Monday, November 09, 2009

Not happy Jan!

Every now and again an advert will strike such a chord with the public that they become part of the national language. For Aussies, one example of this is the phrase 'not happy Jan'.

This phrase has been around for many years. As far as I understand, the ad first appeared on TV while I was living overseas, but it is replayed every couple of years and is still amusing.

The phrase pretty much describes me today! I had to ring up this morning to find out whether the police were coming out. They were too busy to come out yesterday afternoon, and I had to decide whether to go to work or not. Then the locksmith could come today, but the glazier probably couldn't, so he is now coming at 8am tomorrow, which means that I will have to go into work late.

I am having issues getting my heater and air conditioner to work properly so I ended up having an argument with the person on the phone at the company that installed it for me, as he kept on telling me to press buttons that I didn't have. Have to wait for them to call me back on that one but I am not holding my breath. Later in the day I had a power problem which took a while to be resolved, and then I went to Centrelink (our version of social security) to do some things and ended up being told to go home and do them on the internet.

To top it all off, I rang one tradesman to give me a quote to get the roller door on my garage fixed. A while ago it got damaged (I may know how, but I am not telling!) but my friendly visitors pushed the door in more to get into the garage. I rang this morning and they said they couldn't come out for a couple of days which was disappointing given that I was home today, but understandable. Then they rang and said that they could come today, so I agreed that about 7pm would be fine. At 8pm I rang and asked if they were coming, and I got told that they were 10 minutes away. It is now 9.30pm, and there is no sign of them. Guess that means that they don't need my business!

The good news of the day is that the police managed to get 8 sets of clean prints, so hopefully there will be something there, the locks are all fixed, and during my electrical problem I got a little bit of reading done!


  1. Sorry to hear about all the trouble you've been having lately, Marg. =( I'm sure you don't need it. I hope they catch the culprits.

  2. So sorry that fixing your troubles seems to have created more troubles and unnecessary stress. I sure hope this week gets better for you!

  3. Oh gee, I'm so sorry you're having all these problems. I hope everything gets resolved cleanly soon!

  4. oh sweetie! I'm so sorry for your recent troubles. Breath deep and think good thoughts. {hugs}

  5. Sorry to hear about all of the problems you have been experiencing lately. I hope things will settle down to a nice, boring "normal" soon!

  6. Sounds like you're experiencing a terrible case of Murphy's Law!

    Sorry to hear that you're dealing with all of these irritating happenings! You're the last person I know who would deserve to have all of that added stress in your life! Hope you get everything worked out. In with the good, out with the bad! ::hugs from across the globe!::

  7. I am sorry you are having such a frustrating day. It sounds as though everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong. I hope things get better for you soon,

  8. Hope the police are able to find the culprits... I'm so sympathetic to your workmen woes. We just found out we need to replace our whole heat & a/c unit. Blerg!

  9. This is the craziest saga I've heard in awhile. Do you have the most awesome big screen tv ever or something? Are they partying with their little burglar buddies? Why would they keep coming in, eat and drink there, but not take anything?



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