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Tuesday 24 May 2005

Work Exorcisms / Exhorcisms [Am]

My place is going through a bit of an upheaval at the moment - shit with the business, shit with my particular business unit. Shit on the ceiling, shit on the floor, shit on the window, shit on the door. That sort of thing. It's all a bit stressful like.
As I sat in the office the other day I was casually trying to clean a CD that I had bought in from my chariot's in-car player because it was jumping when played while I brooded over the general situation. As I rubbed away the grime I was looking at the title of the CD writ large across the disc facing me and thinking "well maybe I ought to just stick it in a frame and stick it on the wall to give me some moral support when I'm coping with all this crap". The album? As voted recently the best album ever by a one-album band - Never Mind the Bollocks by the Sex Pistols.
Like number ten buses or words you never heard in your life before, of course as soon as you think about something, you tend to think / see / hear something similar pretty soon again. In this case it was a personal motto which I have now firmly adopted. I've added it to my summary words that I try to refer back to when trying to deal with people and projects and shit so I remember what we're trying to get done. To date they were "Balance" and "Rock and Roll" i.e. see the balance in everything and ffs don't lose sight of creativity and don't-give-a-fuck values in a conservative business. To this I have added a personal motto which starts off in a familiar vein but gets somewhere else;
"Lord - give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Give me the courage to change the things I can. And give me the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill they pissed me off so much.....".
Amen brothers.

1 comment:

  1. I bought Johnny Rotten a drink once at the Roxy Club mid 70's - What would you like Johnny I said? Anything but lager he said (didnt say please or anything).
    My how times have changed!
    My office mantras shorter than yours Am - to be chanted repeatedly with rest of your team..... "FUCK EM, FUCK EM, FUCK EM, etc