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!”