Category Archives: letting off steam

Consider That You May Be Wrong

I was cornered (literally) recently by someone who had had rather a lot to drink, and who had some pressing truths that he wished to share or possibly impart upon me. So yes, I got harangued by a drunken relative … Continue reading

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Another Year

I was just now dozing and the fireworks outside the hotel woke me up. And just for a moment I was back There and my breath caught. I’m awake now. My eyes are burning, and all the muscles in my … Continue reading

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Fireworks

It’s Diwali, and fireworks are in the skies around us, celebrating the Festival of Light. A small gathering with sparklers and fountains was held on the main green outside, and the pictures in our local social media look lovely. In … Continue reading

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Grumble

I do sometimes get tired of being professionally discrete. This may come as a surprise to longtime readers who gave witnessed the occasional outspoken rant, but I’m always careful to be circumspect about personal or professional details. I got my … Continue reading

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Jaw Drop Moment

I’m not saying there are certain areas of the country that are a little more parochial than others, but… There are times when I hear conversations that are either the result of complete obliviousness, or of a rift in the … Continue reading

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Still Ill

I managed a couple of hours at work yesterday before the hot and cold running sweats and all the rest of the symptoms of this bug were too much to bear. I at least managed to cover the lunchbreaks of … Continue reading

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Lurgied

A colleague told me I was looking weighed down on Friday – and I blamed it on work stress, tiredness, and all the usual good stuff that goes with managing a frontline role with the public. I didn’t mention the … Continue reading

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