Some blogs I know

  • Freckles and Doubt
    Considering her mastery of narrative structure etc. (insert narrative structure here.....)
  • Trailer Park Refugee | just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight….
    Just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight...
  • Exile on Pain Street | Straddling the Hudson River. One foot in NYC, the other in suburban New Jersey.
    One man's story, etc.....
  • Fat Man on a Keyboard
    'At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy...'
  • New York Bike Blog
  • Belgian Waffle
    Prolific? Bien sur. Waffle? Not a bit of it. The best thing to come out of Belgium since Leffe Blonde, and that is saying something.
  • Non-working monkey
    'Why taking work seriously turns you into a cock', among other lifesavingly important career advice.
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • blue cat
    This blue cat fellow (he writes for the telly you know) issues forth an apparently effortless stream of grade-A funniness that has me overcome in turns by helpless laughter and shameful, powerful envy. There I've said it.
  • Joella
    Joella in Oxfordshire. Working for The Man while training to be a plumber (I think!). Loves gherkins, hates aubergines... and Fascists.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • Dubsteps (formerly Hobo Tread)
    Thoughts of Skif, a Havant and Waterlooville fan exiled in Liverpool- possibly the most engaging non-league football writing to be found on the web- and with a little bit of politics, and plenty more beside!
  • Tired Dad
    The Man Who Very Nearly Fell Asleep
  • troubled diva.
    Mike, the self-styled 'Fairy Godmother of British Blogging'. He got us all published in a book, you know...
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • The man who fell asleep; Sadness and ecstasy in unequal measures
    The book inspired by this veteran site (A Year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep) features the 'sarcastic polar bears of north London' among other oddities that the author manages somehow to render absolutely plausible.
  • Pete Ashton's Internet Presence
    Birmingham's finest. Writing with enviable clarity on every subject under the sun since 2000 (a very long time indeed!). Now with added nice pictures of canals and stuff...
  • Looby
    'An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber; a novice'....a venerated (if refreshingly irreverent) blogging institution. Lancaster's very finest!
  • RichardHerring.com
    The comedian Richard Herring's kind of online diary thing. Always worth a visit.

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April 03, 2007



You really shouldn't put yourself through it. I only cost a bowl of pasta and a cup of tea..


Hurray for Umar! A rare annd fine man. I think you should find out where he lives and send him a packet of Jammie Dodgers and maybe some Coop 99 tea.


A pleasurable and helpful call centre conversation recorded for posterity on an internet weblog? Surely some mistake? This has to be a first!

Sadly, blogged complaints about levels of customer service at PC World are not exactly a novelty...

Good to have you back among us!


Yes, I was wondering where you were. Hurrah for Umar. He's probably laughing about you in Punjabi though.


I certainly wouldn't blame Umar for laughing at me in any language known to man. And I have considered shipping some iconic British groceries across the Indian Ocean as a token of my undying gratitude- before deciding against it on account of Skipsey's rates being so much more competitive (and he does visits, as well). Still, it's the thought that counts, isn't it?

Coming soon (well, maybe, and only if the computer stays working for long enough...) a review of my recent enforced whistle-stop tour of the internet cafes of south Manchester. I bet you can all hardly wait..


God bless Umar.

Actually, if you worked in customer services and wanted to get rid of someone, getting them to unplug their phone would be an immensely cunning way of getting rid of them.


Hello and welcome Will... yes, that is one trick of the trade I've yet to try out...


working in customer services can be wonderful, the story of the old lady who was trying to get her new computer to work and my husband patiently over the phone explaining she had to move the mouse up the screen to the little... ah he soon figured out she was literally moving the mouse up and down the monitor..

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