I sent out a warning this morning – or rather a request for people to be on standby to bail me out…
There was so much crotch action going on during my commute today it was obscene! I sent my sister a text message and she thought it was hilarious. Being rubbed against is not my idea of fun – unless the rubbers look like Quinn from Homeland! Seriously though, as someone who has been trying to avoid the public for a while, it’s been enlightening! I have smelt armpits, brushed against boobs and bums, had various body parts shoved in my direction…it kind of reminds of my wilder days when I used to enjoy this kind of thing on a night out.
I guess one plus point is that I have been practising my meditative breathing, and my ability to count to ten has improved!
What I can’t get my head around is how rude some people are. Like sitting on the outer-edge of the train seats so that people can’t sit next to you. Is it really that awful to have someone sit next to you? I had a chap come and sit next to me on the way home today…it wasn’t a tragedy! Anyway…
In order to deal with my commute I decided that the best option would be to try and look a little wild, in the hopes that people would give me more space. So I thought lovely thoughts and put a big grin on my face. That didn’t work. I then put my iPod on and started lip-syncing to Aretha Franklin…that gave me marginally better results. I guess nothing can come in-between a commuter and a small space on the underground when they are on a mission to get to work!
Then I arrived at work to be moved into my own office out of the way as the ‘Americans’ are here…and they needed to mingle. I wasn’t quite sure how to take that comment – and said so to the CEO who moved me! Am I not mingle-able?! I was only jesting though…an office of my own was appreciated as the Americans were quite loud in their mingling activities and, frankly, were a bit too much for me to deal with that early in the morning…no, I don’t think that London is ‘amazing’…nor do I think that coffee is the ‘best invention ever’…and I am not actually ‘in love’ with the new London offices given that I never knew what the old ones were like!
I think the 2.5 hours of sleep and the 5am wake-up call might have tainted my views this morning!
Then my computer decided to reboot and reconfigure and do all sorts of wonderful things. I couldn’t use it for ages so decided that the best option would be to pack up, go shopping, and get home early. So that’s what I did.
I took a leisurely and lovely tube ride to Planet Organic. I was hoping to pick up some raw food goodies but they were out of stock of my favourite pizza…so I made do with some other purchases. It’s a bloody expensive shop though. I felt quite guilty for shopping there – due to cost – and have made a pledge to go and do a big shop for the local food bank. I was also accosted by a charity chap – chuggers I think they’re known as…charity muggers! – and donated £6 by text. So I redeemed my shopping guilt slightly…and I still need a new roof, so felt a bit guilty about buying organic chocolate…I guess I can use the empty box to catch the drips from the ceiling though!
Fortunately, my train ticket allowed me to come home earlier and so I hopped – well I didn’t hop, I clambered – onto a train home. I ended up in the quiet section of the train. It wasn’t that quiet really. Someone’s phone went off really loudly and the chap had a rather loud conversation…this promoted another passenger to get up and point to the ‘quiet zone’ sticker…which in turn prompted the man on the phone to kick off slightly. I was about to intervene when it all quietened down…as we were all listening to the chap who was getting carried away singing along to his iPod. I think he was pulling a ‘me’ and trying to make us think he was slightly off the wall so that nobody sat next to him. Then one of the train staff sat at the back of the carriage shaking sugar packets before putting them in his drink, and rustling a paper, which annoyed a quiet zone passenger immensely if the death-glares were anything to go by.
The quiet zone was so entertaining – I am going to sit there again…I ended up giggling most of the way home. Actually, my giggling was stifled as I was nice and let a man sit next to me – I hadn’t quite seen the huge bag he was carrying which sat half on my knee…so I couldn’t physically giggle like I normally do!
The joys of commuting! It’s only been a few weeks…I feel like a dab hand. I even have a pouch for my underground card that I keep tucked into my bra as I don’t have pockets!
Anyway, I got home and felt decidedly ropey so hoped into bed for ‘just five minutes’…Mr WLB woke me up about three hours later. I feel quite sick and am hoping to be okay tomorrow as it’s my Slimming World Christmas party and I am looking forward to it.
That’s it from me for the day – I have a date with the cast of Made in Chelsea!
Todays food looked like this…
Well – it kind of looked like that this morning…but I haven’t been well, so the planned cheese and nuts and Trek bar didn’t get eaten! I did have my eggs and tomatoes for breakfast, and the banana and apple, and then this evening I had some leftover butternut squash soup.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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