Wednesday, 30 November 2011
I am NOT unreasonable ! ! !
So what happened. When did that sweet, placid quiet girl become the impatient, grumpy, intolerant old woman I appear to be now?
Take this morning for instance, usual hard work cleaning badly finger-printed brass pulpit rail, budgie (of previous post fame) and the two massive High Altar candle sticks. plus a few odd brass plates around the walls etc.
The church was cold and draughty, noisy (some scaffolding was being erected by electricians), more people were underfoot than usual but that only set the mood for the rest of the day.
Several long (and lovely) conversations/interruptions later I hurried out, about half an hour later than usual, into the freezing gale to do some necessary shopping on my way home.
Why were the shops so busy and the town so full ? Oh of course, the day of industrial action meant a lot more people were roaming around with time on their hands.
Finally reaching the bus stop settled down for a ten minute wait - which proved to be 15 minutes - struggled onto a crowded bus with heavy bags great, job done.
Disembarked into gale force wind again, up to front door to hear the phone ringing.
Struggled with shopping, hand-bag, keys and dropping everything on hall floor breathlessly gasped hello into the receiver.
"Are you Mrs Ray Barnes"? a thin nasal male voice enquired, "have you got a few minutes to answer some questions"?
"Not a good time, I've just got in and have a few things to do, can you call back later" I asked.
"It won't take a minute madam, we would just like to ask you about some products of ours .......
"No, I yelled, I don't want to discuss anything you might want to sell me, I'm cold, tired and want a coffee
go and make someone else's life miserable"
And with that, I hung up.
Yes I do know, patience is a virtue. Just not one of mine.