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The Titfield Thunderbolt
Heisenberg might have stayed here
I am irritated by the following:
  • The cold to which I gave temporary residence last week is refusing to leave. Though the worst is past, there have been varying amounts of phlegm bouncing around my innards over the past few days, and they invariably settle in just the right place to stop me from breathing.
  • The increasing tendency of my cow-orkers to decline to do their own jobs, because I will do it for them. Today's example is that QC once again refuse to do any research or take any initiative, but will just ask me to show them the fixes that are described in the release note. What is more irritating still, the fixes do not then appear to work because of unrelated issues with the QC machines.
  • The idea that all Africa's problems can be solved by a rock concert, or even (only) by us giving them money. We already give out so much in subsidy to European and North American farmers; the way to solve the trade problem is not to give out an equal amount in subsidy to African farmers. [For the avoidance of doubt, Africa does need money; but what it really needs is a level playing field].
  • Similarly, people and governments who think they can "pay off" their 4x4 and bulk-buy air travel CO2 emissions rather than consider more ecologically sustainable alternatives (it's not just the economy, stupid).
  • Southern Electric, who gave me a power trip at 6am yesterday morning which seemed to dissuade the DVD recorder from doing its stuff this evening, by making it forget its timer setting. Or something similar. Or maybe I was just so irritated already that I didn't see that it was in fact recording and pressed the wrong buttons.
Bah and humbug, I am irritated indeed.

Current Mood: irritated irritated

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