I think the title pretty much sums up the past few days. I’ve been absent from here for the weekend, Saturday I held the first annual ‘Ardfest at my house while the parents were away. Bought a BBQ, a load of beer, had friends over.
What could possibly go wrong?
What did go wrong was that it was the first time my sister-in-law came over to the Fortress of Arditude, me and some other friends went to go pick someone up and get some money etc, while I was gone, the sis was crying and everyone’s looking at the floor.
“Bit of an issue” she says. “I was showing my engagement and wedding rings to Stacey and I’ve dropped them in the gaps on the decking.”
A bit of an issue?! The decking had been put there 10 years ago and hasn’t since been touched, five minutes in my back garden and Amy’s got me dismantling it. Told her she wasn’t getting them back, and then she started crying…
So me and the men (because it’s man’s work is wood) had to try and unscrew the screws that held a length of decking down, that had been put in place with a power drill. An hour went by and we managed to remove the decking and retrieve the two rings then we spent another half an hour replacement said plank of wood. It doesn’t sit right but if the parents ask I’ll just tell them the woods warped, it’s not so bad that you’d notice it without looking though so I think it’ll be alright.
Before that even happened I had to assemble the poxy BBQ that I’d spent £30 on, what a piece of shit it is. It did it’s job but we had this big bastard BBQ that was gas powered, it had a massive gas bottle and my dad sold it for £50, what a bellend. “We never use it” he said. I FUCKING USE IT!
Now I’m using this.
Then Amy swallows a bottle of my dads wine that was in the fridge, that’s something he will notice. It’s a good job I love Amy otherwise she’d be getting the hairy side of my hand across her chops.
Anyway, it was still an awesome night, saw some friends that I hadn’t seen in a long time and some that I don’t get to see that often. I woke up Sunday without a hang over, which is good because I had a lot of cleaning to do the day after.
Then I spent the rest of the day watching films, bliss.
Today comes and I have an interview at a broadband company doing tech support that I was put forward for through a mate that works there, bad thing is it’s tech support and I know fuck all in relation to the technical side of broadband, routers, TCP/IP, NAT, DHCP etc etc. I tried to learn it all this morning before hand but it just wasn’t enough time and when I was asked technical questions in the interview I totally went blank and ended up saying “Don’t know” to most of the questions.
I did alright on the customer service side of things though and apparently they’re big on customer service. So it’s a bit 50/50, one of the questions was, “What really gets on your nerves, what annoys you?” and I said, “Old people.” knowing this wouldn’t be enough I tried to recover and said “lack of team work and people not telling me when I’m doing things wrong.” Big OOPS moment.
I turned up to the interview wet because I had the roof down on the car and it decided to start pissing it down, there was no where for me to stop to put the roof back up so I just had to deal.
Oh well, I’m not fussed if I get it or not, it’s in a location where there’s no parking. Parking in Sheffield is horrific, plenty of spaces, lack of cheapness. I once had a job doing telesales for this company called Unicom, didn’t know where to park it so I banged it in a multi-story carpark, came back at the end of the day and had to pay £16.50 for a days parking! They told me that there was a road that had free parking on it so the next day I got to Sheffield an hour early, drove around trying to find this street.
An hour went by so did half a tank of petrol so I thought “Fuck this.” and went home. Never to return.
Now I’m home, alone again
This sums up how I feel most of the time.