Thursday, 6 March 2014


Walking past a building site on my way to work this morning I heard one of the builders shout '4', then another one shouted back 'Nah, definitely 3'.

Bloody cheek I thought!!  I'd decided to go for the 'office punk' look this morning, a kind of blend of sensible meets anachronistic hopefully guaranteed NOT to look 'age appropriate' - can you believe Miss Mac threw that label at me the other week?

Anyway, I thought I looked ok with my pale grey top over a short dark grey skirt worn with my favourite New Rock biker boots and lots of silver and turquoise jewellery and my hair in a kind of spiky ponytail so I've got to say I was a bit pissed off to apparently only score a 4 and then have it downgraded to a 3!

It was only when they carried on talking that I realised that they were in fact talking about how many scaffolding poles they needed.  I was relieved until I realised that they hadn't even noticed me at all and I now appear to be invisible to builders, when did that happen???

I haven't really blogged much lately, not sure why.  I'm constantly writing blog posts in my head as I go about my day, I expect most of you do the same but nothing much is making it into print which is a shame as some were obviously totally brilliant.

So, what have I been up to ....

Well, I haven't made an arse of myself for a while.  At least I DID but fortunately there was no one there to witness it.

I was at work the other day sitting in my super duper, ergonomically designed chair, all levers and buttons that if I knew how to work them could probably fly me to the moon.  Obviously I have no idea how any of them work so I leave well alone.  Anyway, I dropped a pen on the floor and rather than push my chair back and get up to pick it up I leaned over the arm rest and tried to reach it.  It was just out of reach so I leaned further.  I must have pushed something as the armrest suddenly moved throwing me to the side where I hit my chin REALLY BLOODY HARD on it before falling off the front of the chair onto my knees.  Fortunately, as I said, there was no one there to witness my humiliation although I think pretty much everyone in the building heard the crash and the swearing that followed it but I'm denying all knowledge.

I've also decided to let Miss Mac paint one of the kitchen walls as an art project.  I painted the kitchen white a couple of months ago more as a blank canvas while I decide what to do with it so it's all looking a bit bland right now.  Actually, it's looking a little bland and lumpy.  I probably should have invested in some new paint but I had some white emulsion in the shed and decided to use it up thinking I could just brush the little lumps out of it ....  Hmmm, that didn't go so well ....

Anyway, watch this space, she has started but I'll wait until there is more to show before taking photos.

Other than that life just bumbles along as I wait for Spring and a little sunshine, I think we are owed some after all the rain we've had in the last few months.

At some point I may write something a little more entertaining but that's all I've got right now.


Brighton Pensioner said...

Well, it kept me amused! But then, it doesn't take much at my age.

K Ville said...

I was thinking it could have been a 4 out of 5 but then reading on realised you have been downgraded to zero, unnoteworthy. Although that is slightly better than being commented on for being a minger. I blame all this PC non-sexist crap, you knew where you were when a builder shouted ''awl-rite daaaaaarlin'" now we have to massage our egos by wolf whistling ourselves in a mirror before going out.....oh, just me then!

Ps falling off chairs hurts, stop it!

Carmen said...

Dicks clearly can't see a 10 when it's staring them in the face.

Sarah said...

Thank you Brighton Pensioner - there is often an element of the ridiculous in my life to a lesser or greater degree - hopefully I'll continue to do things that keep you amused (I'm fairly certain those 'things' will keep happening).

Seriously K, what IS the world coming to? After being told my outfit was 'age appropriate' at home I need something to restore my ego - is this a taste of things to come ... Falling off chairs hurts lots, I shall stop forthwith!

Ha ha Carmen, I'm so tempted to walk past and show them your comment - you and me both lovely and long may it continue :-)