I am liable to post the occasional rant, this is in keeping with the character I like to portray on this blog. It's mostly an act really for my own amusement. But sometimes life does throw up things that are genuinely very annoying and a problem with our car is one of them. Of course running a car is not a cheap business as one expects the occasional repair bill due to wear and tear.
When such matters arise and there's a danger one's car will be off the road one does not expect to be told that the required part will not be available until the end of summer. This is the situation currently with Citroen here in the UK and parts for its pneumatic suspension on higher-end Picasso models. We have such a car and we are waiting for the parts with the hope that our suspension doesn't completely fail at speed with our family in the car.
You've heard all the excuses. All my kids got sick - one at a time - then I caught the lurgy. A few weeks of sinusitis where I was practically deaf, followed then by a week of (real) flu, then a holiday in Wales - has led to something of a backlog (and a convoluted sentence). I'm back now though and raring to go. Time to face the backlog, some of which I'd heard before all the drama above, some I've just had a chance of listening to. But finally I get to tell you what I think of these records that have been piling up here. So without further ado, let's have at it.
I read a lot of rubbish on the internet. That's part of my job. I've also developed something of a thick skin, I can even read YouTube comments without eating my own knees off. But sometimes you come across something so idiotic, so fueled by stupidity and hate you have to comment. And in this case it was a Mumsnet thread about someone moving on and finding love again after being bereaved. I don't know if my response in the thread will remain, so I post it below.
Once again the subject of wearing crosses in the workplace has reared its head again following the government's decision that there is no automatic right to wear one.On this rare occasion I agree with the government. The sort of people who get annoyed by this kind of thing have already been getting worked up about it. How can we show we are Christians, they demand of the government, if we can't wear our execution-based jewelry?
Here of course is the irony. The sort of person who needs a bloody great cross to show that they are a Christian, the sort of person who rants and raves about their rights to wear a cross, needs a heck of a lot more than a piece of jewelry to convince anyone they have anything to do with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Only February and already the competition for album of the year is already in full swing. Harry has the great pleasure in reviewing the new Omnium Gatherum album Beyond.