I'm getting more and more fed up with this 'me, me, me' attitude. Not everyone, but I find myself saying quite a bit to store staff 'it's not my fault you work here' after asking for help or assistance and being met with a sullen look, a shrug or just staff walking off. I appreciate it's a busy time, they're underpaid and overworked, but if this is the case why aren't they reporting this to management and getting something done about it. When I've taken to SM to complain the response is 'let us know who it was and we'll get the manager to deal with it' My response is someone needs to look at the companies recruitment and complaints procedure and maybe look into why the management have such unhappy staff.
We have brilliant neighbours, they moved next door 6 years ago, but we only met them 2 years ago, when we reclaimed our house back from the tenants. Over the past 9 months they've cat sat for us while the dog went to Northern Ireland and this week they had the dog for 2 nights while we were away. Previously we've had house sitters so I could travel back and forth to Dubai.
345 Saturday. We did a food shop and was home by 10.30am, I wrote some more Christmas Postcards of Kindness, did the ironing, hoovered and baked a cake. Off out to the Three Counties Malvern Glow with friends for the evening. Son, DIL and Grandchild 1 arrived for the night while we were out, had their dinner and decorated the Christmas cake for me.
346 Sunday A lazy day, roast dinner, Christmas craft activities and an early night.
347 Monday Off to Monmouth to sort the flat. Repairs to the bathroom tiles and wall and a deep clean. Dropped off presents with a friend on the way home. Round to the neighbours to ask them if they would look after the dog for two nights, they jumped at the chance. So blessed to have such lovely neighbours. Another offered to walk Bob after walk also.
Friends Outdoor display.
348 Tuesday Dr's first thing for blood tests and my flu jab. Home to a zoom call (I hate these things) Flights and parking booked for tomorrow and neighbour came round to find out about looking after the dog. Washing done, dog washed and bathroom cleaned.
349 Wednesday Early morning start, car left at airport and we were collected by child 4 on arrival, back to their's for Peter to meet Freddie. They had hospital appointment in the afternoon so we walked to the local shops to buy food for tea which Peter made while I did some tidying. In the evening Peter and I took Freddie and their dog, Molly out for a walk to see the Christmas lights.
350 Thursday We baby sat Freddie for an hour whilst our DIL popped to see the Dr, then we took Molly for a walk to a local coffee shop with outdoor seating, whilst Freddie had a visit from the health visitor. In the evening the in laws came round and we had a Christmas dinner that our DIL cooked.
351 Friday Said our goodbyes after a morning of Freddie cuddles then our flight home, landed at 4.50pm, collected the car and home for wine and chips with friend/neighbours.