Category Archives: Thoughts

Message Seen

I’ve noticed that a lot of people consider it quite rude to not reply to a message on Facebook or other social media. Either they’ll feel very bad if they don’t respond to somebody or they’ll worry that somebody is … Continue reading

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Do Meaner People Care More?

There’s a video going around social media that claims that the meaner somebody is to their friends, the more likely they are to care a lot about them. Or, at least, that’s how it’s always presented. When you actually watch … Continue reading

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Dominant Voice

Working in a call center, as I do currently, I take a large number of phone calls each day. Sometimes these customers have had experiences which have lead them to feeling stressed and disgruntled. As much as this kind of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2017

2017 has definitely been a year of change for me, and in most cases, this has been change for the worse. At the start of the year, I was doing very well as a freelance writer, I had lots of … Continue reading

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The Ideal Retirement

The way things are going, I don’t really know whether people of my age will ever really be able to properly retire in the future, but the subject of retirement is something that I’ve been thinking about recently. In part, … Continue reading

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How to Make Call Centre Work More Exciting

Recently I’ve been doing some part time work in a call centre. It’s not very exciting. It’s just taking a call, speaking to a customer, then taking another call and repeating the process for several hours. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Healthy Diets

Last week, I had dinner from a take away fast food restaurant twice. I wasn’t very happy about that, but I didn’t really have much choice. My work day, while only five hours long, ran from 2:30pm to 7:30pm with … Continue reading

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Being Offended

One argument I see quite often is the “Just because you’re offended, it doesn’t mean that you’re right!” Which is a true and fair point. Having said that, it should equally be remembered that just because you’re offensive, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fragmented Memories

I remember one evening, back in October 2011, when I went shopping with a friend of mine at the big Sainsbury’s in Bath. I bought two things: a particularly large jacket potato and an angel delight. It was quite cold … Continue reading

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Candles That Burn Twice as Bright

I remember once, as a young child, I was talking to my mother about school friends. She told me how she didn’t see hers anymore and that that was just something that happened as people became adults: they drifted away … Continue reading

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