Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Bad timing

Hello.

Thank you for following me new and old - I know many can list and name new followers I'm sorry I don't as I lose track and am bound to get it wrong.

I signed on for a second time this week. What a difference. The lad was great - softly spoken and polite. I left feeling fine and not a failure.

I missed a phone call today. No message was left but I called the number back within half an hour in case it was about a job. It was. Apparently though I was too late as she had filled all the interview slots. Now  that's a new one on me. Bad timing or what. What if I was their ideal person for the job? Now they will never have me. Bit of a bugger as it was just up the road.

Where was I when missing the phone call? Neat Segway to next bit.

I was cutting back a tree at my friend's house. My (second) cousin and friend's son - both seven then spent the next few hours creating a magnificent den. In fact she had to hack at a second one (lots of overgrown trees in a tiny garden) for more branches. Simple play that gave them hours of pleasure.
I was babysitting for the day and within 2 hours of him being with me he needed his spare set of clothes and new shoes and socks from Asda. But he had great fun in the brook with the dog...until he slipped over. My cousin knows me well and never sends him over in his 'best'.
The two 7 year old boys were a great lesson in social skills I think. One is schooled (cousin) the other home ed so they rarely meet. I think perhaps this is their 3rd meeting in all. They picked up where they had left off months ago, cooperated and played for hours.

I wonder if that is his first den as I had to take plenty of photos of it and I heard him say it was his best day. Which was NEARLY worth missing that phone call but not quite ha.

x

15 comments:

  1. Thank goodness no traumas signing on this time, but such a shame missing the phone call. At least you gave a child a wonderful day its a small consolation I know...

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    1. was great watching them both and eavesdropping a little

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  2. It just wasn't meant to be. Fate stepped in and saved you from the worst job in the world!

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    1. ha for sure, horrible people haaaa x

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  3. oh bugger thats annoying. Great memories of den building when I was little, when my kids were little and now the grandchildren. Probably done by children all over the world :)

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  4. Very annoying but obviously not the right job for you. Great believer in fate in our house if it's meant to be it will be and when you do find the perfect job it will be their gain and other lots loss.

    Keep smiling something will turn up.

    Mitzi

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    1. Thanks, another interview tomorrow x

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  5. How the devil did you fill all the forms in without tearing your hair out. I helped a friend to fill out the on line forms for job seekers allowance, Good Grief you almost need a degree in forensic computer programming ( or whatever it is called) The repeated questions in different parts of the form, all written in some strange form of tortured English, then when you put your address as requested they want to know what country Wales is in. It took 3 cups of tea and a little serious sweary time to get there. I take my hat off to you.

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    1. in all honesty I can barely remember doing them. Because I did not want to do it I really rushed it x

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  6. I'm a great believer in fate too, but if you really fancy the job I would call them back and see if anyone has turned down an interview. The worst that can happen is they say no, at best they will realise you're are keen and give you an interview.

    Jean x

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  7. I always wanted a tree house, do you fancy popping over ;) x

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  8. Ha can send the lads over. You just have to feed them a LOT of cheese sandwiches and squash x

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  9. I echo some if the other comments. The job was obviously rubbish anyway! My boys build dens everywhere, it's amazing what they use to build them sometimes!

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