Sunday, December 18, 2016




"You can afford it."


The ONLY person who should ever say that to you is your accountant and then only if you've specifically asked.


It infuriates me when I comment that a restaurant or a piece of clothing is expensive and someone tells me that I can afford it.  How the hell would they know and what business of theirs is it anyway?


How I choose to spend my money and what I choose to consider expensive is up to me and no one else.


The fact that paying for something is not going to mean I go without groceries does not mean that a restaurant does not have prices higher than I wish to pay or that an article of clothing is to me worth the price asked for it.


I often think friends are spending money very foolishly.   Maybe you need to have been really short of cash at least during one period in your life to appreciate having enough now and not want to waste it.


I also don't like to eat in very expensive restaurants or shop in very expensive clothing stores because I don't like to do anything that encourages them to continue to exist.   There is such inequality in the world and I don't want to be one of the people who consumes unnecessarily or excessively.



Saturday, December 17, 2016




Interesting how,


"I don't deserve the friends I have,"


has two totally different meanings.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016




"A world into which he increasingly did not fit".


That's a quote from someone but I can't remember whom and I got no hits when I searched on Google.  


Anyway, that's how I find myself feeling a lot lately.


Particularly after dealing with people.


Part of getting old I guess.



Sunday, December 4, 2016




Oh these people who pretend to be so so "nice" and yet use the "pretending not to hear" technique to get their own way and go ahead and do exactly what they want, when they want, how they want and to hell with everyone else.

And most of us, in order to keep the peace, let them get away with it.

Are they that conceited that they think that no one notices?

Can they conceivably not know that they are doing it?   Can anyone really be that self-involved?

Or are they so contemptuous of the people around them that they just do not care as long as they are getting their way?

And to top it off they expect to be treated as though they're wonderful people.








Friday, December 2, 2016




The neighbours around me in this building have been really annoying lately.   There just seem to constantly be clunks and bangs - daytime, evening, late evening, early morning (5:30 or even earlier) - it's like they just don't get it that they live in a condo building and not a detached house.


I've written before about all the places I've tried to live, all the moves I've made trying to find a bit of peace and quiet, and how now I just don't know where I can possibly move to find that.


I've been feeling lately that I just don't want to live anywhere.  I'm not saying that I'm prepared to go and live on the street but I can understand why someone would want to just live in hotel rooms where you can demand to be moved if there's noise or move to another building.  Terribly expensive of course and certainly beyond my budget.   And anytime I've stayed in hotel it hasn't actually been quiet.


White noise machines,  white noise computer aps,  music, TV, fans running, ear plugs, headphones.
Still no peace.


I just get so tired.