We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Using your puckish epigrams to their best advantage

It occurred to me the other day that this blog's lost half its material since T.Aldous finally let go and retired properly. There are reasons for this:

  • Most of what's going on I've written about before ad nauseam. There are only so many ways that a stream of water can pour through the roof at Catty Library before the story wears thin.
  • There are quite a lot of personnel issues that ethically I can't write about, astonishing though one or two are.
  • There are some things so very, very particular to our place that it would blow my anonymity were I to write about them. This is a dangerous time for anybody's anonymity to be blown so I'll save them all up for after I get the axe. Like as not there'll be five or six years' worth of stories to pass on if they make me redundant.
  • Except as alluded to above our managers are being very boring. Well, not boring so much as tiresome. Since T.Aldous officially retired the top table have been closeted in their bunker, coming out periodically to throw a hissy fit then scuttle back again. It's beyond my literary powers to make half a year's sulking sound remotely interesting.
Anyway, we're getting by, thanks for asking, on a diet of uncertainty and gloom. We're surviving thanks to large doses of rank insolence sugared with hoots of derision. I'm enjoying every minute.


Kim Velk said...

I'll keep coming back, waiting for those astonishing stories. Are they to do with affairs among co-workers? I guess that wouldn't be too astonishing - how about poisoning and lying in wait? Satanism? Can you drop a hint?

Ladybird World Mother said...

Nothing like a bit of rank insolence. Keep it coming! xx

Pat said...

Yes suddenly he wasn't there anymore. Strange that he should suddenly get the message.

Kevin Musgrove said...

KSV: we've not had any affairs for a while, I expect we must be due a scandal but I can't imagine who's got the energy to bother.

LWMum: I'm starting to get embarassed by it!

Pat: he's very good at strange. He was threatening to clear out his garage. If that goes anything like his office he'll be busy for years.