Saturday, 4 April 2020

Diary Of A Nobody

Yesterday
Finished work at 8.00 am
Laughed with colleagues, negiotiated around wild mountain goats in car park
Drove towards home on deserted roads
Stopped at Sainsbury's for provisions
Told to get to front of queue by nice trolley man who read my name badge
Old man in queue complained loudly that I went before him, so much for the Blitz spirit
Bought gin and bread and beer
Old man who complained snorted when he saw my purchases



Drove home
Village quiet
Waved at Mrs Trellis who was out with Blue, she had starched her bobble hat again.

Walked dogs down Gypsy lane,
Shepherd Graham was tending to his new lambs
Checked Trelawnyd 's Emergency whatsapp group. 34 messages!

Cleaned kitchen floor

Realised I had lost my wallet again.....searched house
Rang work to see if wallet was there....no....bugger!!!!!
Searched car and house again
Checked washing machine ( where I had found it before )
Nothing
Spent 1hour 49 minutes waiting to to get through to Barclays to cancel credit Card
Fell asleep doing so
Woken up by lovely Sonia shouting " Helloooo" from scotland who kindly cancelled my card
Made avocado on toast ( with egg)
Finally went to bed at 12.30 pm.....shattered
Dogs woke me at 3pm , barking at Postman
Gathered them up and took them round to Trendy Carol's ( who was wearing a floaty cream and brown ensemble) 
Walked back home realising I was still in pyjamas
Went to bed again
Woke up at 5.30 pm

Drank cold coffee left over from breakfast


Fed Albert
Spooned out dog food
Answered phone , old friend Nigel, told him I will catch up with him today
Collected and fed dogs , realised I was still in pyjamas
Washed and then donned uniform, washed up pots
Left message on recycling for binmen with beer..thanking them for working
6.45 pm left for work
7.22 pm stopped at West Shore and admired the view and the very cold air



Felt human for a few minutes
7.29 got to work.
Laughed with colleagues
Placed gin I had bought in office
It is a gift to one of the support workers who will cut my hair before I leave for home tomorrow

95 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:46 am

    ..felt human for a few minutes.. those words made me wince thinking how you felt the rest of the time,
    hang in there, hang on to hope, that there'll be better times ahead -Mary


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    1. I work in an air conditioned environment.
      The fresh air of the beach was lovely

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  2. You share your taste in Gin with Lady M. I hope your wallet turns up; I've only lost mine once and it was traumatic.

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  3. So thoughtful. I'm sure the beer and gin will be appreciated.

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    1. I never saw the binmen, but my hairdressing health support worker liked the gin x

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  4. Keep well, thinking of you.

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  5. That moany old man might well be in need of your ministrations in time to come. You're a good man, John.

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  6. Wallet at sainsburies?

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  7. I reckon that old man nicked your wallet!

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    1. Fraid he didn't ...I would have kicked his Zimmer frame from under him if he had x

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    2. Anonymous9:50 pm

      I can't believe you let someone with a Zimmer frame wait in the queue while you went in before him.

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  8. At this difficult time you have found the way through and reached what IS important in the craziness of it all.After a few more weeks of this it would be understandble if you arrive at work wearing your pyjamas x

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  9. (Whilst sitting with a cup of tea listening to classic fm on the radio which I have on in the background 24 hours a day-Alan Titchmarsh has just mentioned your Goats too x)

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    1. Our goats have gone around the world

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    2. Which airline did they use? And without hands how did they strap their seatbelts in?

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    3. Mountain goats, they stand on the wings

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  10. Always makes me laugh when you see old guys out for a drive in their flat caps, they never give way. I have often wondered where they are in such a hurry to get to? These days, it isn’t hard to imagine!?! The grim reaper is directing traffic...

    Keep doing what you’re doing, you do it so well... apart from losing your wallet obviously!?!

    LXX

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  11. John, you have the gift of making even the mundane amusing.
    Hugs xx
    Kathy

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  12. "Starched bobble hat"? the mind boggles. Keep safe x

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  13. Who would want to clean a kitchen floor after a night shift? Your routine after a night at work sounds quite bizarre to me.

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    1. When you have four furry kids cleaning the kitchen floor is an ongoing job, and it gives the house a semblance of cleanliness and care ... and is good for the soul.

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    2. John, the whole routine sounded bizarre to me. Took you one hell of a long time to get to bed.

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    3. One minor passing event in the morning, small and part of the rich tapestry of life, the old man, maybe a bit grumpy, and predictably almost every reader decides to pick up on it. Get a life, absorb it and celebrate the good things, whatever they are.

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    4. Really? Rachel you are going all spectrum on me
      I had to cancel my card just incase it had been stolen and used
      I so wanted to get to bed, I usually am asleep by 9.30

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    5. I understood about cancelling card although I would have probably asked St Anthony to help find it first and retraced steps since last using it. I started to feel sorry for the man at the supermarket here.

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    6. He was probably scared

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  14. Take care of yourself. Hoping you can catch up on sleep soon. And thanks for keeping in touch with all of us - it matters. Jxx

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  15. If the old guy needs medical care in the coming days he will regret his impatience and bloody whinging.

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  16. It's the pending haircut that bothers me - social distancing and all. Will the support worker be using 2m extendable scissors to cut your locks? I like the pics of West Shore. A friend in Australia is asking people to post favourite pictures of seascapes on his Facebook page as a way of countering the current negativity he/we are all experiencing - perhaps an idea for GG? Losing your wallet - usually find mine has slipped down the side of the car seat...

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    1. We cannot social distance at work .
      Most patients have to be moved and handled by staff least two nurses working nose to nipple xx

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  17. The grumpy old man took your wallet. Glad you felt human for at least a few minutes... and that you were able to take a moment to appreciate the view. And I'm not thrilled with the title of this blog post.

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  18. Three things:-
    1. The blogpost title "Diary of a Nobody" is the exclusive property of JayCee on The Isle of Man. No doubt legal action will follow.
    2. Did you ever find your wallet? I guess you must have mislaid it in Sainsbury's.
    3. Mrs Trellis's bobble hat must be stiff, very stiff. Is it purple?

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    1. Well I would have said George and Weedon Grossmith even though the copyright has expired.

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    3. I'm glad I am not called Weedon and I bet Weedon was glad that his surname was not Metrousers.

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    4. .1. I know.
      2. No
      3. Cream

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  19. Crikey. You do know how to pack a lot into 24 hours.
    (For a moment I thought your blog post title was referring to me! See how self centred I am.)

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    1. Where do you think I got the inspiration x

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  20. When my wife and I travel by plane, as a wheelchair user we must report to the dedicated PRM desk and be allocated a pusher who takes us to the appropriate queue, straight to the front. There's always a glares and mutterings from the people standing in line, I often feel like walking over to them and saying a few words, but am restrained by my wife. What they don't realise is that this is done to speed up everybody, they don't want us holding anybody else up; and we just get abandoned airside so don't actually gain anything. And we're always last to disembark.

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    1. I waited for someone else to say something but no one did.l.its not always like the movies x

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  21. There will always be somebody who complains John - but gin is probabloy what you all need these days to get you through your days - and nights.

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    1. My haircut has been a lovely tonic so the Bombay was an apt gift xxx

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  22. worried about your wallet, hope it is at Sainsburys safe behind the till waiting for you. How nice to leave the bin men bear, I was thinking along similar lines as they are such a nice bunch - one jumped in my big recycle bin and jumped up and down recently to demonstrate how I can compact my rubbish!

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  23. I have a friend with an absolutely manic dog. It certainly provides a day to day routine for him, without the problems of trying to provide a routine for small children.

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    1. I do like the dogs going to play at carol's
      I feel like a toddler mum free of. The babies who wants to drink wine

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  24. I agree with the others - that grumpy old guy is the prime suspect for your wallet loss.

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  25. you lost the wallet after sainsburys; perhaps in their parking lot?

    you have good taste in gin, sir; mistress maddie and I salute you!

    and YOU are NOT a NOBODY, but a SOMEBODY providing much-needed healthcare to fading humans.

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    1. No I lost it between buying petrol and getting to work!!!!

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  26. John, don't know how you do it, though I believe it is your immense and kind heart that surely helps propel you through your blurry days. Dang about that wallet - being up when most are awake is enough to scramble the brain. As for grumpy old man - not worth the words. And love our animals, even though they keep us on our knees scrubbing floors! Sleep well, and share a pic of your new 'do! Sending love from across the pond, and sincere thanks for writing the blog that I love the most!

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    1. The fucking thing will turn up somewhere very odd very soon

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  27. I'd be collapsing after a 12.5hr night shift. You probably didn't see, but the goats featured on the BBC yesterday. And they (not the goats) pronounced Llandudo correctly!

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    1. The goats , some thirty of them were trotting through the streets when I eventually set off for home after my haircut this morning x

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    2. Glad you got your haircut. I read this diligently, please keep posting.

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    3. Will do, no show without punch

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  28. I hope you have some days off squeezed in there. When I think of how exhausted you must be, I know it must be that much harder to fend off the sadness that we all work to overcome these days. Know that you are appreciated, not only by the people you directly serve but also by people across the world who love your spirit.

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    1. Yes a few days off now, I intend to catch up with the garden, it looks shocking

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  29. Oh, John, you are not a nobody. You are very special person to many, many people. I love reading your blog, and very much enjoy even the day-to-day recounting. Take care.

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    1. I know that, but thank you, the nobody refers to the revolving door routine on nights xx

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  30. Visiting this blog each day helps me navigate the world right now. I'm anxious as hell, and between you and Ms Moon at Bless Our Hearts, I get much needed calm in my day as I read about yours. We all need to feel connected and remember we are in this together, and your blog helps me with that. Thank you.

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    1. lol I'm sure I bore you intonrelaxation lol
      Thank you xx

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  31. gin and bread and beer... Always important to stock vital necessities.

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    1. I think looked as itpf I'd had a very hard night, and I hadn't

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  32. We always move you to the front, get some rest,

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  33. John, have you checked the area where you parked your car on return from supermarket? The wallet may have escaped as you got out of your car. Also, did you have your wallet on your person when you were walking your dogs down Gypsy Lane or back from Trendy Carol's? It may be worth a check.

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  34. My daughter left her wallet in a McDonalds restaurant in another province (i.e. 10 hours away). She cancelled everything, but someone still found it and sent it back to her with everything intact! There are still wonderful people out there. I hope you find your wallet. I also think you are quite allowed to be in your pajamas under the circumstances :) -Jenn

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  35. Everyone is posting their days. Mine would be a lot more boring.

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  36. It's so hard working nights. I'm glad you have your lovely dogs and even more lovely neighbors and friends. Take care my friend.

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  37. You cannot go wrong with Bombay Sapphire Gin ... OMG
    If you lost your wallet somewhere between the petrol station and work, then how did you pay for your booze and bread?
    Well ... I hope someone finds the wallet and gets it back to you!

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  38. Barbara Anne5:51 pm

    Loved your recitation of who, what, when, and where as you left work and came home. So sorry about the lost wallet. Have you looked under the driver's seat in Bluebell? I once lost my wallet and it was between the seat and the car door, standing on its edge.

    Sweet dreams!

    Hugs!

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    1. Babs , this happens a lot withme, I know the routine x

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  39. Screw that old man! That's a drag about your wallet. I thought sure it was going to turn up by the end of your post! Maybe that old man stole it?!

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  40. I was also going to suggest checking the car between the door and seat, and the footwells. I've found my errant wallet in both those places. Use a flashlight to look under the seat. I hope your wallet turns up.

    You make the everyday things interesting; I think that's why folks enjoy your blog so much. Not everyone can do that so well.

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  41. And I kept waiting for your wallet to turn up.

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  43. Just reading the blog today has made me weary! Losing a wallet at a time like this would be enough stress to give me a heart attack. I had to set up internet banking the other day so I could continue to pay my bills and that was stressful enough. Technology and I are not the best of friends for the most part. I had a chuckle at you realising you were still in your PJ's...your poor old brain must be a bit fried. I hope you got some much needed rest!

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