Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Planning ahead

Tracker funds. Fixed interest. Index linked. Percentages. Projections. Advantages. Disadvantages. Options.

I've been, not for the first time, confronted by my own idiocy when it comes to financial arrangements. I met the nice man today because, well, should the next thirty years happen past in a blur the size of my life to this point, I'm fucked.

He was thorough and helpful and generous with his time. I was nodding and commenting and thinking about lunch for the full two hours.

I left the building with a convulsing gut and a throbbing head. I went this way and then that way, passing back by the building's exit three times before finally my bearings were got and the one word prevailed.

That word? Lasagne.

I stuffed away the envelope still stuck to my hand and went in search of some grub.

It will, in all likelihood, remain untorn for at least a month.

17 comments:

Dot-Com said...

Didn't understand a word of what you just said there. Interest. Percentages. Projections. Blah, blah, blah. Sounds like you needed that lasagne :-)

Meadow said...

Elephant. Toothpaste.

Radge said...

Dot - I did.

Meadow - Scandinavia. Water.

hope said...

It was your subconscious whispering, "I'm too young for all this!"

Reason with the head...listen to the stomach. ;)

Sarah Gostrangely said...

La Sag-Ne. Good move.

NaRocRoc said...

Lasagne is always the answer Radge. Consistency in a world gone mad.

I do love that 8 times ourra ten it's written as LASANGE on chalkboards outside Dublin cafes!

Red Leeroy said...

I haven't had a lasagna in ages, or an unopened envelope for that matter. Both sound appealing, but some sound financial advice is what I really crave.

Radge said...

hope - Duly noted.

Sarah - It was only adequate. Bargain basement stuff.

Narocroc - One of many misspelled foods.

Red - Invest in Radge.

adogwoof said...

Now, my video is crammed with you...

Holemaster said...

Life assurance is a killer.

Terence McDanger said...

Give it all up and go live with Trappist monks or pick lima beans in the back of beyonds somewhere, you know it makes sense.

That's what I'm doing.

Radge said...

Terence - I was thinking it had been a while.

Elmo said...

Misspelled foods - expresso instead of espresso is probably the most common.

Think my favourite was on an Indian take away menu, under the description for Okra: "deep fried ladies fingers". Yum!

Radge said...

Elmo - what is okra?

Holemaster said...

Is that Elmo of Creative Ireland Elmoness?

Radge said...

Homelaster - Yes. She doubles up as my sibling.

Elmo said...

What's Creative Ireland Elmoness?