Sunday, 18 October 2009

Facts, figures and backsides

Days away from blog – lots

Amount of days left before unemployment - 12

Job applications made between 15th August and 5th October – at least 30.

Interviews – 0

Offers on house – 3

Offers withdrawn – 3

Number of chest infections SmallCat has had since July – 2 (yes, he’s had another bad incident since the pneumonia, hence the absence)

Number of inhalers in house – 3

But figures can also be good.

Number of interviews since 5th October – 4

Number of interviews lined up this week – 2

% morale boost achieved by said interviews - 100

Catflaps successfully installed – 1

Mortgage offers agreed – 1 (hurrah!)

Children now much better – 1

Lovely boyfriends – 1 

Number of young men exposing their bottoms to your erstwhile bloghost this year – 1.

Well, really.  I have no idea what that was all about, but whilst at Hardwick Hall this summer we took a tour of the older, ruined Hall which was replaced by the jaunty number in the previous blog post. As we were ascending a set of stairs to look at some precariously placed plaster decorations, the young man ahead of me suddenly, and with malice aforethought, dropped his pants without so much as a by your leave.  It was all done so quickly that MrCat didn’t even notice, and the youngsters ahead continued on their progress with the merest of guilty sniggers to give them away.

b1The view from the top window was unexpected to say the least 

I had two options.  Express shock like the middle aged, middle class, middle of the road woman he no doubt took me for, or make some kind of nonplussed comment in the hope of embarassing him in front of his friends.

I leave it to you, dear reader, to decide which route I chose.

This week I have been mainly frantic and on the phone


JuliaB said...

Hahaha! that's funny. A number of thoughts spring to mind .. perhaps you are so stressed that you have started to hallucinate?

JuliaB said...

oooh! PS .. GOOOOOD LUCK with your interviews. Fabulous news!!! xxx Sorry, I was so taken with the bottom story I forgot about the rest!! xxx

The Coffee Lady said...

What did you say? WHAT DID YOU SAY?

Good luck with the interviews.

Lynn said...

Yes! What Coffee Lady said!!

eurolush said...

It wasn't something about seeing a "full moon," was it? No. That's too much of a cliche. Perhaps you said something about how nice it was to see young people being "exposed" to so much history?

Hmm. Okay. Now I too am very curious.

Best of luck with your interviews. Congrats on turning those numbers around!