One more quick rant…..

February 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm 1 comment

…. then I’m off for the weekend!

I know I shouldn’t talk about work, but this made me sooooo angry I had to vent, and I’m not going to name names. I’m working on a presentation for businesses about preparedness and one of the questions for consideration regarding climate change was whether or not air-conditioning systems could cope with prolonged periods of hot weather.

Ummmmmm…… Yes, really identified the nub of the problem there, haven’t we?

Not whether air-conditioning systems were necessary when most buildings have windows.

Not whether air-conditioning systems might be contributing to global warming.

Not whether working from home is better for your carbon footprint than working in an office.

Not whether having us all in air-conditioned boxes propping up the consumer economy might be unsustainable and bad for the planet.


Aaaaaaaaaargh. Think OUTSIDE the box, people!!! We do not live a vacuum!!!

And, having completed and probably exceeded my rant quota for the week (though I did talk about seeds as well), I am heading off to the Big Smoke for a reunion with gap year friends, bearing a vegetarian curry for my friend who has recently given up meat for environmental reasons and a plant for the friend whose floor we are crashing on (and who couldn’t face improvising an extra, vegetarian curry after only having just got back from holiday yesterday).

As of next week, I shall be a wage-slave again instead of a freelancer, for the duration of paying off my student loan and saving up for my five acres and cow (so until 2070 then!!) and though I’ll still be at home most of the time, I should probably at least give a respectful nod to normal working hours and not being on the internet the whole time, and so updates may get a tad less frequent. Boo, hiss, vive la revolution and all, but needs must…

At least I’ll be on PAYE and will no longer have to wrangle with the Tax Office….


Entry filed under: day job, empty corporate rhetoric.

Delia, love, what are you doing? Boring and conventional

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. kiwirach  |  February 24, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    thanks for visiting my blog….yours look great, i’ve saved it to my favs.

    race you to the 5 acres and a cow!.


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