Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year, New Hope

Hello all

Happy New Year to everyone. I am sincerely hoping that this year turns out better than the last. I'm not sure I can endure the same level of antagonism and unsettling events. Some people (especially Dolores) reckon that my optimism is a sign that I am unprepared for the rigours of modern life. Maybe, but try as I might, I just can't become cynical about the world, even though I seem to upset the balance of things more often than I would like. The pending court case (my alleged assault on my former childhood nemesis, Toby Hancock-Jones whilst on holiday in Kings Lynn) has sobered me up a bit, as I'm really not sure which way things are going to go. I've been advised that a custodial sentence is a possibility. Not something I relish in the slightest. Can you imagine me in prison? I can't.

Denise handed in her notice yesterday. She's done this a few times before, citing a need to 'broaden her horizon'. Each time I question how resigning from a steady job with good rate of pay and undemanding workload could be better than entering a hostile labour market, and she goes away to think about things. I expect her to ask for her job back in the next day or two.

I realise as I write this that I have never completed the story of my flight to the forest. This is not entirely due to forgetfulness. You see, when I started writing this blog, I swore to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. The final installment of my temporary absence from civilisation contains events and dialogue that are potentially, er, incriminating. If I am to blog the truth of what happened, I must first make safeguards that my concerns are ill founded.

Oh dear, I do sense, in a purely rational analysis of the extant circumstances, and without a hint of unreasonable pessimism, that this year is becoming somewhat unsettling already.



Micky said...

Yippee ! More of 2006 in 2007.


Gorilla Bananas said...

Get a good barrister and plead self-defence.

hazellove said...

Get a good bannister and build a BIG fence.

This is all more than a little worrying J McC. It is a good job that you are unable to attend the inaugural OAMC as I shudder to think of your lack of safety once in the great metropolis. Having said that, you're probably safer in Londres Town than you are in the woods.

In the meantime, I'm sure Denise will make whichever right decision she needs to make.

Happy new year to you, Dolores, X&Y, the unknown(x) and all the staff at the CIfP love hazel x

Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

Micky - er, I'm not sure I agree. I just want a quiet life, really

GB - My lawyer says that I don't have much of a defence

Hazel - I presume you mean barrister. I am worried, increasingly so as the days tick by, that I may be forced to blog from a cell at her Majesty's pleasure. Denise has not yet returned. I am somewhat concerned.
Happy New year to you too!