Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm confused.

And, suddenly, it's four hours from Friday.

How on earth did that happen?

Last time I looked it was somewhere around Tuesday.

I have a question.

How come, when you're about seven, summer holidays last foooooooooorrrrrreeeeeeeeeevvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

As does maths class.

But when you're an adult (albeit in body, not necessarily mind) time seems to pass at the speed of light?

Unless you're trapped in a going-nowhere meeting or doing your tax?

I just can't seem to do the maths on that one.


Mwa said...

Yeah, and I hated being a kid and love being an adult. So it's doubly unfair. At least for those who loved being a child, there seems to be some justice in having it this way around.

laughykate said...

I love being an adult (but being a kid was quite fun as well). However love it that I no longer get in trouble - but my nephew and nieces do.

laughykate said...
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laughykate said...

The deleted comment was just me pushing the button twice.

I am a fool.

SaS said...

Hasn't Lost taught you anything? You only push the button once!

laughykate said...

Of COURSE! What was I thinking ?

Phil said...

I reckon it's because - when you're a kid you measure everything in milestones and anticipate each one with an 'are we there yet?' mind set: birthdays, Easter, Christmas, School hols, Guy Fawkes, etc.

As we get older it's just lost all that novelty.

But yes oddly - doing my gst and tax returns creates a yawning chasm in the time/space continuum.

laughykate said...

GST and tax does appear to have a super power - it can make time stand still.

Sp8y said...

And then see what happens to the space-time continuum when you try to register as an employer. Simultaneously dealing with the Department of Labour and the Inland Revenue Department. I don't know whether time is standing still, spinning to equidistant points of the universe or streaming into a black hole.


laughykate said...

Oh Sp8y, just contemplating trying to talk to people at the Department of Labour AND Inland Revenue makes me want to have a cup of tea and a lie down. 'If you would actually like to talk to someone from the Department of Labour, push one ,if you're just bored and filing in time, press two'.......etc etc until such time that you're waiting for the 'if you would like to get the gun, press forty-four'...

Maths class has nothing on that.

Holemaster said...

"Are we there yet?"

"Yes but 'there' is big so we're only on the outside of it"

"Are we it yet?"