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Wed, Dec. 21st, 2011, 08:48 pm

How is it only Wednesday. How.

Sat, Dec. 17th, 2011, 02:53 pm

Also, you get to read lots of interesting postcards.

Why, it almost makes up for not getting paid - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/12/17/wolverhampton-royal-mail-staff-in-wages-blunder-get-vouchers (and similar stories from all around t'country).

Disclaimer: I have been getting paid, but I'm apparently in the minority.

Sat, Dec. 17th, 2011, 02:02 pm

This is a very good job for an obsessive-compulsive insomniac. '4am. Must sort all of the things.'

Tue, Dec. 13th, 2011, 05:22 pm
Trends observed in Royal Mail casual job, 2011

1) Postcodes

If you write to someone in an obscure speck-on-the-map village, then PLEASE use the postcode, or at least put "near (closest town)" underneath.

The flipside is that lots of people do write on the envelope "sorry postie, don't know the postcode" or words to that effect, which is at least polite.

2) Letters to Father Christmas

These do get sorted and delivered. No postage required (it won't get to Lapland faster just because you put a load of stamps on, Mr Fancy. Santa is egalitarian), no address required.

3) 'To Dave, London'

We get a lot of these. Jokes. Also Christmas cards with "Pam & Mick" (etc) on the front, no address, no stamp, down to people mistaking a postbox for their friend's front door.

4) Spidery, unreadably shaky handwriting of people for whom holding a pen is clearly now an effort, still sending their list of cards like clockwork every year.

5) 'Your optimism strikes me like junk mail addressed to the dead'

This. Lots.

Sun, Sep. 25th, 2011, 06:40 pm

O hai.

Tue, Apr. 19th, 2011, 07:04 pm

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the internet...

Wed, Sep. 8th, 2010, 09:03 pm
Grievances!

FINALLY had communication from the college about this year's course hours. Problem is I've already signed up for some temp work covering those hours (didn't have the option of waiting to find out what college were doing - had to grab it while I could).

So earlier today I had to sheepishly decline the work and say that I can't do the agreed days and hours after all. They say they'll have other shifts available soon but, eh. They've probably got me down as a complete timewaster and won't bother with me.

How can a course with six (6) teaching hours per week make life so difficult?

One of my classmates has abandoned us to go and start Proper Uni. Felt like yelling 'It won't do you any good! Throw yourself in the road, love, you haven't got a chance!'

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010, 06:56 pm

So I'm apparently some kind of pitiably wacky eccentric because I occasionally use my legs to walk places. FFS.

Also today: more exam results, more epic wins.

Mon, Jun. 28th, 2010, 08:34 pm

The first round's over - how's it going?

1)France to go out in the first round @ 5-2 WIN

2&3)Mexico to win Group A @ 7-2
Mexico to reach the Quarter Finals @ 11-2


4)Ghana to be best placed African team @ 4-1 WIN

5)Germany to reach the Semi Finals @ 5-1

Exciting tie with Argentina looms - both sides play lovely stuff but are a little suspect at the back. C'mon Deutschland.

6) Denmark to reach Quarter Finals @ 6-1

7)Holland to reach the final @ 5-1

Brazil still loom menacingly, but for the time being this bet is on track.

8&9) Paraguay to win Group F @ 10-3 WIN
Paraguay to reach the Quarter Finals @ 6-1


Paraguay won their group as expected. All they have to do now is beat Japan - not the tallest order in the second round.

10) Honduras to reach the second round @ 6-1

So I'm currently around £25 up with three results yet to come in. Whooo.

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