The above is a link to the blog ‘My Two Cents’ a public sector teacher in the states… and the post when she has quit a profession she loved for 18 years…..its poignant to me.
Here also public sector work has become nigh on impossible…GPs,Teachers,NHS and Social Care workers unable to provide the quality of service they want to due to skewed govt priorities… Ah well….does this make it feel any better?
Knowing there are others experiencing similar
Not sure really
We all know who was ‘Marathon Man’ don’t we?
Give me John Noakes and Bat Man as positive role models Any day
THINK about it!!!!
And NO am not talking about politics….I have a life too you know….kind of….and am finding it harder and harder to breath
Don’t know whether its my age….hmmmm noooo…..cos I reckon its affecting kids too
Maybe its just my lifestyle and where I stand in the pecking order…but its really starting to piss me off
SO….today spent the day with the youngest… commencing with breakfast at the icecream parlour….munching icecream whilst witnessing a goat in what we believe could have been the early stages of labour …..and a couple of male peacocks posturing ( I kid you not)
This was then followed by my reluctant agreement to go into the city ‘shopping’ ….. Ok….Ok….a slightly better proposition than the ‘mall’ but still…..
And guess what…we were thwarted in our persuit….yes THWARTED…by the road being closed off for a load of joggers
Now…its all very well .. but I am getting a bit sick of joggers quite frankly….all these lycra clad ‘health’ freaks, allegedly raising money for ‘good causes’ are starting to turn into a menace to society if you ask me
Its all becoming a bit ‘facist’….a bit….you HAVE to join in or else….its all a bit ‘Ronald Macdonald’ allover again
The road was barricaded off for the joggers….fair enough I guess….at least we had the pavement…. BUT when it came to crossing the road ‘security’ opening the barrier would only let you cross one way?????
No… No….said a woman reminscent of Ms Macdonald….it all seemed too complicated to turn back so just ducked under the tape leaving the youngest stranded in the middle and FURIOUS with me
And no….neither of us were wearing a back pack which is perhaps just as well as there was a helicopter hovering over head
I’m expecting a knock on the door any minute…. if this is the end of ‘blog on’ you know what has happened
A number of reasons BUT one being the knives already apparantly drawn after a rather successful election for both JC AND Theresa
Hmmmm….Theresa’s ‘political advisors’ have quit….and as for Jezza….the party is already umming and aahing about whether he should remain leader
Oh the dirty shenanigins of politics eh?
Its like a game of chess….thing is….it doesn’t ALWAYS go to plan…..and who are ‘political advisors’ ANYWAY?
I had to Google the job credentials as I don’t know about you…but most jobs I know of don’t have armies of ‘advisors’.. ‘pa’s’ and the like
Hmmmmm….a PA could be good tho…but it aint going to happen
Oh….and the other thing I am unhappy about is the death of John Noakes and Batman in the space of a WEEK
I’m classing it as ONE unhappy event rather than 2 because I cant bare it
Have had The Stramglers ‘No More Heroes’ going thro my head
What with Captain Hook….Lost Boys etc ( don’t ask)…. am a little worried….
Will Theresa and JC be allowed to pull things together….they sure deserve to after both being landed in the proverbial shit
Hmmmmm…..’heroes’ aren’t ‘manufactured’ are they….are they?
Hmmmmm….lets see if these 2 can be given a chance… blimey….if they did pull it off it would be history in the making
Weeeelll….. good grief
Only a few hours into the election results and dare I say…..maybe a little too much vim and vigour already
Vim and vigour is all very well….but needs a bit of substance to back it up….has it tho….has it say I….
I must say am a little disappointed to say the least re the immediate call of Theresa’s resignation
Oh….here we go….thought I….its all very well everyone more or less abandoning ship after the Brexit result leaving the poor woman hanging in there….but rather than ‘hear’ the ‘youth vote’ and TRY to pull things together a bit what has now happened is the goverment has taken its bat home and choosen to go into cahoots with the old Ulster Unionists……Aaaaaaaagh
Its all not boding well at all is it?
Oh dearie me…..at least bring back Ken and his suede shoes for a little balance
Well blimey…..what more can be said
It seems there’s a lot of it about
Get ready folks….
Mind made up….off to tick the box….excercising my democratic right and all that…..blimey….politics at the moment….
And actually….I reckon Paula CAN do it if the parties pull together…..Jezza style collaborative working etc
Aaaaaaaaagh!!!…….I really like ole Jezza AND Paula our local Sherriff…..BUT have just been reading the bumph thro the door from our liberal party candidate
Thing is…..both labour and liberals have similar concerns to myself….but on some of the issues the boat has already floated if you ask me….its time to think differently…..and as for the tories….hmmmm….are they actually capable of thinking outside ‘the box’
And there lies the rub really
Not sure WHO to vote for….
Suits in boots?……Nooooooo
White van man and the manual worker?…….Hmmmm……yes and no
Multicultural hipsters….yes and no….do they actually really exist…..do they actually believe in multiculturism or are they mostly ‘educated’ white kids sipping latte in enclaves
Hmmmm and what about public sector workers….basic infrastructure maintainers?
Weeeeeelll……its pretty much defunct at present….paralysed by beaurocracy and sell offs
Sod it!!!!…..am going to shut my eyes and pop a tick in a box
Just hope its not some kind of loony facist fringe party or something….of ANY ilk
Who knows….. but ANYWAY
Whooooooosh…. the JC effect is still with us….and yes it is real…..and no the doubters….even those within the labour party just don’t ‘get’ it
SO….it remains to be seen what happens next
Everything I read at the mo that is intent on casting doubt on the guys beliefs and opinion…just seems to have the reverse effect…
It is true that the guy has only before been a backbencher in politics….that his knowledge re big business….economic issues is perhaps not the best
Weeeeeeelll…..c’mon….it takes a certain type to be one of those ( ok stereo typing a bit but hey)
Hmmmm…..the suited and booted he is not….but is that what folk are after in the 21st century ANYWAY
Also….the guy does not pretend to know everything….which is why it is so frustrating that he does not have the backing much of the party….Corbyn style is a more collaborative style…..or was….untill he got swept along into superstardom …..will it go to his head?
Nah….dont think so….he’s not the type
Hmmmm……yesterday I went on a little jaunt and ended up inadvertently circling a small town called ‘Wetherby’
Its all very nice…with indie shops…proper stone built houses etc…. a liberal area I understand
Hmmmm….although left wing….is JC a bit ‘Wetherby’ if you know what I mean
…is that a bad thing anyway?
…could our Sherriff ( our lovely labour candidate) turn Dewsbury into a Wetherby with a twist
…. or TWIIIIIISSST!!!!!
a kind of act local think global carry on set in yorkshire stone….
My God!!!……if you can see the moon look up at it NOW
Seriously….have just looked outside and the moon is surounded by what could best be described as a halo….or maybe its encased in a bubble encircled by a halo….. Moon….Glowing ball or space helmet surrounded by a ring…I SWEAR…have a look and see if you can see it
Blimey….what on earth ARE these times we’re living in
Disturbing and wonderful in equal measure….