Last week I had a meeting in a hotel (stop smirking at the back!) where we perched in Reception for a couple of hours to have an offline discussion and do a bit of recruiting. I don’t get to see my main client that often as both our jobs are fairly mobile, and she’s not my only client. Plus, well I often have important Tweets to send
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Well clearly not birth itself. Obviously. But this week on Ranty Friday something has got right on my wick. We heard that Nick Knowles and his lovely wife were expecting their first child together in August. Excellent news you might think. But not if you have read about in the press or seen “debates” on Twitter.
Not people boasting about stuff, that one-up-manship that men do in the pub but on Ranty Friday this week I am talking about something I read a lot: Estate Agents’ details. You know the ones I am talking about, don’t you? You don’t? Let me give you some examples:
“This property is in a residential location” — well no shit Sherlock. Where would it be? In the middle of an industrial estate?
Right before we go any further this rant is not about him, nor am I making any comment about him. So if you are thinking of suing me for libel you can forget it.
What am I talking about is my understanding of events this week. A case of sexual harrassment against him is dismissed due to lack of evidence. Now. Another thing to get straight here. This does not mean he is innocent and the women who made the claims are liars. I am not saying that at all. Four women made claims against him so I am not saying the harrassment didn’t happen. I am making no comment on that for fear of being sued. Only the parties involved know the truth. What I am talking about is the fact that the in the absence of evidence and a guilty verdict he is, well, not guilty. Whether we agree with that outcome or not right now it is a fact.
To date I have not had to blog about the same rant twice on Ranty Friday. I blog, I get it out of my system and I calm down again. Or whatever it was I was ranting about get resolved and that is the end of that.
Not this week though
Ranty Friday is back baby. Not with a bang but more with a grrrrrrr. It didn’t feel right that my first post of the year would be a Ranty Friday so I skipped last week.
And to be honest I didn’t have anything in mind until we went to B&Q at the weekend.
I am sorry that there is another Ranty Friday about drivers but, well, there you go. There is because there is something that I am raging about on a near daily basis at the moment. I do a 60 mile a day school run. Yep, 15 miles each way and at the moment that route includes three, yes three, sets of road works
Yep. Apparently so. If you are fat you cannot be either beautiful or successful.
Let me explain. I saw a good friend of mine this week as she came to my house straight from a meeting at school where she had been discussing one of her children with the Deputy Head. The above words actually came out of the Deputy Head’s mouth.
“well if you are fat you can’t be beautiful and nobody who is fat will ever be successful”.
From a Deputy Head of a school full of children.