July 30th, 2004


It's here! It's here!

It arrived today in a box that you'd normally get Girlguide biscuits in. It was crammed in there with two brand new pillows! w00t! (Okay, so, I'm pathetic enough to get huge thrills from bedding). Manchester is my big weakness, and I'm not ashamed.

Currently it's sitting coverless on my bed, and slowly reinflating. It's doubled in size since I unpacked it and it looks all snuggly and puffy and beautiful and I can't wait to go to bed... ;-)

Organised trip up the mountain next weekend, we have one space in the car if anyone's keen. We'll be leaving Friday about 6-ish, coming back Sunday night (weather dependent of course).

Oh, fundraising ideas, please. My students have raised $500 to go skiing (only one of them has ever seen snow before), we need another $300 to be able to take everybody. So, anyone know a quick, legal way to make $300?

And, Friday's thought for the day:

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
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Fun with bureaucracy

You love it. I know you do. Dealing with bureaucracy. Secretly we all crave it. Obviously, word has leaked that I do, anyway. And this week I got -such- a treat.

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Estimated time on the phone to call centres this week - 2 1/2 hours. Who can I bill for my time? *ponders*

I guess the thing I learned from all this is, if you have to deal with bureaucracy, just keep calling back until you get someone who's willing to help. No point yelling as I'm sure ferlengheti will agree. But it does seem that how much help you get depends on how much the person on the other end wants to help you. All the more reason to be polite. But damn, sometimes it's hard.

So, I hope I've balanced up my Bureaucracy Karma now, and the red tape fairies will move on to someone else for a while.