I have no intention to completely give up whinging but I do try to focus on the positives in life. Sometimes a whinge and a rant can be both positive and cathartic. 

 This time, two years ago, I had plenty to complain about. Knackered from my daily 5 hour commute, at the bargain price of £600 each month, I was a miserable git, with no life to speak of. Home was my sanctuary and when that was threatened, by noisy, bin-stealing neighbours and cowboy decorators, I had to vent or wallow in my misery. I chose to vent, as my hero Victor Meldrew would do.

“Incompetence or laziness? BELL GROUP have been contracted to decorate our hall and the outside of our house. So far they’ve managed to paint over closed windows and even painted the neighbours front door when it was shut. When she called to complain, she was told that they would get back to her after the weekend. With huge force, she managed to get into her house. Our shared entrance door has had to be painted twice because they didn’t sand it down and it was therefore too thick with an extra layer of paint to close. They came at 10pm to sand it down! Most days they arrive, do 10 minutes of nothing much, sit on the pavement smoking and talking on their phones then leave. The hallway was so shockingly done that it had to be redone and the flooring had to be replaced. They’ve somehow managed to lose 2 pictures we had on the wall and left the light shade in the rain. This has gone on for almost 2 months now and really could have been done in 2 days. Well done BELL! You are officially my #1 company for taking the longest time to do the worst job!”



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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