October 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Blog, Rant | 6 comments

You get days where one big thing just makes your whole day miserable and worthless. You also get days which are even worse, when everything doesn’t seem to be working, and it’s small little things which just ends up driving you bonkers. Today is one of those days, and I’m not liking it much.

At the moment, it’s not university work related, I’m on top of that. Infact after this blog post I’m off to the library since I need to get away from this flat ASAP.

Now let’s briefly go over the small (and possibly insignificant) things that are going wrong. First, netbook doesn’t like me first thing in the morning. Turn it off and on again, problem sorted. Four hours later, call from the Apple store on my MacBook. New battery done, but the underside needs replacing. Will take a few days for the part to arrive. Annoying but bearable situation. Then I read a frankly disturbing message stating that my parents are really concerned about me, that they don’t know who I am any more, that my facebook messages don’t match my personality and they think I’m not doing the work. Now that is not what you want to read midway through your day. Then a drink gets spilt on my bag.

More lectures, then I get ‘home’ I feel hungry. As usual, the kitchen is a state with pots and pans everywhere, dirty jugs and bowls with mash and cold water in the sink, and my utensils being used again! I’m also finding someone keeps taking my canned drinks. I then try and tidy up, and I smash two plates because everything just falls down from the drying rack. I clean up the mess, notice the recycling bins are overflowing, no-one’s doing anything about it, and they’re all playing guitar hero. What a surprise. At this point, I complain a little bit, no-one’s taking any notice, and I give up.

Just to add insult, my Dell desktop’s hard drive packs in. <sarcasm>Like I never saw that one coming</sarcasm>. This is the point where I’m walking out the door

Before anyone complains this sounds a little bit silly, emoish, that i’m making a mountain out of a molehill sort of thing – please try being in my shoes before you assume.

Now I’m going to the library just to simply get away from Flat 109 since all it’s doing is making me feel ill. I’m also hungry, but since I really cannot be arsed to clean up other people’s leftovers and they won’t do it (in fact they’re all going out surprise surprise) then I can’t be bothered to eat. I was looking forward to my ducks legs and rice as well.

Rant and cooling exercise over, now I’m doing work. Imagine that, I’m keeping up with my work.

October 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Blog, Rant | 6 comments

6 responses to “You know your day is going well….”

  1. Desmond Hume says:

    Matt, your attitude is pretty antagonistic, chill out a bit. Everyone shares everything, it’s no big deal if someone uses your salad tongs – it’s a mutual thing that comes with living together.

  2. Ricki says:

    Step 1) Keep any utensils/plates/any snacks or drinks etc in your own room. Provided theres a lock on your room, its all good.

    Step 2) Stop doing the housework for everyone. It’s because you clean up after everyone else that they make such a mess in the first place. Clean up what you use and put it back in your room.

    Yeah, they might make a fuss. But it sounds like they’re being a bunch of arseholes anyway.

  3. Dave says:

    Matt, I get exactly what you’re coming from. I hate people touching and using my stuff without permission. But as I said on Facebook, and as Ricki said, your room locks, keep your stuff in there. Do not clean up their mess anymore either. Stay in your clean room where you can keep some peace of mind. Going bonkers on everyone isn’t good for you or them.

  4. Matt says:

    I should mention only a *small* bit was on the kitchen, and it seems the comments are a bit out of proportion. I don’t mind if the utensils are used, as long as either you ask, or if you use it, clean them up and leave them for me to wash up, like of recent. Permission to moan, granted.

    Ricki: I’m just letting everything go to rot, I’ve not cleaned up anything I’ve just left the kitchen. If no-one’s going to do it, then I take the TV. Simple as that. When I said I cleaned up, I just moved crap to the left so I could have a bit of worktop. I didn’t make that clear cut granted

  5. Ricki says:

    Fair play, as long as people don’t take the piss there isn’t a problem.

    On a completely unrelated note, how did quagmire end up as my display pic?

  6. Matt says:

    I really don’t know! I don’t know how Dave’s facebook profile picture got here, I don’t know what link you followed whether it was facebook, twitter or somewhere else. WordPress is being smart here. Odd

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