Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Passing Thoughts ... And Some That Wouldn't Pass With A Strong Laxative

Didn't have a great nights sleep as I knew that Australia had lost the Ashes by the time I hit the sack. Do you realise that about 4 million of Australia's population, see graph, have never known anything other than Australia holding the Ashes. Very disappointing. Well done England. And Wales. And South Africa. And Papua New Guinea. Bastards.

Had a great opportunity to take a photo of the mad woman who rides around Subiaco on her bike/motorbike and waves Australian flags and yells some abuse/encouragement (?!) at people in the vicinity. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera. I'm no Jimmy Olsen.

Tourette Syndrome - spare a thought for the poor buggers with worse problems, namely Threerette or Fourrette Syndrome. They are sufferers with accelerated levels of Tourettes.

Rang my missus today and she wanted me to talk to Yu-Jin. We spoke for a few minutes and then I asked him to tell mum something. The little bugger hanged the phone up.

Finished work at lunchtime today. Had to do my tax return and it is too complex for me. Last year the accountancy that does my tax return changed hands and today I met the director who has taken over. He did my return actually. I felt quite at ease as he appears to be Jewish. The large picture of Jerusalem on the wall behind him, Christ on a cross on another wall, the surname Maxwell, etc. No skullcap to mention however. He's obviously going to be careful with my money based on his upbringing, is he not? Or am I stereotyping too much?

Got to spend the afternoon on myself. Did a bit of shopping, paid a bill, checked out travel insurance for my upcoming trip to Korea. On the walk home I popped into Travelworld to see how expensive the insurance that they offered was. The travel agent was looking at the world map, pointed to South Korea, and asked me if that was Korea. I told her that I would have left if she hadn't been able to point it out. Would you buy a ticket from a person who couldn't show where you were headed?

Getting sick of receiving emails about a petrol buying strike planned for the 22nd of September. Don't people realise that this will have no tangible affect on the oil companies? They can raise the prices the following day to catch all of those people out anyway. People have to buy fuel as not everyone is going to walk to work that day. Not worth the trouble people.

I've been spending more time talking to myself lately. Perhaps it is because I am on my own. Maybe I am mad. Or it could be that the only intelligent conversation is one that I have with myself. Nah, I didn't think so. (Yes you did.) Ok, maybe a little.

Had one of those telemarketers from a company that has an unrecallable name no matter how many times they repeat it. Her first question was along the lines of, "Do you own any property, have loans or a mortgage?" Taking into consideration what my mate Ben said of telemarketers I just told her that I wouldn't be answering any of her questions. It didn't take long for her to wish me a good night.

Amazing. I rang Centrelink tonight and got to speak to a real person after only one or two rings. None of this 25 minutes of hanging on the line crap. She did warn me that her computer looked like it was about to crash though.

Made a big curry tonight that will take about three weeks to eat. It took almost as long to prepare and cook it. Yum yum yum yum yum.

9 comments:

megha said...

this has nothing to do with your post, at all. still, seeing as you're in love with kimchi, thought i'd mention i tasted some today. the hot and sour bit was alright, but the fishlike aftertaste was a tad too pukey for me. sad. i thought i'd enjoy some obscure (here) food for once.

(yes, i have read your archives.)

Hammysmum said...

Remind me. Who is/was Jimmy Olsen? I find the only intelligent conversations I have sometimes, are whit myself, too.

NewYorkMoments said...

Did you REALLY say this????

"Last year the accountancy that does my tax return changed hands and today I met the director who has taken over. He did my return actually. I felt quite at ease as he appears to be Jewish. The large picture of Jerusalem on the wall behind him, Christ on a cross on another wall, the surname Maxwell, etc. No skullcap to mention however. He's obviously going to be careful with my money based on his upbringing, is he not?"

Wow...Just wow.

ben said...

Here you are, you've found the perfect formula to get rid of telemarkets straight away.

Hammy said...

Megha - who made the kimchi?

Mum - Jimmy Olsen was the photographer for the Daily Planet, Clark Kent's offsider. He only missed the shots he needed when his camera wasn't at the ready, if I remember correctly.

NYM - yeah, I do think, and say, some inappropriate things at times. You have to realise that the Jewish faith is not so in-your-face in Australia and it is unusual to be faced with it.

Ben - thanks for the advice.

Hammy said...

Did I mention in the posting that I didn't want any more "No petrol day" emails? I received another one last night about three hours after making the post. I'm sure she doesn't read my blog.

ben said...

About no petrol day: I am laughing as I overtake those cars on the Great Eastern Highway as I ride my byke to and from work now. My best time by byke up to now is 25 min, by car would be between 15-20 min.

megha said...

packaged kimchi it was, all the way from seoul.

Hammy said...

Megha, your first mistake. Never trust those Koreans to make kimchi. Ha ha. Packaged rubbish? You need to find a real Korean to make it for you.

I bought a chinese cabbage on the weekend. Have to get around to making some more kimchi as I have been missing it. Would have gone nicely in my latest curry.