WEATHER: Hurrah. At last we have a flaming June like we used to have. No longer are we suffering a cold, soggy imitation of its former self. Shorts back on, wonderful plant growth but unfortunately the accompanying plethora of weeds.
BUREAUCRATIC HELL: Yet again one is confronted with bureaucratic idiocy. One tries to sort out a problem with an incompetent at the end of the phone. It’s impossible, so one askes to speak to a manager or someone in charge. How strange that they are always, at that moment, 1; Out of the office. 2; on holiday for an unspecified period. 3; the manager has just gone to another company and the replacement has not yet arrived. I have encountered all of these excuses. Do all organisations employ the same set of tick boxes. How to counteract against this? If one askes for the CEO of the company, again barriers are put up. I have been told that this information is private and they are not allowed to tell you and many other excuses. Here the good old Internet kicks in. One goes to the relevant website, type CEO and hey presto, the mysterious, hidden entity is revealed. Most times, writing to the relevant personage gets results. Try it.
SMILE FOR THE DAY: Police officer: Madam, may I ask why you are in this car park, in the nude? Nude woman: The notice said ‘Pay and Display’ so I did.
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