Yesterday was the wrap up of a pretty good week for me. Got some real satisfaction, closure, on several issues i'm dealing with at work.
Why the subject: London Transport Police?
Well I was stopped at Tower Hill for a bag search ... I'm 6" 1', white and generally harmless looking ;-) Not that by saying "i'm white" i expect some special treatment, but come on, let us be honest here. No whites have blown up buses and trains in the name of fundamentalism so far, not since the IRA where active a long long time ago. So, I could not for the life of me accept why they stopped me. Not as if i'm entering a concert, a festival, something where drink+hidden weapons could represent a danger. Instead I was getting ready to hit the tube to Victoria for my daily commute back home. I thought they would be stopping stereo-types that fit the mold of these nutters doing the bombings on the tube system. But obviously, they are seriously paranoid about anyone with a large bag going through the system, be they white, green or indigo. This is obviously a clear insight in to their current status of alertness regarding the bombings and how serious they are taking it. When I was released I did say good luck with your efforts and be safe. You have to feel sorry for these people working down there, never knowing if a loud boom is coming their way.
Anyways, my new music player has helped speed up my commute to and from work (no it doesn't fold space or teleport me around!). It helps me wind down, as I do the commute back in to the boondocks. Finished Homers Illiad and now on to his Oddyseus, but since getting this music player i've not felt like reading. So much on my plate at the moment the music relaxes me, and helps me process the days events and put other stuff in to perspective. All good stuff.
Work is hard and fast, yeh, just the way I like it. Lots of problems to deal with, problems are opportunities as they say ;-)
Craig Cerino blogged a good one, about if you enjoy things in life how you don't mind going that extra yard. As I don't have children yet, the most appealing thing about his words for me where his observation of how if you enjoy your work how easy it is to excel. I find that I give 110% as a matter of course. I've not had a job where I don't try to do more than is needed. But I know a lot of people that don't think that way. Not many people actually enjoy going that extra yard due to the effort it involves. I don't think people live a complete life unless they appreciate that life's trials and tribulations + effort = satisfaction and a contented mind.
Bing, another non-technical blog ;-)