Did I see the Comet?
No I didn’t and that makes me grumpy! I have a few more days to try and see it but if I don’t see it tonight on a crystal clear starlit night I probably won’t see it at all … never mind there is a better one due in the Autumn!
The main focus of my day was returning to the Job Centre to see my adviser and get my Travel Discount Card so I can use the BackonBoard fares on the buses. My appointment was late afternoon so I popped along to one of the supermarkets first and got some really good priced asparagus (77p!) which I love.
Slow meander back to the job centre saw me arrive about 10 minutes before my appointment. Then while I sat there the entire staff had a conference to discuss the guidance for issuing the travel card! Nothing like being prepared is there? I overheard snippets including “won’t be able to issue needs photographs” – I laughed – I had photographs with me.
Then we had ten minutes of dissecting the application form but we got there. Next Wet Lettuce had to makeup the photocard; he huffed and puffed because he had other things to do. But no my adviser couldn’t do that for him he had to make up the card no one else could. I was asked why I wanted the discount option … why do we pay people to ask us dumb questions? however apparently “so I can travel more often to network and actively seek work” got a tick!
While we waited for Wet Lettuce we caught up on job seeking and the wonderful (not) Universal Jobmatch. Wet Lettuce was chivvied along then adviser wanted to recheck the guidance. Then I had t sign some more boxes and eventually I got the travel discount card. In the end I said “look most of the drivers know me if I have any problems I will call the Operations Manager who also knows me” …. what is that saying about organising parties in a place that makes alcohol?
Anyway although I did see a gritter out in Forfar we are not actually forecast snow overnight and we had more delighted sheepherding folk obviously …
So short and sweet today and pretty sky pictures – have a great weekend.