Disclaimer – Sorry if you don’t like the word…..
This is a light hearted ranty post with a message …. to my neighbour!
The world has gone fucking nuts and yes sorry if you don’t like the words nuts, because you might see it a few times in this post! I am dedicating this particular episode to The Monday Peeve 27 because as Tom Cruise once said “I feel the need – the need for peeve!”
What a week! First off, although that’s second … perhaps l should have written “First off! What a week!” That then would have been first and not second, you know?
I have a few peeves this week … my mobile phone, my mobile phone provider, Corona virus, the fucking shape of the world, sorry if you don’t like the word ‘shape’, politicians, people, greedy basterds [yes that spelling], Corona the Virus, Corona the Taboo, Corona … noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo don’t mention that fucking word – again, sorry if you don’t like the use of the word, word – which could be difficult on account of the fact, that l am using countless words! I could use numbers if it is easier? Just let me know in the comments below please or for those who want to see numbers now …. mm, give me a moment..
10 21 19 20 12 5 20 13 5 11 14 15 23 9 14 20 8 5 3 15 13 13 5 14 20 19 2 5 12 15 23 16 12 5 1 19 5
Just let me know in the comments below please
Continuing with the peeves, feeling unwell, worrying about feeling unwell, concerned at feeling unwell, fucking Corona virus — oops if you don’t like the word Virus … tough luck! Fact of the matter is, it is only fucking Thursday – sorry if you don’t like the word Thursday – what to do?
But it’s only Thursday [just to tease you with it now!] and l have a plate filled with peeves and of them all – of the world filled with changes and uncertainty – which peeve gets to me the most?
Tree …. yeah l know, l have not mentioned tree before now, and now l mentioned in twice with no disclaimer attachment either! But tree, well … that is the main one .. l am peevey about the other stuff of course, but tree [four now], is the one that is bugging me immensely!
All of this week, feeling unwell, buggering about avoiding the depressing news on the dreaded global Panda! I have deliberately worked in my garden – we have had decent weather – although looking out at the day now, it’s a little depressing … it’s overcast! Rained overnight – but at least the Greenhouse is up … you know?
I have written mostly about the garden this week, because it’s practical, a distraction from all the shit going on around us …, l am not NOT feeling creative or social, l am of sorts, l am just eager to get out and get on with things of a more practical nature instead of thinking about the dreaded C word – always interpretation – all variations fit with the magical C – try it yourself – here’s an example … ready ? Look see ….. or sea either way, always interpretation …
………… sea or see gull works too! You could have hours of enjoyment with the C word or that Eff word – as in just Eff as in Eff or F!
But it’s just been easier to write about the G for Garden until l get a grip on this week and whether we will be fighting off hordes of the undead this time next week! Anything is possible considering how fast things are evolving!
By working outside in the sun, meant l didn’t think about being unwell, as well as l was able to attend to my garden requirements – bonus, win, win! Because let’s be honest, the world is a fucking mess at present … yes yes, yada yada sorry if you don’t like the word mess! But it is! Doesn’t matter how you look at it, the world is living inside a smashed Corona virus cup that was dropped on the planet from the moon and the pieces of that shattering are very far reaching! Even now, today,. this morning whilst Suze is out there battling the madness of the world, fighting off the living dead and lunatics with baseball bats called Lucille … oh hang on a moment, am l thinking of something else? Maybe, but if the cap fits, wear it!
Suze is out there looking for basic commodities [bread, milk and eggs] from a world, a town and what not that is basically shutting down and at the same time rationing food like there is no tomorrow … but if there IS NO Tomorrow does anyone really need fucking countless toilet rolls? Why are they being stockpiled, a runny bum isn’t part of the criteria – or is it? According to the Experts … you might experience runny bum!
But, l felt a small prick from that shattered cup which hit me the other day, and although l felt it enter ‘ooher missus’, l can’t seem to find the pointy bit that keeps scratching my itch or NOT!
I could tell you about all my other peeves, but l’ll not, not all, but l will tell you about the tree!
You see you’ll have heard me mention the tree before in these gardening posts – the sixty foot Beech that overshadows this garden here and has grown enormously in the time we have been here which is now July 16th 2016 which is what? 43/44 months or so now? I asked our ‘so called neighbourly neighbours’ seventeen days ago if they were thinking of trimming the branches this year and they then lied about it having a TPO – Tree Preservation Order which protects it.
Would have liked it trimmed because it has now effectively stolen 25% of the garden ‘a south facer’ and made that part a south shader! I was going to financially contribute and so too was our landlord. The neighbours wanted the tree cut, but instead of being nice about it – the she of the neighbourly side’ got arsy!
It travelled from being a friendly request to almost becoming feudal – after their initial lie they stopped speaking to us. Suze being Suze rang them both on Monday and offered her assistance if they needed it with the Corona scare and if they needed help or shopping, seeing as they are both later 70’s!
The ‘neighbour she’ was off with Suze from the start off and only calmed down when the help was offered, then suddenly out of the blue started to attack about me asking about the tree at the start of March. More lies followed, that there was no TPO, but there was this and that and the other all of which are false .. then started lying about our landlord and who owns the tree and how Suze puts up with these complainers is quite beyond me. Me, if l was started on would have just said “Shut up!!”, and put the phone down. But Suze is polite.
So the call ended Monday with it’s okay to trim the tree but that’s it … okay ‘result!’.
But then yesterday, the ‘she side to the neighbours’ whilst l was down here in the house and Suze and her Big Bro were 70 feet away, yes folks seventy feet away’ putting up the greenhouse suddenly goes all Great White and attacks Suze verbally with high voice and patronising and basically shouting her down about the fucking tree!
By the time l got up there, it was over … but it went from friendly to feudal just like that!! We were not to fell it!! Well who said anything about felling it? We were not to crown it!! Again l ask, who wanted to crown it? We wanted it trimmed by 15/25% tops.
I was going to go around and have it out … but Suze said no, she’s old. I let it go, but last night Suze was very upset by all of this and this morning she wanted to email her and apologise to the neighbour and l told her NO! It is Suze who is owed an apology not the other way around … Suze and her brother were putting up a greenhouse in our garden and not talking about the damn tree – when they were verbally attacked with out warning and as the result of no provocation!
I have said that l will leave it for today and await to see if there is an apology offered and if not, then they made it feudal and they shall be hearing from all of me tomorrow – old or not … they have blown the friendship apart over a tree that they wanted trimmed anyway?? Like WTF!?
So, l am somewhar vexed and peeved today and whilst there are hundreds of bloody things to be peeved with, it comes down to three things only … a bloody tree, no sun and overcast and my partner being shouted at by our neighbour which upset her and has really pissed me off! It might be stress, but at a time like this community is everything and keeping neighbourly paramount.
We shall see how this day pans out … but l am waiting for an apology for Suze!
Thanks for reading – Rory
Ps: Like there are more practical peeves to have …. these below are from Suze’s mad adventure outside shopping”
Left to right ….. Pasta and rice, tea and coffee and frozen fish and pizza! Suze was saying that the shop is 90% empty product wise, the back up warehousing is now empty. There were no tinned goods, well l am pretty sure everyone around the world knows this scene!