I’m addicted to the computer game Fallout 3! So much so that I’ve had to force myself not to play it today, this struggle is almost, if not equal to, the withdrawal symptoms I suffered in giving up smoking recently.
Additionally I am also addicted to playing sudoku at work. I tear them out of the free London newspapers and spend hours filling small squares up with numbers. When I can’t figure out where the sodding numbers go I get really annoyed, so that when I do figure out where the sodding numbers go I call the game names like “little shit” and “cunt” in my head.
I go “I’ve got you now you little shit (OR) cunt! You’re done for!” as if the game has been ‘literally’ taunting me for some time. Then I realise I’m having a mental slanging match with a piece of paper and I feel pretty stupid and a little sad that my boredom has driven me totally mad.
Then I go home and instead of looking for a new job I play Fallout 3… I think coming clean about my addiction has solved all my procrastinating problems. I’m sure to get a new job now.
I’ve recently been having technical difficulties with my internet connection. For no reason what-so-ever I haven’t been able to open a web page despite being apparently told I’m online, even my housemate was baffled and he’s really rather good with computers. Then I turn it on this morning and it’s working?
My girlfriend said I could have used her Mac (I’m the only none Mac user in the house) but it’s not the same, you want to browse the internet in comfort, the kind of comfort you can only get from your very own personalised machine.
I feel strange when using someone else’s computer, like I’ve barged into their room and made myself at home and that at any minute I could just start rifling through their cabinets and hidey-holes for juicy tid bits about their private life.
I’m sure this connection won’t last, it’s very unreliable, I guess I’ll have to save up for a Mac book as they all seem to work with this router.
On Channel 4 a few nights back they ran a story about how everyone was outraged by politicians stealing our money so they could all buy condos or villas in France or something.
They were saying that the majority of the public would now not vote for any politician at all because they were all such bastards. I’ve heard people rant on like this before the public spending scandal and it still annoys the poo poo out of me.
If you think you’re being clever and trying to send a message to the politicians by not voting you’re technically right. Not voting tells them that no one cares and that they can just carry on fleecing the fuck out of us. This is a system that is flawed but it’s the only democratic one we have (don’t get me started on my confusion about how it’s down to the number of constituency votes a party gets. First Past and Post system) so lets learn how to use it. Hound the politicians, keep them afraid of us, ignoring them and doing nothing will change fuck all.
Not voting merely frees you from the burden of responsibility; you can sit around looking smug and superior while criticising the current government by saying things like “This is why I don’t vote”.
If you decided not to vote at all DON’T! Vote for one of the smaller parties, they are crap but that’s the whole point, it will send a clear message. It will tell the major parties that we demand a change and that sooner or later we’re going to get one.
DON’T vote for the BNP though! If they get into power it will take a fucking civil war to get rid of them.