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Today is my second full thrilling day of staying home and waiting for the plumber to show up. The rental agent swears the plumber says he'll come around in the next half hour now. We'll see. It was meant to be an all-day job, and it's mid-afternoon now, so my faith is not great.

It's just as well I work from home now, or I'd be even more inconvenienced by this.

Speaking of working from home, I ran into two UCL urban development students near the chill and wind-swept Thames yesterday. It was a terrible day to choose to poll a neighborhood randomly about itself; I've never seen the Thames' banks so deserted. The UCL students had a questionnaire: how long had I lived in the neighborhood? In which borough was my employer located? (N/A) What form of transport did I take to get there? (N/A - perhaps I should have said I walked to work?) How long did it take me to commute? (I skipped it - but 10 seconds is probably my maximum commute length right now.)

In other news, I have a new scanner! It works! It even has a thrilling new feature which my old one didn't: an off-on switch!

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saffronjan
Jan. 24th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Your cup runneth over
A plumber's visit, an on switch, and a chance to fill in a questionnaire in the cold... now there's a day to highlight in your diary. I myself would surely add a few pink glitter hearts to such a diary entry.

I think it would have been fun if you'd actually told them your commute was ten seconds. Days from now, as they read through the papers, they could see your answer about the ten-second commute and dream, however briefly, of teleportation.
darktouch
Jan. 25th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Did the plumber actually show up?
owlfish
Jan. 25th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
As if my post were an incantation summoning him, he showed up about a minute later.
darktouch
Jan. 25th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Have you tested to see if this is maybe a secret power or something?
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