Despite spending the last month of my life working so hard for nearly
20 hours a day, to the point where I stopped believing in anything but
ASCII, we’re still not making any money.
Today we reached our 2000 pounds overdraft limit.
It is two weeks after I got paid, and thus two weeks before I get paid again.
OK I’m owed money for several jobs…but the jobs aren’t technically finished
yet so I can’t get paid for them.
The infection on the inside of my cheek wasn’t frightened by last weeks course
of antibiotics and is flourishing to the extent that Dr Livingstone (
it really is his name poor fucker) has not only prescribed another course,
but has referred me to a specialist at the hospital.
Of course, I can’t fill the prescription because the bank won’t give me any moremoney.
On leaving the surgery it started to rain in a spectacular fashion. Were I not
a devout atheist it could possibly convince me to start work on building a
large wooden boat.
As I was feeling ill, tired and depressed (and also because I had washed my
hair today for the first time in two months) walking in the rain seemed like an
unbearable prospect. The 10 quid in my pocket would have covered a cab
home but would mean a night without lovely alcohol. The only period of joy in
my days at the moment.
So I walked. I got soaked. I got blown about by the tempestuous wind and I
got a couple of bottles of wine.
Dripping, I came home and relished the thought of letting out a huge, bitter
blog. Of course the ADSL is down. Of course. Of course it’s down. Look at this shit:
traceroute to denzil, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets 1 rewter (192.168.254.254) 0.768 ms 5.206 ms 0.688 ms 2 freeserve4-hg2.kingston.broadband.bt.net (188.8.131.52) 14.516 ms 14.221 ms * 3 freeserve4-hg2.kingston.broadband.bt.net (184.108.40.206) 36.61 ms 13.801 ms * 4 freeserve4-hg2.kingston.broadband.bt.net (220.127.116.11) 15.112 ms 15.778 ms * 5 freeserve4-hg2.kingston.broadband.bt.net (18.104.22.168) 16.172 ms * 22.477 ms 6 * freeserve4-hg2.kingston.broadband.bt.net (22.214.171.124) 15.442 ms 17.673 ms 7 * freeserve4-hg2.kingston.broadband.bt.net (126.96.36.199) 15.911 ms 13.907 ms
But it won’t win while I have vi…
Fuck British telecom.
Fuck Connex (another story).
But hey – don’t look on the down side. Think happy! Remember all of the things
we’ve got to look forward to:
- The death of your parents
- The death of close friends
- Chronic and serious debt
- chronic and painful illness
- A slow deterioration in health towards death