I loath being asked the question “Do you give talks?”. I think in reality the question is “Would you like to be mucked about and disrespected by the administrator organising the talk?”. Read More »
My complaint to E.ON (energy supplier) took four different paths: a letter to the Chief Executive; E.ON’s complaints procedure; Oxfordshire Trading Standards, a letter to my MP (Member of Parliament). One of these paths however, makes me think I might have been borrowing the Majesty of the Crown for just one hour.Read More »
A Minimite Community (think Amish Community) were having a discussion about the use of public payphones. They already had a prohibition on members of their community having personal telephones. However, public pay-phones were never off limits and some Minimites were driving their buggies miles to use them, for what was considered less than urgent reasons, such as business transactions. ‘Frequent use of the phone, some felt, encouraged idle chatter, sped the pace of life, and reduced real-life contact with members of their community.'(1)Read More »
E.ON rung yesterday and so an argument (I mean a discussion) ensued. Yesterday’s achievement was getting the direct debit down from £138 per month to £40. However, a lot of time and energy was spent to achieve this and my ears I still ringing from the experience.
I think a mistake people make when they go through the experience of say an argument or have to fight to get a resolution, they don’t check what there mind is doing. Sometimes your feelings can grind inside you: feelings such as anger, rage, injustice, helplessness and a multitude of wondering thoughts. Such feelings can be unhelpful at best and toxic at worse. They can also stop you functioning.Read More »
I subscribe to the ‘Presumptive Tag’ which is an online clothes shop with a difference, it chooses and sends me clothes to wear based on the online content I create.
I posted a blog about the Yule Tide festival yesterday and mentioned the winter solstice. Sure enough I received a parcel from ‘Presumptive Tag’ very early this morning. It was the clothes of a pagan and consisted of a green-cloak with sprig of holly sewn onto it. It looked very nice but it didn’t fit me. So I will sent it back.Read More »
What I am trying to describe is the period in the year revolving around the Winter Equinox 21/22 December. Society has overlaid this period with various narratives. The latest incarnation is the Consumer-Mas celebration.Read More »
I sometimes think I am a ‘Minecraft’ character and there is some teenager in another dimension operating me and controlling my environment for ‘shits and giggles’.
This week has been ‘hostile takeover’ week. E.ON have just taken over my bank account and they will garnish it as they see fit. And some troll is now using my beehiveyourself facebook page to ‘pimp his shit’.