You know it is not at all easy to come up with something new, original and/or interesting every week. ‘Meanwhile Back in Reality’ was a great idea when I had a lot of time on my hands but these days I am pretty busy all the time, leaving me little time to sit down, ponder the subject of a ‘meanwhile’ then write the article. More often than not I end up writing it in the blurry hours of the morning with just the annoying bleeps and beeps of my American spell check program to keep me from falling into a deep comatose state!
This week is much the same as every other week. It has just gone midnight and here I am sitting in front of my trusty old Mac pondering on what I can tell you all about this time.
I could tell you about how confusing I find my all new central heating system to be, having somehow managed to mess it up to the point where my changes to it have now made it cease from working at all, leaving me sitting here in the attic room quite literally shivering as I write this.
Or maybe I should tell you all about the ceiling caving in at the flat below my old place in Birkenhead. But then, no, thinking about it, that might not be the wisest of ideas. “Anything you say maybe used as evidence” and all that.
Truth is I haven’t gotten a clue what to write about this week. I guess I have a case of what they call ‘writers block’. I’d write about writers block, but then that’s an extremely over used cliche isn’t it.
Instead I think I’ll just sit here in the cold and gripe about something that really gets up my nose, so to speak.
Companies that don’t return your calls or email. Yeah I know, this is a really lame excuse of a ‘Meanwhile‘ subject, but for weeks now I have wanted to moan about the fact that companies don’t appear to care about customer service once they have gotten your cash.
For example; Microsoft. Has anyone in the world ever gotten a reply from someone at the ‘Outlook Express’ or ‘Internet Explorer’ help email address? Or what about… [Click here to continue reading this article at ‘Meanwhile’]