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Não está a funcionar, pá!

17 de Setembro de 2004

I was determined to get an early start today, so I set my alarm for 7.30am, which would give me plenty of time to get myself ready for the day. I was off to a good start, as I woke up at 7.00am. I was lying in bed reading a two day-old copy of the Financial Times when the radio went off, and I was treated to Englebert Humperdink asking to be released. What seemed like a few seconds later, the phone rang. I looked at the clock: 8.16am. I spoke to Linda and Liam for a while, then went for a shower. No sooner was I out and almost (but not quite) dry, than the phone rang again. Instead of hearing Linda's voice, I was treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday by MY FLATMATE's parents. I didn't want to interrupt them, so I let them carry on to the end: "Happy birthday, dear Charles. Happy birthday to you", before thanking them and letting them know that Charles was still in the land of nod, but that I would be happy to waken him up for them. After a couple of minutes of embarrassed laughter as they remembered that their son doesn't have a Scottish accent afterall, Charles came through, and I went into my room to continue getting dried and dressed. By now it was almost 9am... so much for the early start. I took in the washing and put some more in the machine, and then made a pot of tea. I couldn't leave for work without wishing Charles a happy 46th birthday now, could I. So I made his breakfast for him (i.e., a pot of tea), and we sat and chatted for a while. It was 11am before I got out, and I just managed to miss a train, so I had to wait 30 minutes for the next one. Managed to get to the OFFICE without any further incident. Once there, however, I noticed that all of the letters I had sent since the beginning of August (including my invoices), were unopened in the absent secretary's in-tray. A few phone calls shed some light on the situation, and there is a meeting planned for next week to discuss matters. Much more pressing, however, is the fact that I do not know how to work the air conditioning, and it steadfastly refuses to come on for me - even when I throw things at it. The office windows open a little, but my office faces onto a QUADRANGLE that multiplies the heat, with the result that opening the window only lets more hot air in. So, here I am. Melting. Never mind... tomorrow I'm off to the beach for the weekend with SÍLVIA AND ALEXANDRE!

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Karen Leaf17-Sep-2004 23:32
Can I have the ruby slippers?
Have fun at the beach.
laine8217-Sep-2004 21:08
So how long did you say you have to keep up this pace ?? I suppose they have lunch with siesta time, which means you should have just rolled over & reset the alarm for tomorrow since most of your day is shot anyway :>)
Gayle P. Clement17-Sep-2004 21:06
You know, starting back to work on Friday doesn't seem like a wise plan. I just know that on Monday morning you'll be totally organized and ready to go.

So, what happened about the mail?
virginiacoastline17-Sep-2004 20:19
I'D like to know . . . how do you GET away with going to the office AT NOON?!?!?!
Bill Miller17-Sep-2004 19:47
Funny looking TV. My remote doesn't change channels wither. Bill.
Guest 17-Sep-2004 19:36
I hope that you have a great weekend! Take good pictures and come up with good stories to share with your online friends. Best to you... johnny :)
Guest 17-Sep-2004 19:36
mind and watch your fingers on the remote it looks 'SHARP'!! =)

Groan I'll get my coat!!
Guest 17-Sep-2004 18:17
Beam me up Stewarty! ;)
Dominic Kite17-Sep-2004 17:45
Sorry, what's airconditioning? Nice shot Stewart!
northstar3717-Sep-2004 17:04
Hot here too, must be nearly 18 degrees c ;-)
Zak17-Sep-2004 16:51
Happy Birthday to Charles!

you should go do your work outside in the shade :-)
Gary Winters17-Sep-2004 16:15
Wow...what a story! Hang in there, get some work done, and leave early! After all, you arrived late so you have to make up for it.