Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/08/now_back_to_corrie.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/08/now_back_to_corrie.html en-gb 30 Wed 06 May 2015 10:27:55 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/08/now_back_to_corrie.html Boris1874 http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/08/now_back_to_corrie.html?page=50#comment1 There was me thinking there was a party in the west of the city after the fireworks... Mon 01 Sep 2008 11:46:54 GMT+1 oneloveformusic http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/08/now_back_to_corrie.html?page=0#comment0 “There must be some way outta here. Said the joker to the thief.” I wonder if Dillon’s comedian found that way out? Following the never-ending treadmill to work today, I felt like the thief…baffled at our current situation. I watched my fellow collaborators on this journey and wondered if they thought as I did. Why? Why are we putting ourselves through this relentless rigmarole? Oh, yes, I know…to earn some dough. To have some “scores in the sky rocket,” to buy that nice gift, or to enjoy that nice meal. Right, but first let’s break this down a little, shall we? I’m a big one for statistics. We sleep, on average, about 8 hours a day. Between that moment of consciousness and entering the work environment (showering, breakfasting, traveling) there are a further, say, two hours spent? Ten gone, fourteen left. Now we get to work. For most of us a further 9 hours on average dissipate into thin air in what seems like the jiffiest of jiffies. So, we’re now down 19 hours. One hour travel back leaving us with, four? FOUR!! Our lives are condensed into a sixth of our actual day and a third of our waking day. Let’s now look at the grander picture. On average we live for 75 years, but we actually experience two thirds of that, due to the necessity of zzz land. 50 years….So, again I ask, why do we put ourselves through this rigmarole? Bearing in mind we only get a sixth of our lifetime to indulge…effectively 8 years. Well, for the most of us, so we can eat, experience life, buy nice presents for our loved ones, buy a flash car, etc etc. But hang on we only get 8 years in which to enjoy those particular benefits. Worst of all we spend an eighth of our day in complete misery – well in London we do. What a waste. I mean, what a deplorable waste. So from now on I’m going to start with a smile…remember small, easily achievable steps. Lets see how much of an impact that has on me, then on those around. To waste three hours of my day feeling miserable is a thing of the past, no more will I remain imprisoned to necessity. It is time for the thief within to break this particular parole…now, will the joker follow? Bob…?www.oneloveformusic.com Sat 30 Aug 2008 10:59:52 GMT+1