Despite feeling like shit I managed to drag myself out of bed this morning and walked to the address the agency gave me for the day job I was going to be starting today. I was to meet someone there and they would then take me to another place where I would be working.
I got to the address 30 minutes before I was supposed to and waited outside the block of flats feeling rather pleased about the first impression I was going to make on them.
I ended up standing outside that block of flats for over an hour and only one person showed up – the police.
They wanted to know why I was standing on a street corner in Hackney at 7:45am on a Monday morning. I was able to show them the email I had from the agency confirming the start of the job and the address and they were happy to allow me to stay where I was and went on their way.
I decided I had waited long enough and walked home, as I went through the front door the agency phoned me to demand to know what had happened as the bloke was waiting for me. It turns out that the agency had given me the wrong address, yet she was making it out like it was my fault.
I told her I was no longer interested in the job and put the phone down.
I think it is too much for me anyway – 8am-3pm and then rush home to feed and walk the dog before travelling to start my 5pm-9pm shift in Enfield.
It wasn’t a completely wasted day though.
I weighed myself today, for the first time in a few weeks, and was delighted to discover that not only have I gone below the 180lbs mark, but I am now weighing in at 175lbs. This is the weight I was at before I injured my back and had to take a year off of running.
My BMI is now listed as ‘healthy’.
On my way home from work tonight I found a book case at Enfield Town train station offering free books, CDs and DVDs and in return you put your unwanted ones in their place. There wasn’t much left by 9:20pm, but I found a book by Julian Clary (Devil In Disguise). I thought it might be his autobiography, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a novel he had written.
I’m looking forward to tucking into it at some point and hope it is as funny as he is.