Monday, 29 June 2020
It's been one of those weekends. Nothing has gone right. Even my spelling has failed more than ever, according to all the red lines under this sentence. Just like being back in school. I had to buy the teacher six new red pens when I left. Some refer to being 'Booted' out of school, my teacher took that phrase to heart. She had a nasty streak after all.
Early this morning I headed to Tesco for bread. I had been in Sainsburys late yesterday for bread but when I got back I discovered I had got everything but! I knew I should not have followed that woman around the store...
Today I was in Tesco just after 8 am. Wandering around, just for bread, I spent £7:27 on other things that I suddenly realised I required, but managed to obtain bread first. By only shopping once a week I have spent much less money, today reminded me how I was overspending in these money grabbing places. Of course the lovely lass at the checkout did not like me, that helped to make my day.
The list of things that did not work, was not possible, unavailable over the weekend, plus rain when I considered wandering outside, all added to a dreich weekend. I did rejoice at the number of freely available football matches on telly but discovered most of these were dower, dreary typically English affairs. The best part was the second half of the 3rd division German game I found, at least both tried then to play football.
However, with Craig Gordon returning to the Heart of Midlothian there was one piece of good news this morning. Just as long as he does not injure himself going up to the press conference.
I suppose I could have been like the clever people and taken out insurance against my day. Many celebrities take out such insurance in case their voice/legs/talent suddenly leaves them. Others take out insurance for their wedding day just in case 'cold feet' appear. Still others, while swimming in Loch Ness took out insurance in case the Loch Ness Monster bit them! Similarly a cruise ship did likewise as they feared the monster might bite them! Sometimes of course insurance is worth while. The Wimbledon Tennis people took out 'Pandemic Insurance' after the 'SARS' outbreak some years ago, now it appears they may get back some of the £1.5 million they paid out annually, around £114 million expected to arrive sometime soon!
I wonder if they will allow 'Having a bad day' as an insurance request...