It's been a very hard week. Attending a 3 day course meant that my working week was effectively compressed into 2 days. Add into the mix the fact that we have 2 new people in the team, both of which need help and guidance (understandably) and one of which could get gold in the Olympics for 'talking', then available time is compressed even further. Sure, there are some things that didn't get done and are on the list to do next week, but some things had to be done and being talked at for what seems like hours didn't help much.
It's okay though, as the other party in the Olympic talking competition, all you have to do is stand there; you are not required to take part but 'uming' and resisting the urge to either nod off or gnaw your right foot off in desperation are appreciated it seems. I tried to extricate myself several times with hints at my work load, pointed looks at my watch and then phrases such as "I must get on' to little avail. I think I'm just a trifle irritable because I'm tired, but honestly, I am going to have to work out how to escape this person lest I throttle them. Like I said, I'm a tad irritable...
Have you noticed how things can really irritate you when you're tired? Well, I find they always have the potential to irritate me but that I am less able to shrug them off when tired. We all have silly things that can drive us a bit loopy. The ones I have noticed this week are:
- Crooked pictures
- People pronouncing the letter 'h' as 'haitch' and not 'aitch'
- Jane Horrocks' voice on the Tesco adverts
- People who stop at the top of escalators and in shop doorways
- Being held hostage in conversations and not being able to get a word in edge ways
- Not being able to find things
- Motorists not using their indicators
- Motorists not using lanes properly
- Feeling tired