Bloody madhouse…..the life of a Tour Guide in the so-called “off season” !
The day has not started well – 3 females of different generations, driving me nuts as well as Customers emailing and texting asking for help!
Went to get mother for lunch and found myself hanging around in the pharmacy for half an hour, waiting for her prescription which in the end was short of 7 statins! Mother is now obsessively checking everything as well as asking over and over for her pension money (social security) that I collected for her in her absence yesterday !!
My wife kept texting me – “Hurry up” and “Where are you” and “Daisy (Granddaughter) is eating”…..no phone reception in the pharmacy – well hardly any.
When I got home, Daisy virtually finished her lunch, but as soon as she saw me eating, wanted more lima beans, chicken and the essential sauce like Grampeee has. She has a book that plays Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells and they are playing in the background midst all this chaos which finally was topped off by the dining room table falling apart. After lunch I have the table upside down trying to re-hammer in the bar that attaches to the legs while my wife is saying “We need to buy another table this one is old”, me saying “Not this side of Christmas we won’t” and, the toddler is grisling because she doesn’t like me hammering the table!
Other than that I was posted off to Cirencester at 8:30am to get a Christmas tree this morning (we always have real) and return a standard lamp that my wife picked out that I knew wouldn’t look right in our sun room…..I paid in cash but the store had no cash that early in the morning so were reluctant to refund me in case I was using them to launder money.
The day culminated in me having a massive row with so-called “Customer Relations” department of Sky Satellite Television who are the most obstinate, ignorant outfit I have ever come across.
Tomorrow must be better…..
Lets Tour England – see why I like to carry on doing this job…..?