Saturday, 20 August 2011
So tough i forgot to give it a title...
It's been a tough week, tough couple of weeks in fact. Having bills to pay makes it very difficult to say no when the phone rings and there's a job at the other end of it. So, lots of 5am starts and long, 12 or 14 hour days - not too many of course, that would mean trouble with tacho and working time regs, but enough to leave me tired, achey and in need of a whole day spent in quiet rest and relaxation, which is exactly what i've been up to today. Next week i intend to cut back on the work and try to fit a bit more fun into the mix, one of the bills i was working so hard to pay off was for my new camera, there's no point in buying it if i don't get out and use the bloody thing!
The trouble with being this tired is it makes any kind of concious thought a serious effort, mind you, the beer probably doesn't help... one thing i did notice recently is a strange and striking similarity between comments made by the highly intellectual and respected professor David Starkey and my dear old granddad who used to warn me not to touch darkies or it would rub off. Granddad of course was only joking, Mr Starkey on the other hand really ought to know better. I suspect that if you take any poor, deprived and socially excluded underclass you'll find much nastiness and criminality, whatever part of the world they're from, it's just what evolves to enable people to survive the conditions they have to live in. Look at our own home grown Chavs, or the barrios in Brazil, or the gang culture in the good ole land of the free USA. It's not some exclusive Black thing, it comes back to what i said earlier, treat people like shit and they act like shit. You don't need to be a genius to work that one out. Or a professor.
Once again, stolen from Belinda's facebook: