Sometimes I think I overdo negativity. Although I just love playing with grammatical negatives; double and triple if I’m feeling flighty, I really should temper my non-affirmative relish and write about positive things from time to time. So let’s see if I can manage this sanguine appraoch.

Right? Where do I start? Well, I suppose I should be extremely positive and happy about the fact that my heart is still beating and my breathing is regular. I would love to say the sun is shining too, but it’s raining cats and dogs as I write this. So where I would normally say something negative about this depressing meteorological state, I should instead say what a wonderful effect all this rain is having on farms and water storage. But I won’t because it sounds plain boring.

Getting soaking wet while walking my dog and having our apartment smelling like a damp dog for days really gets on my wick. And why on earth did the stupid architect who designed our building think that marble paths and surrounds was a great idea? Did he not think that it rains and snows in Switzerland – on a dismally frequent basis I might add – and that marble tends to get dangerously slippery when even a little wet. Did he have some weird premonition in 1970 about global warming and think Switzerland would be a sandy desert by the time construction was finished?

While on the subject of water, our kitchen tap is leaking badly and noisily right now. I have diagnosed that it needs a new washer quite urgently, but I must resist using my acute plumbing skills as the landlord insists that all plumbing is done by a licensed plumber. Something to do with negating the threat of flooding the 13 floors below us. Yes, silly I know. Anyway, we’re still waiting for the plumber of course, and the continual drip, drip, drip is driving me crazy. In fact it’s starting to put me in a really bad mood. Oh stuff positivity.

The plumber won’t arrive for days, I won’t sleep well and I can’t believe I am not allowed to fix this silly little problem myself. Ooops. I don’t think this positivity thing is working.

Seems I don’t know nothing about no positivity.

I Will Be Positive
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4 thoughts on “I Will Be Positive

  • 06/08/2011 at 4:13 pm

    Sigh – Remember the days when you and I lived under the Southern Cross where men fixed everything from tap washers to re-roofing your home?

    Unfortunately for the both of us Derek we now live in the north, where you have to sit an examination to change the bloody dunny roll!

    Oh well, enough griping.


    • 06/08/2011 at 4:24 pm

      Just had the experience Jack. A simple dripping tap that needed a new washer. No, no, I wasn’t permitted to change it. Had to be a licensed plumber! Just waiting for the bill now. :(

  • 06/08/2011 at 10:20 pm

    Ummm… well you STARTED well… :D

    Didn’t know you lived in Switzerland! The views must be lovely. :) Maybe you could go that route next time you feel like trying the positive approach… :D

    • 06/08/2011 at 10:59 pm

      I can see Mont Blanc across the lake on a clear day Ruth. Then my negativity disappears completely :)

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