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Fencing Sculptor's Diary

The Ramblings of a Reluctant Civil Servant

Not Entirely According to Plan.....
me
fencingsculptor
Today is not going entirely according to plan.....

Plan A:
Clear a couple of urgent Simplification letters sort newly Linked out of office protocols ..... foxtrot oscar at or around 12 noon. Meet James and Elizabeth for a pre Christmas drink at 12:30 ....meet up with Sharon at 2 ish , go for a walk a wander and a long chat thereafter find a pub with a fire and a sofa ...continue chatting ...... retire to the Chinese resteraunt for evening meal exchange gifts and head off to our families for Christmas.

CURRENT STATUS: Scrapped


Plan B
Clear a couple of urgent Simplification letters sort newly Linked out of office protocols ..... foxtrot oscar When Management instruct...been made clear it won't be early. James has urgent meeting scheduled to end at 2:30 rendevous at Chadwick Street at 3pm for pre Christmas drink. Sharon will have to work now until 4:30 5:00pm (full day in the office on what is in effect the Civil Service's Christmas Eve) ...long chat in pub with fire scrapped....will rendevous at Chadwick Street and head to pub for 6:00pm.....ish. Then to the Chinese resteraunt for evening meal exchange gifts and head off to our families for Christmas.

CURRENT STATUS: Active

...but expecting to formulate plan C at any moment !

Why Am I Still here ?!!!!!
me
fencingsculptor
Something's very wrong…….

It's gone midday on the last day before Christmas and there is a distinct lack of senior managers wandering throughout the floor, packing their minions off home for the Christmas holidays……..with a hearty Ho Ho Ho

The good old days of the DPM bounding around the floor with his Santa Hat (and on one occasion a set of Kazakhstan Folk Dress robes and a wizard-like hat) telling us all to clear off home and have a happy Christmas are truly long gone….

They'd better send us home before 2:30 !!!!

I'm in danger of missing my 'beer o'clock' appointment at Chadwick Street rec centre, where I will now have to hang around until Sharon is released from The Government Actuary Department at about 5pm……

It's outrageous we should all simply be sent down the pub forthwith !!!!!

That'll be plan C then.....
me
fencingsculptor
We're not being let out early.....nice be told that in advance, I wouldn't have work through my narfing lunch hour...or come in early if I'd known.

I notice that 'Pretty Grade 7' and several of the Secretary of States 'pretend Civil Servant advisors' have all departed. Immediate chain of command is commenting how there's so few people around and how they'd really rather be anywhere else....so why the feck aren't we clearing off ?!!!

I wasn;'t in best frame of mind this morning and now whiny-arsed-hard-done-by Fencingsculptor has kicked in with a vengance...Tossers!

Plan C
Pi$$ away what's left of the afternoon mooching around online
CURRENT STATUS: Can't be arsed...end of.