My Daily Observation: 10/12/17

This is so true.

Dream Big, Dream Often

Danny

I have never been driven by money nor have I ever been tempted with material possessions. When I see people who want, want , want, I feel sorry for them. They desire for things that have no real value; things that will one day rot in a landfill or junk yard. I desire for things that have lasting value-friendship, love, compassion, etc.

Evelina and I have nice things, but I could be as content living in a 500 sq ft cinder block building. The only thing I must have is reliable transportation so a 1988 Honda Accord will do just fine.

When I observe people who are enamored with “stuff” I usually find someone who is a bit empty inside. They are trying to fill a void internally with stuff externally and it will never, ever work to fill that emptiness.

It seems there’s a lot of emptiness going around.

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Virgin Media/Broadband

Dear Virgin Media/Broadband

I’ve been having problems with my broadband for a little while. I find this most frustrating, as I work from home. In fact, even when I’m not working, I’m still using the internet.

Anyway, I received excellent customer service over the phone, and a technician was booked. However, I must say, I found a technician coming round really annoying, because it meant I had to bring my son to school, and rush back home for the appointment. I also hate waiting for workmen of any type because they generally do not turn up on time, then I have to clean after they have been in my home with their dirty boots.

On this occasion, the technician arrived just past 10.00 am which was perfect.

Now I’m certainly not complaining, but may I ask this of you… could you please give me prior warning that you are going to send such a hot man to my home, so I can at least style my hair? I mean, I was dressed in my usual 1950’s clothing (a dress with a petticoat), but I couldn’t be bothered with my hair, so it was slicked back in a bun. I guess I looked semi decent, but DAMN, this man was very handsome indeed. And he is around 6ft, which meant he hovered over me, so this was definitely a plus. Also, did I mention his smile and that he has tattoos? I almost melted. In fact, I had to sit down to compose myself. Last but not least, when he extended his hand to shake mine; I giggled like a shy school girl.

The broadband seems to be working well; I can only take his word that he completed the checks, because to be fair, I have no idea, as I was too distracted by him. So maybe now you have a better idea as to why you should probably give fair warning next time.

Anyway, thank you for dealing enquiry so quickly. I really appreciate it.

Kindest regards,

Persia Anderson

(Just so you know, I didn’t really send a letter. But if I did, it would be very similar to this one!).

I Am Not a Number…

I Am Not a Number

… No, wait – actually I am.

Yes folks, I have been called for jury service/duty over the next couple of weeks.

So, if I’ve gone quiet (again!), this is the reason!

When You Send a Friend a Package…

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…and it turns up later than expected like this.

Completely empty.

When You Send a Friend a Package...

The note on the bag added insult to injury, as it states they regret the ‘damage’ to the mail. What damage?! All the frigging contents were taken!

I cannot begin to stress how annoyed I am about this. I mean, really? I know life can be hard at times, but this takes the biscuit.

The likelihood of the person(s) who stole the contents to be reading this is very slim, but I will say this anyway, “You’re a flipping knob. My friend was looking forward to her creams and British chocolates. Next time, rather than stealing, write to me at the return address at the back of the package. You never know, I may actually send you some.”

I Have No More Words

I Have No More Words

What is going on in the world?

Every day, I wake up to tragic news.

My heart is broken for all the lives lost.

For all those who have suffered and are suffering.

I don’t know what else to say.

I have no more words.

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

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As some of you may or may not know, there is to be a snap election on 8th June in the UK. My opinion? I think it is too soon after Brexit, but who am I to put in my two pennies worth? Anyway, normally, I don’t get involved with politics online. However, yesterday, there were two exceptions.

With the first one, my friend posted it had been ‘leaked’ (f**k me, I’m sick of this word) that if elected, Labour would scrap tuition fees. Well isn’t that grand of them? The amount of sarcasm that went through my mind as I typed the last sentence… The conversation went like this:

Person A: Really? I remember it was Labour who introduced tuition fees.

My Friend: They may have done this but it was the Conservatives who hiked the fees up to an extortionate and unrealistic amount so as to put the working class off from taking up studying and the rich who could afford. My relatives fellow student friends are all from Foreign money or middle to high class demographics. Also it was also the Liberal Democrats who made the pledge to promise to abolish all tuition fees and they failed on this word…. if they want to bring economy into this country they need to invest-first and foremost into the younger generations futures.

Me: Whether Conservatives hiked them up or not, it was indeed Labour who introduced them in the first place! If they were not in place, one wouldn’t be able to hike them up!

My Friend: True they’re all greedy b@stards at the end of the day with labour having pros as well as cons…

The next one pissed me right off. I’m just sitting back, waiting for my friend to unfriend me, because this is what some do nowadays when you disagree with them, right? It has now become the ‘norm’.

There is some news going around , ‘NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40 minute GP Consultations‘. It actually started off with one her friends (someone I do not know) commenting.

Person A: The Tories are not commenting on this because charges are not, as implied, being introduced for NHS consultations. Fake news!

I simply liked his comment and moved on. Next thing I knew, I was tagged into my friend’s comment.

My Friend: I wish it was fake Person A & Persia Anderson 😕

Me: What do we really know about any of the parties? They all lie, and I find it interesting the amount of ‘dirt’ (whether true or not) that is dug up when an election is coming around. Say it is true about the NHS. What is Labour hiding? I find them all despicable. I trust none.

My Friend:I’m not a fan of politicians either. I would prefer if there were no such thing and we all lived in peace & harmony and loved everyone around us! Free from world domination & poverty. Whilst there are still politicians the facts remain that the Tories have always served the rich and Labour have always served the working class & the most vulnerable. All our public services are under threat especially the NHS as parts of the NHS have already been privatised under the Tories. Jeremy Corbyn personally helped one of my SA friends who was taking care of her sick grand mother & unable to work and subsequently pay her rent. She wrote to Jeremy asking for his help and he prevented her from being evicted! She met him in person at one of his Labour meet & greets and thanked him and he had tears in his eyes. So they’re not all the same. He has a heart & Theresa May is heartless. Please vote Labour! 💋

Me: Sorry, Friend, I will not vote Labour. Never have. Never will. Besides, is Corbyn not the one who said ‘we’ should have tea with the ISIS? I mean, really? As for my opinion; yes they are all the same. Once in power what they preached to be elected in the first place is no longer on the table.

Her Friend: Oh dear. The NHS does not allow GPs to charge. What is happening here is an increase in the supply of GP services, outside the NHS, so that waiting lists within the will be shorter.

My Friend: We won’t have an NHS under a Tory government. They are deliberately running it into the ground. Using Agency Nurses. Making Dr’s work a 6 day week. That way they can justify selling it off. Have you seen the devastation they have caused since they were elected. Do you want Theresa Care? I don’t! ☹️

Me: Friend, have you seen the devastation caused in the 13 years Labour was in power? Whilst I respect your opinion and it is your right to vote for whom you chose, I do not think it is your right to ‘dictate’ to anyone who they should vote for. If you look back over the conversation, not once have I told you who to vote for, yet you are trying to get me to vote Labour. I thought we lived in a democracy? Or is it only a democracy if we are all forced to vote Labour…? You cannot convince me otherwise. I will not vote Labour. My vote will go to whom I chose, and I am not sorry for that.

Now don’t get me wrong; I don’t trust politicians full stop. All parties are dirty and have blood on their hands. But I also don’t like all the fake news floating around and shit stirrers. There are enough problems as it is. No-one but me knows who I’m voting for, but I know one thing; I will be using my right to vote.

Regarding the NHS: it is constantly treating people from all over the world and here in the UK, who have never paid into the system. This causes a huge strain on the resources available. Those who have paid in have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment. Years for surgery. This has been going on for so long it’s crazy. People who think it’s free need to remember that in actual fact, it isn’t. Money has to be paid in to keep it going.

The same crap is happening with schools. Over two hundred applications submitted for sixty places. This has been going on for years too. Parents are being told to bring in essentials to keep schools running – toilet tissue, stationary, etc.

People have become so disrespectful to each other for stating their own opinion.

We live in a beautiful world, but mankind has f**ked it up.

Max Has Chicken Pox

I still have posts scheduled (I am thankful for this feature), so you will still see some from me. Probably not as many though.

Stay well. Stay safe.

Maximus Octavian

Unfortunately, Max has Chicken Pox, so blogging will be down to a minimum, as he’s off preschool until he’s completely clear.

From Max:

Hello everyone! I’m OK.

Then he went back to eating mango.

Poor Little Yum-Yum is demanding so much of my attention, I will have to catch up with reading your posts either in short bursts, or in a few days time – depending on what I can squeeze in.

Take care.

Love Persia and Max. ❤

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