It was all going so well, too

Today was going so well, too. And then:

  1. We went to Ikea and Argos out at Straiton. Bad mistake. I’m usually too holy-ed out on Sunday afternoon to go shopping, but we needed some bits and pieces for the Cellardyke house (we have guests going in there tomorrow). Never again! Never again on a Sunday, at least. There were … counts … yes, there were a hundred million billion people there. Someone even tooted at me in their car, when I was about to crash into them. I say ‘crash’ I was almost 10 feet away from them, driving in completely the opposite direction.
  2. I discovered that we appeared to have bought a disposable Flymo hedge trimmer. I say ‘disposable’, but what I really mean is RUBBISH! We’ve used it 3 times, and on the third time it broke. Today. The motor burned out, and the switch snapped. It’s not like we’ve been trimming Hampton Maze with it!
  3. England lost the first npower test (cricket) to Australia today. They lost their last five wickets for only 22 runs. That’s RUBBISH (part 2). (Remember, I’m half-English … but only when it comes to supporting cricket.)

Still, I’ve been to church today and so at least I know that the Lord Jesus still loves me. Even if shoppers at Ikea and Argos don’t; our Flymo hedge trimmer wants to frustrate me; and the England cricket team … sighs.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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