Thursday, 25 June 2009

A strange thing happened on the way to work

Don't worry, this isn't the start of some sort of stand-up gag.
In the past few years, I have slowed down as a driver. I do not bomb about the place, thrashing the nuts off the engine, anymore. I do occasionally put my toe down a bit, but only if I'm late for something, or if I'm on a long journey on a motorway (and that's because I want to get OFF the motorway as soon as possible).
I know certain people (well, a certain person!) will disagree with that statement, but it is true. For example, normally, when I drive to work, I actually stick to the speed limit. I do not see the need (especially now, with no chuffin' work) to get into the office as quickly as possible, and as the roads are quiet, I normally just enjoy the drive in. This morning however, I had a sudden urge to go really fast. I haven't had that feeling for ages, but it was so weird, about half way through the journey I just wanted to go very quickly. Now I don't want anyone to worry, I didn't spend the rest of the journey at 100mph, but when I could (when the road was empty, and I could see no other cars around etc. etc.) I did put my foot down, and it felt fantastic. I think it's because there are a couple of roads I go down that I am normally sat at 30mph (as its the limit) and just cruise along, but this morning lets say I was 'substantially' faster than that. It was good fun.

So, last day in the office today, and then off to Cornwall tomorrow afternoon. It's gonna be bliss. I just have to get through today with no work and nothing to do and being bored out of my mind again. *sigh*

Soundtrack of the day: "Asleep In The Back" by Elbow & "Five Leaves Left" by Nick Drake.

5 comments:

Miss Wills said...

I feel the need, the need for SPEED!!! :)

russ said...

I think that maybe psychologically your "need for speed" reflected your desire for the day to go quickly so you can get on your holiday as soon as possible (even tho getting to work quicked actually means you'll be sat at your desk for longer!)

Have a great time in Cornwall. Make sure you and G put suncream on your heads. You don't want people mistaking the both of you for a pair of buoys when you're in the water!

Simon said...

Yet another joke about my baldness! Nice! Its supposed to be a sign of virility you know...

Charlie Naseweis said...

Russ - oh, tee hee hee!

russ said...

"I'm here all week..."