. Nonetheless I made tea for me and left them to it. I bet I find the floor totally taken up tomorrow when I go down, just for spite!
Now important things are at hand, Real Madrid playing Bayern Munchen!