Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I worked with Davros tonight. We made it out to be the first time we'd shared an evening shift since the dawn of time or 2001 or something like that.

Back then Billy would be in and the lads would sellotape computers and chairs together while I'd look on, curious and irritated. They'd practice keepy-uppys, I'd watch, envious and irritated. They'd squabble and shout and go smoking, I'd sit quietly at my desk and try to figure out this sports journalism lark.

That was then.

Tonight we barely spoke, too fixated on not fucking up. There was the odd touch of gallows humour but mostly we just sat, typed, updated and tutted at the technology. Not a hacky sack in sight.

Back then I wouldn't have made the mistake. This evening I think my subconscious compelled me to it.


Kath Lockett said...

You'll be OK. Just play with the hacky sack at home for a while instead. Or drink, if that's physically easier these days...?

Red Leeroy said...

Journo's. I can't help but imagine gents with fedora's with little white cards stuck in them saying "press", and people saying "scoop" all the time. Please radge don't shatter the myth, thats how it is right.....right?

Radge said...

Leeroy - you're almost there. However, instead of 'stop the presses,' we now have 'don't click the mouse!'

I clicked the mouse.

Kath - You're not suggesting I should... OK I won't be bawdy.

And drinking has been back on the agenda, I'll have to dismiss it again. December in Ireland though. Drinking is legislature.

Anonymous said...

Noooooooooooooooo... you clicked the mouse? Say it ain't so radge, say it ain't so?

Radge said...

It is so. Lamentably so.

hope said...

And thus you will serve as a good example to me and I will not go where you previously went which led to "Delete" followed by "An explanation".

The short version is "Work sucks!" However, poverty sucks worse. Sigh.

Do us both a favor...have a drink for me. A small one. I'm short...I'd probably be an alcohol lightweight. ;)

Radge said...

Don't mind if I do, Hope!