Covering ‘Duty’ at the Mill this week ( Yes …we’re still doing it … for the moment
Anyway my new boss comes bursting in looking a little harassed
‘You ok?’ Says I
‘It’s this bloody phone ….says he …take it …TAKE IT!!:D:D:D…it’s just constantly ringing 24/7 …if I turn it off for an hour I find I’ve just got a load of messages to get back to ….I put on my laptop and there’s hundreds of emails requiring response too ….I can’t get anything DONE!!!’ says he
‘NO WAY!!!’ says I
I’ve got far too many gadgets and ID cards as it is ….I feel something akin to a 007/pack mule hybrid’
‘For Gods sake don’t give her any MORE gadgets’ says one of our lovely secretary’s laughing ( yes they are a rare breed today and we’re very honoured to still have a couple ….how long it will last I don’t know …but we MUST protect all endangered species)
‘You’ve GOT to turn them all off and have some ‘me’ time’ says she
‘The only ‘me’ time I bloody get is when I’m unconscious ….asleep’ says he
‘Well you WANTED the job’ says I
‘Hmmmmm ….Yes I know’ said he …gazing into the middle distance …’I wonder why’
‘Nooooooo….don’t say THAT’ …..says I ….( the poor lad is doing a nigh on impossible job at a very difficult time …he’s a good lad and we NEED a manager at the helm)
‘ I tell you what……as a team ….why don’t we put it to the Trust that we think it would be far more ‘cost effective’ and ‘manageable’ to ‘comission’ a ‘Q’ type character to come up with a one gadget fits all …..either that or take us to the vets and have us all microchipped’:D:D:D
It’s all insane isn’t it!
Are we going the way of the dinosaur and the only way the human will survive is to become part robot?:D:D:D ….what would be the point of THAT??
The diversity of human characters/personalities and attributes not to mention the emotional experience of life is what makes it isn’t it?
Can you imagine if we were all clones …pretty beige don’t you think?