Bitch on the Blog

May 14, 2013

Operator

Filed under: Future — bitchontheblog @ 16:13
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Don’t cry for me: Most my ‘social’ life is conducted on the phone. A bit hard on a person as tactile as I am. Doesn’t matter where I am. I am always HERE.

No, I am not wheelchair bound. I am as fast on my feet as what’s his name, the messenger whinging it. What I am is – always somewhere else. Mainly abroad. To top it all my passport has run out. I told longest standing friend (think sandpit) that I am now a prisoner of this island courtesy to my country’s laws and their London embassy’s mills turning slowly. Though they will give me an emergency passport should someone close and across the sea die. Die. What sort of difference does that make to the dead? Prisoner on this island. What friend said – he is very dry: “”You have been a prisoner on those isles for a long time.”

Fact is, passport not withstanding: In theory I can go where I want. But where do I want to go? If there is one thing I hate it is choice paralysis. And choice paralysis has set in. We need reason in life. Definition. And sometimes we realize that we have too much of a good thing. And too little of the other.

U

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11 Comments »

  1. At least you can afford to go…if you so wished

    Comment by finlaygrayJohn — May 14, 2013 @ 16:23 | Reply

    • My dear John, money being the last taboo in our world I’ll let you into a secret I would be well advised to keep to myself:: I can’t afford anything – at the moment. My last luxury being toilet paper. The moment I run out of toilet paper or Tabasco sauce is the moment I know I am really poor. You know what: It’s why I detest people who tell us “to live in the moment”. Hell, no. I rather remember the good times and hope for a fortuitous future. So, please don’t send chocolate – an egg will do.

      Affectionately,
      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — May 14, 2013 @ 16:53 | Reply

  2. May be you should go and case out your betrothed.

    Comment by rummuser — May 16, 2013 @ 12:47 | Reply

  3. Choice paralysis–apt phrase. I was watching some documentaries on what makes people happy (they made me kind of happy, not not real happy). One of them talked of a study that found that people who had fewer choices were happier with what they had than with people who had multiple choices. I suppose one with many options tends to fret over whether they made the “best” choice. Those with only one choice have no such conundrum.

    So your current entrapment due to a sluggish bureaucracy may be a blessing–forced happiness with where you are. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — May 17, 2013 @ 13:59 | Reply

    • You know what I love about you, Lorna? You will bend the worst case scenario into something bearable.

      Mind you, having pondered on your “those with only one choice have no such conundrum” I am now in a spin. For reasons I dare not reveal even to myself. Because, surely, having ‘only’ ONE choice implies that there are still TWO options. Or does it?

      Then, of course, there is ‘NO choice’. Which is why I’d hate to go to prison.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — May 23, 2013 @ 08:57 | Reply

      • Well, I suppose when you have “only one choice” you could choose not to choose that choice, which is a choice, making it two. Does your head hurt? Mine does!

        Comment by Lorna's Voice — May 23, 2013 @ 16:25 | Reply

  4. Choice paralysis disappears in direct proportion to the quantity of alcohol consumed. No guarantees on the quality of choice however.

    Comment by Chuck McConvey — May 21, 2013 @ 10:21 | Reply

    • Yes, Chuck. Thanks for that. Brings a whole new meaning to ‘being paralytic’: Once you are in the gutter you have no choice but to stay there and look at the stars. Or the full moon. Or be ignored by fog.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — May 23, 2013 @ 09:05 | Reply

  5. The mill operates just as slowly over here, Ursula. I always picture an old man seated at a wooden desk piled high with thousands of passport applications. It’s two o’clock in the afternoon and he’s asleep. A loud bell rings when someone dies and he has to crank out an emergency passport. Otherwise, complete stillness. Meanwhile, their website is continually updated to make it appear as though something is actually happening.

    Have you ever identified a place you said you’d never want to visit? Maybe you should go there.

    Comment by bronxboy55 — June 1, 2013 @ 12:59 | Reply

  6. How do you mean too little of the other? πŸ™‚
    What Other are you talking about, well I might
    get the wrong idea with a statement like that,
    not that I have you understand but someone
    could πŸ™‚ lol Okay let’s book a trip somewhere,
    yes a virtual one, what else? πŸ˜‰ I fancy a trip
    to Mars, how about you? πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

    Comment by Gray Dawster — June 2, 2013 @ 13:31 | Reply


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