The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


It Appears John Dodds Was Right …
January 20, 2012, 6:19 am
Filed under: Comment

… because today is my last day before I go on yet another holiday!

Yes, that’s right, more days off.

That means I’ll of had a grand total of one month off over the past 2 months.

But it’s not all down to laziness …

Sure I had my American adventure, but the rest are pretty much all national/office holidays thanks to the Christmas and New Year period – and the upcoming week is due to the magnificence of Chinese New Year [Year of the Dragon if you were wondering] – so it’s not like I’m some spoilt little bastard living the dream life.

Besides, if anyone has actually been in China during New Year, you’ll know the amount of fireworks makes it literally feel like you’re in a war zone.

It’s not just a few organised bangs here and there, it’s literally a constant roar of untamed explosives morning, noon and night.

And not just part of the night … I mean the whole fucking night.

My cat took about 3 months to recover from it last year and it’s all going to happen again so whilst it means I get another 10 days holiday, it also means I won’t get any sleep so I’ll come back more cranky and tired than when I left.

Does that make it sound any better?

No, I didn’t think so … let’s face it, a holiday is a holiday regardless of noise, disruption and discomfort so I guess I’ll just have to take your abuse, safe in the knowledge that underpinning all of your insults in envy, pure and simple. Ha!

[By the way, Leon – one of my lovely colleagues – has set up a little blog that looks at brands that are trying to leverage/exploit Chinese New Year, from the good to the bad and the WTF were they thinking … it’s well worth checking out]

Back on the 30th, but be rest assured I’ll be thinking of you in the meantime … working*.

Ha.

* Except Andy who really is living the life of a trust fund kid.


61 Comments so far
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does dan realise hes fucking paying for all this?

Comment by andy@cynic

he probably thinks its worth it compared to you actually spun some fucking work and fucking up his 30 year fucking reputation.

Comment by andy@cynic

bet the fuckers who hired you have been sacked though.

Comment by andy@cynic

Not sacked, but funnily enough 2 of the 3 have left.

Shiiiiiit!

Comment by Rob

and fuck you for the trust fund comment.

Comment by andy@cynic

and double fuck you for even trying to get sympathy for having another fucking holiday.

Comment by andy@cynic

youre not going to fucking visit are you? tell me youre not going to fucking visit.

everybody. quick. lock your doors, close your windows and for fucks sake turn the fucking lights off.

Comment by andy@cynic

Sounds like it would be Freddy Krueger who is coming.

Comment by toto

Get the spare room ready!

[The NYC one, there’s no way I’m going to Vancouver!]

Comment by Rob

like fuck i will. unless youre willing to cough up some of your/my cash.

Comment by andy@cynic

Robert, the link to your colleague’s blog doesn’t work.

Comment by toto

Pete…

Comment by niko

seems leon is now in some filthy chinese prison in the middle of fucking nowhere as a guest of those kind bastards from the chinese police station.

Comment by andy@cynic

this one works http://www.yearofthedragonshit.tumblr.com it’s shit, not shits in url

Comment by toto

Thank you for this Toto … I don’t know what happened so I’m updating the link now.

Comment by Rob

Seems Toto actually reads what Rob writes. Amazing.

Comment by Billy Whizz

and you only come here to see the new picture of the post, don’t you ?

Comment by toto

He probably does actually!

Comment by Rob

I read comments, not posts.

Comment by Billy Whizz

specifically my fucking comments.

Comment by andy@cynic

And he’s helping him out with links that work. Toto has just put Pete in second place. He won’t be happy but we won’t be able to tell.

Comment by Billy Whizz

or care

Comment by niko

what the fuck is he thinking?

Comment by andy@cynic

hipsters…

Comment by niko

His blog helps me a lot, so it’s the least i can do.

And you, who you were helping when you picked up dog’s shit ?

Comment by toto

nice attack toto,youre allowed back in to the fucked up fold.

Comment by andy@cynic

and to answer your question, he was helping me. to laugh myself fucking stupid at his twatness.

Comment by andy@cynic

If this is what you’re like when you’re working, what are you going to be like when you’ve retired?

Comment by DH

theyll be no fucking difference dave, no fucking difference at all.

Comment by andy@cynic

At last, an accuratel blogpost title.

Comment by John

Note I said ‘appears’ rather than ‘is’.

Comment by Rob

Which shows you still have much to learn.

Comment by John

That’s what everyone says.

Comment by Rob

And what can brands learn from that?

Comment by John

dont fucking listen to him.

Comment by andy@cynic

I can read this you know Andy!

Comment by Rob

of course i fucking do, why fucking else would i write it.

Comment by andy@cynic

Another holiday? Goodness Robert, how will you cope with the stress.

Comment by George

Bloody hell.

Comment by Marcus

Don’t blame me, blame the Chinese. I’m simply following local custom because I’m cultural respectful.

Ahem.

Ta-ra.

Comment by Rob

For God’s sake, I bet your office doesn’t bother with holiday booking processes, you just book the days you’re actually in
#flaneur

Comment by northern

I think you’ve just answered the timesheet problem that I posed yesterday.

Comment by Rob

and don’t ever tell Dodd he’s right.
He’s insufferable already

Comment by northern

however fucking annoyingly smug doddsy can be.
however fucking pedantic and condescending the bastard might appear.
he can never fucking ever be as sickening or fucking pain inducing as a fucking planner. or this blog. ever.

Comment by andy@cynic

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong was amazing. I have never seen anywhere so busy and full of noise and energy. I was staying in a hotel right by the park where a lot of the main celebrations are, plus Mong Kok is mental about now.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

doesnt the whole of hong fucking kong make up about one fucking ten trillionth of the number of bastards who live in shangfuckingshai? and still the poor bastards will hear campbells whining and queen records over all their fucking din.

Comment by andy@cynic

It doesn’t feel that way when you are shopping around New Year…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

CHUC MUNG NAM MOI!

Comment by toto

so campbell, does doing nothing on fucking holiday make you feel relaxed after doing fucking nothing at work? i take that back, you do more when youre on holiday, you have to walk up the steps to the business class fucking cabin.

Comment by andy@cynic

I hear you’ve had more ink. I knew I was a big inspiration and influencer on you Rob but could you stop because it’s fucking up my street cred.

Comment by Billy Whizz

your what?

Comment by John

street cred? what fucking street is that, the one with the chernobyl nuclear fuck up factory on it?

im guessing every one of those greasy heavy metal fucks that campbell likes are scrubbing their tatts with a cheese grater right fucking now. its bad enough the fucker likes their shit but trying to look like them is a step too fucking far for even those ugly, no bastard taste pricks.

Comment by andy@cynic

Is he still on holiday?

Comment by Marcus

He’s always on holiday

Comment by northern

I’m not on holiday thank you very much, I’m just busy … and no, that doesn’t mean spending my time on Amazon.com deciding what to buy.

Though I have just bought something mental.

Anyway, boring bollocks is back tomorrow so you can repent about your enquiry, at your lesiure.

Comment by Rob

Is it a K9 tea maker?

Comment by northern

Is it a personality?

Comment by John

Blimey

Comment by northern

ouch.

Comment by Marcus

apsotw ?

Comment by toto

On holiday or not, he never delivers on time

Comment by northern




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