:: Monday, January 06, 2003
life does have a somewhat demented sense of humour,
but you gotta appreciate it's comic timing..
case in point - today I wuz simultaneously greeted by..
(a) a letter from CENTRELINK (grrrr), telling me I'd been selected for ANOTHER damn "intensive assistance" thingy to help me find work
(b) an e-mail from my BOSS, concerning the contract / payment for my next work contract coming in a week or so..
CENTRELINK are always the masters of comic timing, usually when I'm swamped with work or about to be swamped by work.. they send me letters thru the post.. telling me I've been "signed up" to yet another dopey time wasting services which will "help me find work" (but likely just waste time, piss me off.. and get in the way of my actual work).. when, in moments like those.. having MORE work is not something I'm particularly in desperate need of..
so, there I am.. on hold for 1/2 an hour, listening to song after song in the (apparently soothing) classical music back catalogue. There's something about using this sorta music when put on hold, that gives me pleasant thoughts of going beserk with a range of meatcleavers / chainsaws / icepicks / sledgehammers on the fuckers who put me in this mess.. AGAIN..
I guess it's that little bit of CLOCKWORK ORANGE within me, that inspires ultraviolence to the soundtrack of the oldies..
this situation of course made funnier, when.. finally I get ON the line with one of the bozo's.. there I am.. attempting to explain as eloquently and logically as possible that I'm already DOING enough work, and thus don't need MORE work.. whilst suffering a croaky case of Laryngitis.. "rasp.. croak.. cough.. squeak.. gurgle.. croak.. rasp!!"
why do they always hit ya, when you're least able to counterattack..
so, now I'm expecting a dopey phonecall at 9:30 tomorrow morning from these idiots, coz.. apparently, like with all good government servives they can't just do anything as simple as this over the one phonecall.. OH NO, they gotta call their "branch office".. and piss me off for a few more days with phonecalls back and forth.. being put on hold AGAIN... filling in more idiotic forms.. etc etc.. jumping thru hoops for 'em.. just to satisfy their papertrail..
all this, cutting into the short few days I got of "holiday" before that next big work contract hits.. (bastards!)
so, to summarise in one word - BOOOLLOCCCKKSS!!!
:: Spoz 5:32 PM |