I hate when things get like this! I feel awful, I don’t know if it’s because I’m sad and angry or if I’m getting sick or I just have a one off headache. Perhaps I have all three – that would really suck the puss!
“Sucks the puss” is something my old friend Sally Duckworth used to say when we were in about year 9 at school. Lately it just pops into my head when things are crap. Like this week at work I’ve repeated this stupid test three times and don’t know the results for sure. My mp3 player is crap! When I first bought it there was something wrong in the firmware and the controls would freeze up and the only solution was to take out the battery. So they replaced it because it was within a week. I later found the same problem but fixed it by updating the firmware. Now the earphone socket connections are bad so if you bump the earphone jack at all while the thing is playing the sound goes all wrong and sometimes you don’t get sound at all. Really convenient if it’s in my pocket – walking requires a certain level of movement – including inside my pocket. Along with the earphone thing, the stupid little machine turns itself off at random – I know it’s not me doing it accidentally because the key lock is on. I want my money back!
Possibly the worst bit is that I had a conversation with some other Christians at work. It was a good conversation in itself about the Spirit and other things. I don’t have a strong opinion about some things because I don’t know much about them but there are some things that I do and once again it has become evident that things I take for granted as true from the bible, other people think differently about. I hate that we look at the bible and see different things. How can I know the truth when everyone has a different version? There are many things I’m willing to take on faith and accept that I can’t fully understand (eg the trinity and predestination) but even those things are different in other peoples’ minds.
I thought that finding Reese’s Cups down in the hospital cafeteria would make my day. However as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter, I’m disappointed – they are not as good as chocolate spiders (chocolate, peanut butter and crunchy fried noodles). Plus I still have that headache. At least I might get to go home soon and I can sleep on the train.