After seething about events at the office for most of the weekend (see my last blog), I got back to work on Monday to find that my supervisor's return for a couple of days was cancelled due to sickness.
My manager was also at the other office covering holiday, so I braced myself for another "stinker".
Quite early on however I happened upon the main client team leader and could not resist telling her of my thoughts about how "The Test" last week had plain offended me and wasted a lot of my time, which I could barely afford.
To my surprise, she listened and took on board what I said.
This off-loading eased my mood and things perked up.
Monday brought more kit movement (this time for a double wedding pro photography event).
It will be back tomorrow, and it will need sorting and stashing once more.
Two more days and then hopefully a rest at the weekend - on Sunday at least.
Had a nice garden barbecue on Sunday with both James (with Tara) and Chris in attendance, which doesn't happen so often these days.
I try to have at least one barbie a year, and it always goes down well.
Among my favourite things however is the jug of Pimm's which invariably I enjoy from Pimm's o'clock until early evening.
Least said about the Arsenal's performance in the first game of the new season, the better.
The team fell short in all departments, and sadly new goalkeeper Petr Cech had an absolute mare.
The only way is up, as they say. The beauty of football is the eternal hope for the next game.
The Gunners are away at Crystal Palace this weekend - tricky !
I got a postcard today from the Surrey WA-rriors who formed one of the local Scout contingents who have been in Japan at the World Scouting Jamboree - you can click the thumbnail to enlarge.
I sent a tweet: "Received this today. My pleasure to help. Glad and proud to say I was a tiny part of the adventure. #WSJ2015"
That's about all.
Been a few weeks, but I have been busy at work. This is a little out of step with the norm, but since I got back from holiday after Glastonbury it has been quite hectic and pretty physical.
There have been events to get vans of kit to, and back to the office and send out again. Lots of kit, some very heavy cases which need loading and unloading and reloading.
As always, one of the four of my Postroom colleagues will help and take the lead. The other two, quite bluntly are a waste of time - one not through their own fault, but the other however sucks any goodwill from a room like a black hole - instantly.
So why am I feeling out of kilter with the moderns ?
Well, long story short yesterday I was very busy and am actually feeling pretty misused now.
From what I can gather, there has been some questions raised about how much training has been given in some environmental elements necessary to the functioning of a modern workplace.
[Yes, there is a tone in that...]
I am really just damned miffed that I was given the run around for at least 45 minutes trying to get a spill near the hazardous waste container in the loading bay cleared up.
It was hosed away after considerations by grounds, maintenance and cleaning staff as well as my own management.
Today, we received a meeting invitation to receive some training relating to spill clearance.
I bumped into the lad who told us about the spill and his environmental colleague and, in a cheery voice and with a smile he told me that yesterday's test had been a good one and had confirmed that training had not been given.
I am feeling annoyed and misused, simply because I resent the "test" and the waste of my time.
In my world, the way to find things out is to ask the question, not play a stupid game and waste four workers time amounting to 3 man-hours.
Had I been asked yesterday if we had received any training, I would have said "No".
I cannot understand how this sort of game playing can be right.
Yes, if training has been given test us, but at least ask us if we have received training. We are adults and will tell you.
The World Scouting Jamboree has been giving Scouts from all over the planet a brilliant adventure in Japan. Some Scouting friends' son is out there. I am just a wee bit jealous.
I tweeted on 29 July:
"34,000 Scouts from 150+ countries in Japan for the Jamboree . We are part of this great movement. #wsj2015 Proud."
Although the antics at the England v Australia Test Matches have been mildly interesting, I am very happy that the Beautiful Game is back tomorrow.
Arsenal have been pretty quiet in the transfer market, but bringing in goalkeeper Petr Cech is, I think a great move.
The pre-season has given the Gunners three trophies in as many weeks - it can't be bad!
I realised shortly after returning from Glastonbury that my live music diary was pretty bare until the end of September.
I have sorted this out now and have booked up for gigs from The Gaslight Anthem, Wolf Alice and Ian Anderson peforming the intriguing "Jethro Tull:The Rock Opera" which tells the story of the agricultural pioneer whose name they pinched.
That will do for now.
Not so much a blog... more a bit of a catchup over a cuppa
Hopefully wise without being a Wise Guy.