I'm starting to think that something is up. But why would they even bother to send anyone to cases that they know don't exist? Even though it's only like £72 that they have to pay me, that's still £72.
If it's this common for cases to be cancelled and the law firm not contacting them (as they claim) why don't they just call the solicitors the day before to confirm that the case is going ahead? Something is very wrong about this whole operation.
Still, I was able to go there and get my umbrella that I accidentally left there last week. I asked a security guard if there's a lost property department and he called in the description of my umbrella to his headquarters and there was nothing. So I asked if I could check the court. He didn't quite understand why. "Maybe they didn't find it because I put it in a corner". So he somewhat reluctantly agreed to go up and unlock the courtroom and there it was!
It was just a piece of shit umbrella that I got as a Christmas gift from my sister a few years ago. I never used it until recently when my £50 fine German craftsmanship Knirps umbrella finally got a couple of small holes in it. I've been using that for maybe five years. This shit £10 American Christmas gift umbrella started leaking after the third or fourth time I used it. It just leaks from the centre. I get more wet using the umbrella when not using it.
That's the thing with shit Christmas gifts. You don't want them. Somebody gets you a piece of shit that you yourself wouldn't pay for. For instance, if I want an umbrella, I get a tiny collapsible Knirps umbrella for £50. It's expensive, yes, but it lasts for five years. I don't get a £10 umbrella that lasts for three or four rainshowers.
So speaking of shit Christmas gifts, my mother got me something this year. I used to beg her not to get me anything (to not avail) and then finally I convinced her to just send food, and then I stopped talking to her so the gifts stopped. Now that was awesome. But now she's possibly dying soon so I talked to her again and as a result she finds it fit to send me more shit.
This time it's a Black & Decker Dustbuster Flexi 18v.
"Wait a minute. Didn't your mother give you a vacuum a few years ago for Christmas?"
She did indeed. A Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. It's actually cool. It's the sort of vacuum I'd buy for myself. And I needed a vacuum. I recently started living on my own and hadn't vacuumed the place since I moved in over a year previously. So it was disgusting.
But the Roomba still works. I use it. It cleans fine. I would expect it still to be working since it cost like £200.
What do I need with this piece of shit then? £50 vacuum. £75 right now as Argos. £100 retail price.
It's just a waste of money. I'm not even going to take it out of the box. I'm going to put in Gumtree and take any offer. It's a hassle. I don't want to deal with random people from Gumtree who are looking for cheap vacuums. fuck this shit. I was given a giant pain in the ass job for Christmas.
I don't know why she doesn't get it. I told every god damn year that her gifts infuriate me and it's just more garbage that I have to move when I inevitably move house. Still keeps sending it.
Now, somebody tells me that the gifts I give are trash and make them angry, I stop sending gifts. No question. If it's somebody I like, I'd stop because it's clearly annoying them. If it's somebody I don't like, I'd stop because I'm just wasting my money and it's not worth annoying them.
When I visited years ago, she got my brother-in-law a vacuum. And before the gifts were opening, he was joking about crappy gifts and the example he gave was a vacuum. Then when he opened it, he had to apologise for the joke. But he's right. It's a shit gift. This guy lives in a mansion and makes a fortune as a corporate lawyer. Do you think that he's bought a vacuum already? And a nice one? He doesn't need a piece of shit.
My mother was telling me what she bought my neices this year. Selfie-sticks. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. She thought it was a great idea. I just left it alone. There's no reasoning with this person.
So what did I get her? Shit. But it's expendable shit. I got a £25 candle and a box of Scottish souvenier biscuits. No problem. She doesn't have to sell this stuff. If she likes it or not, it's just a matter of burning the candle and eating or throwing out the biscuits. It's also small so can just put it in a drawer.
I have this big ass piece of shit vacuum that I now have to sell on Gumtree and deal with the god damn hobos who are looking for vacuums on Gumtree. I might get £20 for this. I can't even throw it out. I'd have to pay for the council to take it away. Just total bullshit. Stop with the shit gifts, please.
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