I'm going to go and tell your boss.
No, I really am. Unless of course you are the boss, in which case carry on sir.
Apparently today is 'National Sickie' day, and if you don't believe me, squeeze the end of your mouse when the arrow's pointing here. I'm not in work at the moment myself actually but not because:
"sorry I don't feel to good so I won't be coming in today. We went out last night and I had this really dodgy kebabnd and I was up all night. I'm so sorry, hopefully I should be ok by tomorrow...."
but because Matt and his RNIB colleague are taking me out for lunch, where talk will centre around existentialism and whether Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' was an accurate reflection of the central ideoligies of Soren Kierkegarrd.
Well that's not entirely true. We will mainly be discussing the charity auction, although I might show off a little by regurgitating what I just read on Wikipedia about philosophy.
Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch", was obviously never on remand in one of HM's prisons, nor did they try and have their photo taken whilst shaking an assortment of hands.
I'm grateful to the RNIB for what I am about to receive- liver and mash I think I'm going to go for.
The auction itself may well take place on EBAY or there has been suggestions mooted about a grand event being held ie one of those big gala dinners, which personally I'm not sure I'd be too comfortable with. Once this is all over I'd like to crawl back under the stone I came from, without having to give drunken speeches etc.
Anyway, I'll keep you updated.
Just over a week left and finally someone's told me how and why I got my tactics all wrong in trying to shake hands with the likes of Kate Winslett, Kate Beckinsale and Rachel Weisz.
You see, these lovely young sirens might have been more impressed if my standard letter that was sent to them had mentioned that I'd already met the likes of Richard Branson and dart's player Phil Taylor.
Or as my friend said "First you get the money, then you get 'The Power', then you get the women..."
A line from the film Scarface by the way.