Tuesday, October 26, 2004
I am slowly moving closer to defining exactly what i want in a job. Yesterday I added 'no long commutes' to the list. After taking over an hour to get to an interview (and arriving there half an hour late) I decided it's just not worth it. I did it before, but that was for games - a special case. Never again.
After giving it some more thought, it actually amazes me how many people are willing to commute. It seems so rediculous... every morning thousands of people haead from Joburg to work in pretoria, and just as many people head off from Pretoria to jobs in Joburg! Why not just swap jobs. Wouldn't that be interesting.. just reassign Joburg jobs to people living in Joburg, and Pretoria jobs to those living in Pretoria. The roads would be less congested, people would generally be happier, and there would be a whole lot more disposable cash floating around (instead of being wasted on fuel and vehicle maintenance). Aaaah, utopian dreams!
Monday, October 18, 2004
Natalie got very sick on her way down to Natal this weekend and now she's in hospital and I'm worrying myself sick about her! It's so strange for me. I'm used to being the one who is visited in hospital, not the one visiting! And I feel so helpless, it's terrible. I can't do anything about it.