Look, I don’t know how long I’ve got before the site crashes, so here are some quick refections on my weekend – but pardon me if I expand:
1. I was (and still am) full of a cold, dripping all over the keyboard like a true professional;
2. The gov.uk/jobsearch website is full of infantile spelling mistakes, as well as the usual third rate jobs; Avon Distributor x 100, ”charity fundraiser” x 250, doing plagiarised assignments for students who are too lazy to write their own x 2. Send your scanned passport, bank details and a recent utility bill, or tell us why you didn’t wish to apply for this job, you benefit scrounger. Now I’d gladly tidy up the spelling on a freelance basis if they wanted me to, but it seems they don’t. Funny that, because you’re always being told by the CV gurus to double spell check your document before you attach it to your covering email, because employers are fussy about things like that. But then this is what you’d expect in a country that’s forking out £10,000,000 of public money for a Tory booze-up this week, while the hardworking taxpayer is invited to begrudge paying 5p out of his cowboy building fees so that a wheelchair user might, if they’re lucky, get the opportunity for a bit more mobility. I know this is true because I read it in the Daily Mail;
3. Nobody bothered to listen, again. What’s the matter with this stupid country? I spent some time in church listening to a sermon about how faith without works is no good, and how help should be provided both locally and globally for people in need: sentiments with which I wholeheartedly agree. I did ask if that particular church was doing anything like hosting food banks, or allowing local people to exchange their goods and skills, or giving food and blankets to the homeless, or establishing a wi-fi zone (have one of our lovely scones – careful you don’t get jam on the Netbook!) or an electronic village hall, but was informed that they were too busy feeding their own fat faces at the moment to think of anything so public spirited, and anyway the PCC would have to approve it which would take a good six months and so on, and so on. I don’t think society will last that long.