August 26th, 2008

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Holiday, the aftermath

And after two weeks of not working, I'm ... err .... at work again. Had a great time in Maastricht, had a magnificent time in Belfast with my gracious hosts _graywolf_ and ringtailed. Yes, holiday report and pictures will follow once I've tackled the mother of all laundries and the mother of all photo-sortings. I won't dump 600 pics onto you all :)

Highlights included: Zomeravonden festival, Mergelroute, Gaiapark Kerkrade, family BBQ, Shankill Road, Titanic quarter, Carrick-a-rede Ropebridge, Giant's Causeway, Bushmills distillery, pints of Harp and Ulster fry.

As much luck as I had with the trip TO Belfast, that much BAD luck I had with the trip FROM Belfast. Tough security check, even having to take off shoes and belt. Not enough money on me for a drink at the airport. Plane departed at the farthest gate from the shopping and waiting area. Packed plane. Plane landed on airstrip that was farthest from the terminal in Amsterdam (almost 15 minute 'drive' after landing!), arrival gate was genuinely the most remote of the entire Schiphol complex (15 minute walk from gate to baggage claim!), my bag was the LAST one to roll from the conveyor belt, vending machine at Schiphol ate my money but didn't give a drink in return. Luckily the train to Leiden and the taxi home were comfortable and on time. Oy vey. Monday was a full day in Zombie mode, so no groceries or washing, only playing Viva Pinata. It was all my brain could handle.

Feel a lot better today, so tonight I'ma gonna get me some work done. Wash, wash, wash, sort photo's, post photo's and with a little luck: write report.
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Vroom!

From: Rob
To: Car salesman
Time: 2:18 pm

Dear Salesman, you told me my new company car (Honda Civic Hybrid) would come in around the last week of September. Is that still so? In other words, may I expect the car to be fully ready and checked on October 1st?

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From: Car salesman
To: Rob
Time: 3:55 pm

Dear Rob, your car is confirmed for this week. I think we're right on schedule.

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From: Rob
To: Car salesman
Time: 4:04 pm

Dear Salesman, sorry for the confusion but do you mean 'this week' as in the current week we're living in, or did 'this week' point to the week I mentioned in my previous mail?

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From: Car salesman
To: Rob
Time: 4:42 pm

Dear Rob, guess what? It just rolled off the truck and is now parked up on the parking roof. Just the paperwork, the installation of the extra's and the final checkup to go. I'll let you know when the car is ready for pickup, probably somewhere next week.
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