Still trying…

I managed to get most of the haibun down, then I made lunch. I ate lunch, watched some quizzes on TV, went to pick the car up, shopped for ice cream, returned home and ate ice cream whilst watching quizzes on TV.

I also tried filling out an online form for an accountant. It didn’t work, because despite their high hourly charges and proliferation of staff, they hadn’t sent me the all-important activation code. Nor, it seems, had they sent me the email explaining what to do.

Fortunately I was up to the task of cutting and pasting a code number into a box and filling in  badly designed online form without the necessity of an email explanation. However, the whole palaver did take 24 hours when a simple email request and reply would have taken ten minutes.

If you think I have unleashed the occasional outburst of spleen against government and the NHS, wait to see what happens when I start on accountants. I may be constrained by the laws of defamation, or I may actually bring those laws into the discussion so that I can give an opinion on lawyers.

Time to go, as it’s nearly midnight, so I will let you off listening to a rant.

Couldn’t find pictures of vampires or leeches on the free photo site so I thought I’d reuse the creepy fog photo.


16 thoughts on “Still trying…

  1. tootlepedal

    As a proto accountant (I was an accountant apprentice for three years after I left school) I look forward to your tide of invective. When we were running a very small business, I once employed an accountant whose approach to tax returns was so dishonest that I was embarrassed to send them in. He was a fellow rugby club member though and doing me a favour so I couldn’t be rude to him.

      1. quercuscommunity

        According to an accountancy magazine my sister read, there is an ‘accountancy gene’ which pre-disposes people to go into accountancy and be very dull. I asked her if it was true or just an attempt at humour. She said: “It’s an accountancy magazine.”

        I won’t tell you what career my sister pursued…

      2. quercuscommunity

        Your worries would seem well founded. I was talking to a man today who was bemoaning the fact that his son’s results weren’t good enough for dentistry so he was going to have to be a pharmacist. To be honest, I was just happy when mine left home.

  2. Lavinia Ross

    Better yet, you could become an accountant. It’s never too late, and you have the brainpower to do it. 🙂

    The fog photo would make a great cover for a Stephen King novel. 🙂

    1. quercuscommunity

      I’m afraid I suffer from panic when confronted by lots of numbers. Always have done.

      That’s the photo I used recently on a post – I used it for the big figure it contained then realised the scarecrow’s head was in the bottom corner so clipped that out for use.


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