Thursday, June 19, 2008

[this post] complete waste of time

Jams reported today the strange case of Stuart Hill, who decided that the Shetlands should secede from the U.K. and the E.U. and become the State of Forvik.

Commendable, Stuart but surely this comes under the heading of "Complete Waste of Time"? You know very well Iceland will step in and take you over.

This got me thinking about other things which are a complete waste of time:

1. Expecting understanding and compassion from a bureaucracy;

2. Thinking your holiday is going to run smoothly with no accidents and no lost documents;

3. Lending a book, even with your name on the inside cover and hoping to see it again;

4. Getting enough time to blog and visit everyone

... and so on and so on. I wonder what seven things spring to your mind when you hear the words: "Complete Waste of Time"?

12 comments:

  1. I can think of quite a few things, but I if I put them in print I might end up offending people ;-)

    As to the documents, you know mine keep disappearing too!!!

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  2. 1. House plants, for me - I am hopeless with them.
    2. Expecting Italians to be on time.
    3. Elections in some parts of Italy.
    4. Waiting for Mr Right
    5. Ironing - especially linen, which creases again as soon as you look at it.
    6. With you on book-lending, James!
    7. All non-professional depilation attempts.

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  3. Go on - do it, Cherie.

    4 Yes, pretty useless activity ... :)7 I do my own waxing.

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  4. Most meetings, especially after the first hour and a half.

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  5. 1. blogpower
    2. expecting blogpower to follow its own rule
    3. expecting the blogpower admins to be civil
    4. blogpower
    5. blogpower
    6. blogpower
    7. going to the toilet and finding no blogpower.

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  6. James, I am visiting you! But MyBlogLog isn't recognising me again.

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  7. JMB - don't we know it.

    Baht at - little bit of trouble then, over there?

    Liz - we're having trouble with them too.

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  8. Go on - do it, Cherie.

    I can't it's against your blog policy ;-) LOL

    So how about these:
    1. Expecting people to phone you back.
    2. Expecting replies to emails
    3. With Welshcakes on the Ironing
    4. With JMB on the meetings
    5. Expecting advanced planning from my colleagues
    6.Doctors or hospital waiting times
    7. Train timetables

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  9. RE: the mybloglog widget.

    I think Liz should log into mybloglog and it should reset the cookie onto her computer.

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  10. 1. 80% of anything I do at work
    2. Meetings with more than 3 or 4 people
    3. trying to get me to do DIY

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  11. Uber, whatever my feelings about the recent vote over there, however much these comments were pro-me, I have to apply the rules of this blog on a matter of principle. You and every regular know that.

    But:

    :)

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  12. LJB .... that's the trouble with blogs you can't wipe your bum with them.

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