Sunday: Steak, budgeting and a lack of hot water.

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST

As you’re no doubt aware if you’ve been reading this blog longer than 10 minutes, I dislike Sundays. For me they’re little more than a waiting room for the transit between the weekend and work. Today I’m not doing much, as is usual for a Sunday. 

My only real task today is cooking steak, a labour of love. I’m having a steak and cheese baguette for dinner. Other than that I have trousers, shirts, ties etc to launder and iron. I’ve sat down and budgeted, I should be left with a nice figure at the end of the month even after I’ve purchased everything I need.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if I keep hitting such figures I’m going to require an accountant. Now I can’t wait until my actual paydays. It’s nice knowing where all my money is going and what will be left but I have yet to receive it. It’s the final week before payday and I’m just waiting.

Other than that I’m cleaning my space. I gave in and purchased a fan which I’m not sure was a great investment because of the temperamental nature of English weather. Last night it felt like money well spent. The worst part of today is the fact I don’t have hot water.

It being summer you wouldn’t think that a problem but the cold is ice cold, colder than my drinking water. Almost impossible to shower under without dancing and making a series of noises to the amusement of everyone else here. Boil the kettle and towel wash it is…

My problem after all this is that there is very little to do here and even less company. Unfortunately I can’t have anyone over right now or I’d invite my favourite woman here for steak, wine and a good time.

I should start preparing the steak.
-Misanthropist.

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Haircuts.

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST

I don’t usually write posts about this sort of thing but lately I’ve heard many people I know complain that a hairdresser has messed up and they’ve had to get it corrected, even my close friend had the same issue a  few months back. I’ve never had this problem. I’ve come to conclusion that I am lucky to have had the same hairdresser for 11 or so years now.

She originally worked in a salon that my mother used, eventually that shut down as businesses do and she continued her work alone. For what I’m paying I’m getting amazing value, she sees men’s haircuts as easy and doesn’t charge much for them. The difference between going to herself and a barber is that I can show her three styles and she’ll tell me best fit.

I always end up with a great job and in 11 years I’ve neither had nor heard a complaint about her. For her skill level you’re not paying near as much as in a salon or barber. The only shave I’ve had better was in Brazil with a straight razor. My advice to these people is simple. Find a good hairdresser and stick with them, ask their input instead of simply telling them to do something.

If you do this and your hairdresser is worth their salt you’ll never be disappointed and as a regular customer, like anywhere, there are benefits. If you’re not lucky as I am and don’t have a private hairdresser then I would as a rule say: 

Don’t be afraid to travel and don’t be afraid to pay a little more.

Some things in life can’t be skimped on, your hair is one of them. Sure you may be lucky enough to find a place with great value but there’s some security into going to an establishment where everyone who touches your hair is going to be highly qualified.

I’m not the kind of person to really care about this sort of thing but suddenly, mainly due to work my image has become important. I’ve had to pay more attention to it than I’d like. It seems to pay off because I’ve had a lot of people comment on it. I think I’ve repeated the contents of this post to about four different people this month. 

-Misanthropist.

Office lunch.

Posted in Business, Misanthropy, Work with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST


Recently someone close to me had a problem with her co-workers, she works in the event industry. And an event was what reminded her that these are her colleagues and not her friends. I’d still consider myself a misanthrope even after becoming a more social animal.

Recent events have reminded me the same, that these are co-workers and not my friends. I enjoy working with them and like them but our relationship is strictly professional. I’ll go out for a meal with them but that’s as far as it will go.

We sit around a glass table to eat, relaxing on the office chairs and  sofa talking. Or we go out to eat, the boss has purchased my lunch quite a bit which is nice of her but again this likely stems from the fact that I’m making money. 

We’ve worked together previously but I doubt that counts for much. I knew the other for around five years if we exclude the times when our paths deviated. There’s one less at the glass table now and that opens opportunities.

It still feels like a shark tank at times. There is a level of pressure with deadlines, investigation and obviously paying the rent but it’s an interesting environment. I think I realised that it was what I wanted to do when I instantly stepped back into the shark tank and acclimatised to it. 

The other thing is that I can potentially have a second job should I want it. The sales manager position is still in my name. I’ve told my old boss we would discuss revisions if applicable when he returns from South America. A place I’d like to be. If the price is right I wouldn’t mind working there on weekends. I’ll see how it goes but I’m not sure I need it. 

As we sit around the table, eating and laughing, discussing whatever. I remember I am still at work. Also that I can’t afford to be neutral on a moving train. I quite enjoy working as part of a team, small team but I will never mistake my employer or my co-worker as a friend.

-Misanthropist.

Wealth and opportunity as a get out of jail free card.

Posted in Legal, Misanthropy, People with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST


As I get older I notice there’s a great disparity in British society, it’s always been quite evident. It doesn’t even annoy me it’s just something that is a part of life not just here but everywhere. Then there are some instances that are almost a smack in the face to you. 

I remember during the riots in London that young man who stole a bag of rice from a Tesco by walking in the door. He committed a crime though I hardly believe a bag of rice is something the courts should involve themselves in. I’m quite sure he served time where a fine would be appropriate. Now the judges daughter who stole a large amount from a sports store did no time whatsoever. The amount would warrant the courts involvement. Also the damage to the building.

Then I read about this student from a wealthy family who has a history of drug abuse, and a history of violence. She has aspirations of becoming a heart surgeon. So stabbing someone is okay. Apparently it would detrimental for her to go to prison. You know what I’d be called in that situation, a dangerous and violent drug addict.

To clear the record I have nothing against wealthy people. I’ve loved one and her intelligence and poise was refreshing. She also maintained a down to earth attitude despite being slightly odd. I’ve seen how you live and I’m sure either yourself of someone in your family earned it. What I am against however is when your wealth and the opportunity provided to you allows you to escape punishment.

The reality that these people live in is far removed from our own, there is a desparity in their treatment by the law which is supposed to be blind. I agree leniency is appropriate in some cases but not when you’ve stabbed someone in the leg. No amount of wealth should allow you to escape an offence such as this.

What message does that send? 

-Misanthropist

The General Election.

Posted in Politics with tags , , on May 21, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST


Now I was anti Brexit and I always will be. I feel that we’ve basically shot ourselves in the foot. Brexit is over now, a mistake to be undone in the future if possible. What we have on our hands now is a General Election. I hope everyone reading this goes and votes, informs themselves and makes whatever they feel is the best choice for themselves. 

In my case I am undecided all I know is this our chance to get rid of Theresa May for good and a Conservative government under her. I’m by no means a fan of the Conservative party but at least Cameron had competency. I read many headlines about a future under May. One that what freedom we are reasonably give is slowly eroded further than it has already been. Either that or I’m angry about the porn. 


I’m concerned that the snoopers charter was passed into law. I read that the government want to block anything they deem damaging. I’m concerned about the language used it is very broad and in law broad language allows for abuse. I cannot see why any working class person would vote Conservative. Even still a Conservative government with May at the helm.

To me a vote outside of the main parties, in our current climate, would be a wasted one. It’s either going to be Labour or Liberal Democrats. The only two parties that I believe have the ability to fix this mess or make the best of it. I’m hesitant to trust the Lib Dems and won’t be won over by legal cannabis. I must say I’m still happy they’re not voting Tory.

Of course my NHS is something I want to keep. It is not perfect by any means but deserves more love and we need to spend some more money on her. The alternative is basically unthinkable for many families on the breadline and would be damaging across the board. 


I’m not even much of a fan of England, it’s made acceptable for me by being busy, earning money having that beautiful European woman in my life. She’d likely be in London right now with me if not for the clusterfuck caused by the Brexit. So yeah I’m slightly salty. Even still I don’t see a bright future for anyone who isn’t already in the sunshine under the Conservatives.

I urge you all to vote. This is your chance to get rid of an incompetent prime minster, who is poised to erode what little freedom you maintain in this country. Who is afraid to face the British public let alone take a question. Just read up on her if you’re not from England. You’ll see why this is important to me. She is and always was a poor fit to be a leader. She was never elected as one either.

To the UK residents reading this, she basically couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery. However you vote use it wisely. Don’t let Her win. 

-Misanthropist.

Velocity.

Posted in Legal, Misanthropy, People, Relationships, Work with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST


Well a lot has changed since I last wrote anything here, that is primarily the reason for my absence. Much has changed. I am back in work, within law and quite enjoying doing so. There’s also a good chance for progression and as of recently I’ve decided law is what I want to go into at any level. 

I’m not too worried about money now as I have enough to live comfortably for myself. Women, there are some amazing ones in my life and I feel that I cannot complain about much. I’m better off than I was the last time I wrote anything. I have a few plans for what I’m going to do next. What woman I want and much more. 

I still dislike Sundays even a nice one like this has been. I’ve sat in the sun. Had some beers, a smoke and did some research. Clothes, pressed and ready. Lunch already made. I’m finished so early in the evening. Just have to take a shower soon. Then in the morning back to work, the only work I’ve ever enjoyed.

I cannot wait to get paid. I need a suit. I already have it picked out of course. After payday I have no worries whatsoever financially speaking. Also my contract is up so a new phone. Only real bills I have to pay out are a phone bill and a little owed. I’ll likely require an accountant at one point.

The only thing about working in this field is it attracts some cut throat people. Like a co-worker whom I’ve known for since I studied. Attempted to steal from the boss by manipulating me into doing bringing the information out of the building unwittingly.  Didn’t work, there’s very little to report due to my preventing it from ever happening. She was leaving the same day. 

Won’t be an issue. It’s just that I once  saw her as a friend, the audacity of this woman. To believe she could pull that off she must think I’m stupid. She either would have gotten away with it or I would be thrown under the bus. I admit I was firstly tempted to go about retaliating by destroying her chances of a career and ruining her relationship with many people. I’d rather let her scuttle out of my sight. Misanthropy is alive and well.

I’m set for management all going well. I’m capable of training and learning more than my boss ever expected. I’ve also shown my boss new resources and methods to prevent fraud and get information. So she’s quite happy with me right now. 

The only unfortunate thing is that work is now a large part of my life. I have a plan and an idea of the woman I’d like in it but I’m very much forced to split my time. Some luxuries I’m afforded include doing my own work and out of hours work. I’m still very much focused on refining myself and honing what the skills that got me here. 

I have a plan A, B and C. So even if something were to go wrong I’d have options. I’ve received messages with job offers from other companies. People know my work, likely affiliated with partners. In a few months time I’ll likely be looking for my own place. I leapt basically.

This is where I landed.

-Misanthropist.

Posted in General on May 14, 2017 by MISANTHROPIST

“I take pleasure…in the polish and finesse which I can bring to my operations…to impart an absolute rightness, a high elegance, to the exaction of my affairs. Each day…I try to set myself still higher standards of subtlety and technical polish so that each of my proceedings may be a work of art, bearing my signature.”

Misanthropist.