Hola. Hope you are well.
On last week’s blog post I was having a little moan about being underpaid by my summer job, and having to do a bit of admin in order to get what was owed to me. Yesterday I received the money, woohoo, I’m a winner. It’s only taken til bonfire night for me to get fully paid for a summer job.
Also last week I claimed back £1:35 from Transport for London, for an extra bus journey I was forced to make, through no fault of my own. I was on the phone for 6 mins reclaiming my money, so I may well be out of pocket. That’s the price of principles (stubbornness) Feel free to let me no of any petty stances you’ve made and the outcome. You can contact me via the comments button.
I’ve not just been complaining about transport, I’ve also been booking it, or attempting to. This is because I have a gig coming up in Norwich, and although I’ve known about this for months, it’s only now with a couple weeks to go I’ve turned my attention to booking a train. This has not proved to be that simple, mainly due to the fact that I will be going after work and the trains are now too expensive, so I decided a £7:50 coach was more to my liking. The problem I had with the coach was that it departs at 4pm and I don’t finish school til 3:15 and so wouldn’t be able to get a train to the coach station with enough time to spare. ‘Her With One Permanent Job’ suggested getting a taxi from school to the coach station. As a non taxi going person I had not thought of this, but realised this was the solution to my problem. Well, that’s what I thought, but although the distance is only 6.4 miles, taxi companies were saying I needed to leave at least 50 mins to ensure I got there on time, due to traffic issues. This seemed somewhat ridiculous, especially when you consider a few weeks ago I ran 6.2 miles in 44mins (and 7 secs).
Before the people of Norwich get worried that I won’t be able to make it to the gig, my school kindly said I could leave early. I didn’t mention why, I didn’t want to prejudice my chances. People often think comedy is all glamour, glamour but when Russell Brand is not marrying and divorcing Katy Perry or introducing the Delai Lama on stage, he will be sorting out transport to Norwich and trying to fit it round his work in schools.
And Finally, I saw the story of a man who was charged with giving trick or treaters cocaine as opposed to sweets. Obviously this is wrong on many levels but it did make think, what have you received/given as an alternative to sweets to trick or treaters?
Til next week, stay safe!