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Rubbish Thursday

Posted on 2006/06/01 14:54:34 (June 2006).

[Thursday 1st June]
Today was an apallingly frustrating day at work - it was one of those days were absolutely nothing was going to work for me. Every bit of software I had any dealings with had entered into a conspiracy to make my working day frustrating to the point of sheer misery.

These things happen though I suppose, and after I finally left the office in the evening, I was determined to just try and forget about it. So I met up with Chie near one of the two stations closest to our flat. We went to the "standing up bar" as we seemed to have dubbed it. We've been a couple of times before, and it is quite nice. There is a very interesting range of international bottled beers, and the staff are also very nice. There's a woman who works there, who asks me every time I go in what country I am from, and always acts pleasantly surprised when I say England, and then tells me there is another guy who sometimes comes in from England. I am starting to wonder if this "other guy" is in fact me, and she sort of bizarrely keeps forgetting that I've been in before, if you see what I mean.

Anyway, that was a good bit of stress relief. After that we went to a Ramen place - the one that does the highly rare vegetarian ramen. That was nice as ever. We got back home about 10ish, and I spent what little remained of the evening relaxing as best I could, concious that I'd probably have an early start the next morning, in an attempt to make up for the rather unproductive day I'd had today.

Comment 1

What is Ramen?

Posted by kev at 2006/06/01 17:36:28.

Comment 2

Either the woman has troubles with her memory......... or you are a totally insignificant figure no-one ever seem to notice!

Posted by Sheri at 2006/06/01 19:46:41.

Comment 3

Can I refer you to the following?
It's the offical Ramen Home page!

Posted by Mum at 2006/06/01 21:47:19.

Comment 4

P.S. There is even a recipe on this website for a beer batter fried vegetarian ramen.

Posted by Mum at 2006/06/01 21:50:48.

Comment 5

Kev: noodles.

Posted by John at 2006/06/01 23:54:31.

Comment 6

What you need to do next time, John, is to ask the woman in the bar to send this other English chap your regards and then go back in an hour later and see if she gives you said regards... ;-)

Posted by Bryan Hollamby at 2006/06/02 02:37:38.

Comment 7

John, next time you visit, wear one of these

this will then really confuse them!

Posted by kev at 2006/06/03 23:32:15.

Comment 8

Coo! I want one !! :)) Though I don't want people to call me Mr Potato-Head... Again!!

Posted by Nigel at 2006/06/04 12:03:41.

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