There is always a price to pay

I am now in my second week of a new job.  Sunrise at dawn is gradual and aesthetic whereas reality has dawned like a slap around the face from a wet halibut.  It transpires that my predecessor was one scene short of an act;  or as the external accountant put it ‘effin incompetent and out of her depth’.  I should have realised that there would be a price to pay for a job that seemed perfect.  Fortunately everyone knows that I have been welcomed with a pile of excrement to sort out and various aspects of my job have been left  with the other staff who had to cover the essentials in the gap between the outgoing and incoming bean counters.  Putting a positive spin on this I shall regard it as a challenge but it does annoy me  that such incompetent people masquerade as bean counters it gives the rest of us a bad name.

 

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Dr Faustus at the Globe

Absolutely brilliant performance.  I did read a review in which the crtitic felt that the use of puppets, stilts and magic detracted from the language.  Whilst I would agree that some directors adapt to such a degree that the visual effects can be distacting, in this case I felt that it was appropriate.  Historically it has always been a play in which a few conjuring efffects are used.  Fortunately we were not disturbed by the usual crunchers and munchers or idiots who wait until the middle of the first act to read the synopsis to each other.  An advnatage of being in the middle gallery was that we were not disturbed by the constant stream of people who seem to find it necessary to go out for water/bathroom.  Also very nice to see vigilent stewards steering the groundlings back to the yard when they try to sneak into an unoccupied seat.  Although I did think it was a little mean to make people move one seat along an empty row to the restricted view which they had purchased when there were five empty places.  In the event of latecomers arriving they could easily have shuffled the one place along to their actual seats withouts distrurbing anyone.

Don’t mention Spam

You wouldn’t believe the problems I’ve been having with spam today.  I couldn’t activate my new blog account as the activation email was blocked by the spam filter.  My ISP is upgrading its spam filters and temporarily any mail deemed to be spam is inaccessible.  that’s all very well but when the activation code is only valid for two days it becomes a problem.   Urgggggh I’ve had enough of spam to last me a lifetime.  I think it’s a conspiracy by antiveggie meateaters.