Monday, June 06, 2011

The who, the what, the where and the when

I wish I was in a John Hughes film, running amok through these corridors and setting small, inconsequential fires to things. Affecting some kind of war cry and flirting with Molly Ringwald, every last gingery bit of her.

I'm not, though, and the fun of that rebellion is killed by knowing that I'm allowed to do whatever I want in this place. There's no Skinneresque presence to ratchet up the detention with brusque abandon and I'm, sadly, far too grown up to be a teenager.

I'm in work, and there's nobody else here. I swear I'd doss if the best way to pass the hours wasn't just getting on with it, filing one lovely piece of journalism after another and coupling it with the grunt work. The racing results. That pox of a thing.

This, at least, is the time where I eat that limp little Spar sandwich of turkey, stuffing and a bit too much squeezy mayonnaise and let myself write without quite so many rules.

Typing without the who, the what, the where and the when.

Bring on 5pm and the freedom to, once again, seek a better station for myself and worry when it doesn't happen immediately. Freedom to see and speak to human beings who don't curse every time a Bank Holiday rolls around without the lure of double pay.


Holemaster said...

Glue stuff to tables or lower everyone's chair two inches.

Radge said...

Not nearly sinister enough, I'm afraid.

canine letters said...


paolo1 said...

what about the 'why' ? you can't have a 'who', 'where', 'when' and 'what' without inviting Mr.'why'. Fair's fair.

Radge said...

Second paragraph, Paolo, second paragraph.

Conan Drumm said...

The sporting life and the blank page have no respect for long weekends.