Thursday, 12 September 2013

The odd, the mad and the ranty

It's been one of those weeks. Huge swathes of wildlife-lacking normalness and then a mad half hour of Mother Nature at her most bizarre.

Would we have it any other way? Probably not.

Yesterday, at work, there was a sudden flurry of interest in the office entrance. A huddle of my colleagues were staring through the glass door at the large creature apparently gazing back at them.

When some sort of sense kicked in, we rationalised that it was likely trying to scare its reflection into backing down. Which will always be unsuccessful, n'est-ce pas?


Then today, we discovered that, during the night, the department had been overrun by a veritable plague of toadlets. OK, so it wasn't of biblical proportions (there's been a global recession, after all), but we had to re-home up to a dozen of the cutesy wee things.


At least, I think they're young toads rather than frogs, but they were a bit dessicated after their nocturnal wanderings around the dry and dusty corners of Chez Travail, which made identifying them somewhat trickier. Please feel free to correct any faux pas on my part.

Why am I dropping in French phrases everywhere? Not a clue, but it has been a bizarre week.

In other news, I've come to the end of my tether with estate agents. Having chosen the firm we wished to represent us in the housing market, I wasn't expecting to be besieged by another five companies touting for unsolicited business. But sure enough, letters and business cards wafted through our letter box like confetti.

And scribbling "Please call me, urgent" on a business card isn't going to work, not the first time, not the SECOND time, not ever.

Ah, the joys...

6 comments:

uphilldowndale said...

I've come across such peacock posing in the past.
http://uphilldowndale.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/proud-as-a-peacock/

good luck with the world of estate agents...

Imperfect and Tense said...

My colleagues were mentally ticking off recipes, I suspect!

Re EA, a reluctant necessity.

Martin said...

Unless they wish to undercut each other on the cost of their fees, I would also be frustrated by the agents.

Imperfect and Tense said...

It's just flippin' galling. Like I hadn't considered using their particular agency? Had a further 2 new approaches since, plus the usual lot all over again. Unbelievable!

lyrical lady said...

We moved from our last house because we were being plagued by peacocks....seriously! Very lovely birds, but NOT when they hoot down the chimney stack at 3.30 in the morning. Good luck with the plaguein' agents, and with the move :)

Imperfect and Tense said...

Whoa! That's a good reason to move home!

Just trying to recall if there's an estate agent firm by the name of Peacock's?!