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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…

Posted by sean on 15/01/2016 at 3:43 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


I somehow, stupidly, ended up itching my eye. In the process, my contact lens got lost and is somewhere under my eyelid. I’ve spent ages in the work bathroom, trying to find it, but to no avail. I’ll just have to manage with one eye until I get home. I’ve searched the internet for help on how to retrieve a missing contact lens. As well as using solution to flush the thing out, it’s also suggested that a Q-Tip is used. I wasn’t sure what a Q-Tip was, so Googled it. The only results I got were for some rapper. My colleagues were very much bemused when they looked at my computer screen and saw lots of images of a gangster rapper. I eventually found out what a real Q-Tip was – a bit of plastic with a cotton bud stuck to the end. I’ll have to try and recover the lens when I’m home. I will provide an update on if I manage to flush out the lens or simply destroy my eye.

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