Thursday, April 28, 2005

"Women are like ginger: the older they get, the hotter they are." - my current favourite Chinese saying
1) whilst paying for tea and biscuits for work this morning, I asked for £10.00 cashback. According to the till receipt it was 8.51am and neither myself nor the cashier were "awake" as I wasn't handed the money and I didn't think about it until I got into the office and thought to myself "my already very lightweight wallet feels distinctly lighter than I would expect it to feel after a trip to Tesco that involved asking for cashback..." I called the store immediately and am now looking forward to a potentially stressful and unpleasant "conversation" with the store manager on my way home.

2) I really, really, really, REALLY hate having my (real life) name shortened. The new girl at work started to do it when she first arrived, and I tried to nip it in the bud but I think it had already become an unconscious habit for her and she still uses my shortened name every now and then. And I fucking hate it.

3) I use an old Ericsson mobile phone handset, non-colour screen, no camera, no predictive texting, no fancy frills or fripperies... I've used it for years and would not swap it for any of the latest models even if I was paid to do so. This morning, whilst sending a text message, I realised I could key in numbers by just holding down the relevant key instead of scrolling through all the options attached to it. This discovery has actually really cheered me up: seriously, I thought I knew everything about this phone but the precious thing still delights and surprises me...

4) It's my birthday next week.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hotter? Surely you mean 'bitter'...

Weeps at comment 3) and more so at comment 4)

I hate birthdays.

KkK

Dave said...

How can you shorten your real name? The only obvious answer sounds ridiculous. Of course I prefer people to use the shortened form of my name (even professionally and on stage). Anyone who tries the proper form just ends up sounding like my mother!

Planethalder said...

I also just realised that you can jump to numbers by holding down the key. Another reason why I too have no desire to exchange my 2-year old non-colour-screen, non-3G, non-WAP, non-camera Sony Ericsson for a swanky new all-ringing all-thrilling number.

Fizzwhizz said...

Plus, of course, when you get a new phone, you invariably end up with the same one that everyone else in the office has got, so every time someone's phone rings you think it's yours and get very excited only to find that actually no one is spontaneously ringing to tell you how much they love you after all. Or else, like Bessie, you work with so many people who have the same phone and ring tone that you are forced to change your nice, unembarrassing 'ring, ring' noise to a cheesy tune, just so you can tell when it's your phone that's ringing, thus forcing you to explain why you've done it to anyone who's listening, every time it rings.

Anonymous said...

Can you people imagine what you could do with a NEW phone if you are amazed just by holding a key to get a number?

Sorry, just trying to be helpful :">

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