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Posted by sean on 19/07/2017 at 11:23 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


This morning I had a dentist appointment. This appointment involved some minor treatment, and as I don’t enjoy pain, I opted for the anaesthetic.

The procedure went fine and no teeth were removed. I left the surgery £30-something lighter (thank goodness I have an NHS dentist, or it would be even more), and feeling like I had Walls sausages for lips.

I arrived at the office and got on with my work. Within an hour, I began to feel a little light headed. Now, this may be because I stupidly missed breakfast and was then told by the dentist to avoid food for 3 hours. It could also have been the drugs pumped into my gums.

I was hardly tripping my balls off, but I wasn’t all there. This was confirmed when, instead of putting a pile of letters I had just sealed in envelopes, in the post bag, I instead placed into the confidential waste bin, which is locked with a key not on the premises. It’s one of those things that I realised I had done wrong within a second of doing it, but nothing could be done… apart from reprinting and reenveloping all the letters, which is what I did.

I’m never getting high again.

Posted by sean on 20/06/2017 at 5:43 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


I had a bad start to the week. After arriving at work, I headed to the kitchen to put my lunch in the fridge. Upon opening the fridge door, a large bottle of milk literally flew out, as if it was trying to escape.

I looked down at the bottle on the floor, wondering what on earth had happened. Moments later, the lid of the bottle fell off and the entire contents of a previously full bottle proceeded to spill onto the carpet and under the fridge.

Hot weather + spilt milk = a smelly office.

With help from a colleague, the spillage was covered in tissues, which were of no use at all. Our office cleaner kindly did his best to clean up the remainder of the mess.

I sent an email round the department – partly moaning at whoever had placed the milk in the fridge in such a way that it would jump out at whoever had the audacity to open the door, and partly to apologise for having the audacity for opening the door and spilling their milk for the week.

Posted by sean on 20/02/2017 at 6:33 pm in Coffee, Work Activities with No Comments


I didn’t have the best of starts to my Monday morning. We have a new coffee machine at work, so thought I would bring in some pods from home to use. I’ve been doing this all last week, and the machine was behaving itself well. That was until this morning, when I used THREE pods and only got, what can only be described as a single shot of coffee, instead of an entire mug.

Pod #1 – Chucked into the pod graveyard (the container in the coffee machine for used pods), without even a drop of water being passed through it.

Pod #2 – Enough to make an Espresso, even though it was not an Espresso pod!

Pod #3 – Went the way of Pod #1… chucked away, without being used. By the machine, may I add, not me!

This has made me very angry. The small amount of coffee has pacified me a little, but I will be returning for more coffee soon, although this time won’t be using the fancy machine that George Clooney advertises.

In better news, I saw Sir David Attenborough trending on Twitter this morning. Whenever I see this, I can’t lie and say that I am not worried. The legend is approaching 91 years of age, after all. It was all good. Sir David will be presenting a new series of The Blue Planet. I love this natural history documentaries, so to hear that another is on its way is very pleasing. I am still awaiting a signed photo of Sir David (see earlier blog), although have received a lovely set of autographs from The Yorkshire Vet staff.

A little update on the coffee machine – I tried it again later in the day (after writing the above). The thing now leaks, and when I say leaks, I mean leaks like that incontinent old woman on Little Britain. Water went everywhere. I must have used half of a huge kitchen roll to clean it up, and given the fact I didn’t do anything to cause the leak (besides have the audacity to use the damn thing to make a cup of coffee), it’ll probably start spilling out water again! I’ve decided that from tomorrow morning, I’ll be going back to the good, old, water boiler. It may taste of lime scale, but it works! Oh, and no, I did not manage to get any coffee from the machine to accompany the leak!

Posted by sean on 20/01/2016 at 4:15 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


These arrived in the office today. Brings back memories…

Posted by sean on 19/01/2016 at 3:39 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


A colleague of mine has told me that I have too much on my desk and it is “child-like”. Personally, I don’t think I have enough toys…

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