Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 130 Saturday 10th December until Friday 16th December 2016.
Last weekend I started my part time job in M&S doing nights. For the first couple of hours there are customers and other staff milling around, but gradually the floor empties so that there are just 6 of us left.
Green crates everywhere, this is just a small amount of the ones used over one night shift.
My job consists of restocking shelves from many large green crates wheeled from the cold store on to the shop floor. To get out of the stock room i need to use a huge lift that can carry a maximum weight of 2500kg, I won’t lie I get a small thrill pressing the button to operate the lift full of crates. Rule one of stock replenishment, make sure that you date rotate, bring the oldest to the front. I’m on my feet all night, maybe I should get a pedometer to see how many steps I take during the 9 hours.
Spent a couple of days in Brick Lane this week, i fell in love with Rainbow Bagels.
This job has given me a whole new appreciation for how products are presented on the shelves, and how frustrating it is when something has been moved from its proper place and just left on a totally different shelve. Note to all customers, please put things back in the right place…… thank you.
filming in a very Blade Runner type world.
Music helps me thorough the shift, as I stack frozen chickens I’m listening to classic indie music. Friends know I’m not a huge Crimbum fan, but even I found myself humming and singing along to classic Crimbum tunes that the store were playing all through the night. Maybe the festive sprit has started to affect me; is my ice heart finally melting.
Really enjoyed my first dip in to Science Fiction.
When I ordered uniform I was advised that the sizing was different to retail, as a result I decided to go bigger because I wanted to be comfortable while reaching and stretching putting single cucumbers on shelfs. The trousers do have a 70s bell bottom / flares look to them, luckily I only wear them for a few hours at a time and not many people see me in them. There not trousers to look sexy in, my arse definitely look’s huge in them.
A Mosque in Brick Lane.
The job is only until early January, so I better start looking around again for the new year, if I have to sign on again I don’t want to do this for long..
Writing this shiz.
And now for something completely different….
Elizabeth and David on set.
Ever been mugged by religion. Earlier this week I was in central London and saw the Hare Krishna’s who can regularly be seen walking up and down Oxford Street. I thought I would get a photo, this was when I was spotted. A very nice guy started to speak to me and handed me a book, which was not free he just wanted a donation. I really didn’t have any money on me, but he helpfully informed me that behind us was a cashpoint. When I shouted to him it was only issuing £20 he happily call back that he had change. I bought the book, I made a donation for the book. I really have to learn to hand things back and say “no”.
Street art in Brick lane.
In other news…..
“Whats my motivation”….
Have you ever been squirted in the eye by fizzy ginger ale, I have. During a night shift a plastic bottle I was holding sprang a leak, the spray was quite impressive.
I spoke to director and actor Dexter Fletcher on the Iain Lee show which was my highlight of the week. Had an audition for a part of a fortune teller, didn’t get it I didn’t need a crystal ball to tell me that.
Took part in filming for a sci fi film, my first it was so much fun. Now if only I can get a part in a forthcoming Star Wars film I could die happy.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching: “60 Days In Jail”, (ep 6). “Citizen Khan”, (Season 5, ep 5). “Colour: Spectrum Of Science”, (ep 2). “Comedy feeds (Season 5, ep 1): A brief History of Tim”. “Digging For Britain”, (Season 5, ep 2). “Hairspray LIVE”, (2016). “Have I Got News For You”, (Season 52, ep 9). “Horizon: The Secret Life Of Dogs”, (2009/10, ep 8). Uslims Like Us”, (ep 1 & 2). “Paddington”, (2014). “Sexy Murders”. “Six Wives With Lucy Worsley”, (ep 2). “The Apprentice: The Final Five”, (Season 12, ep 11). “The Douglas Anderson Show”, (ep 2). “The Graham Norton Show”, (Season 20, ep 10). “The Last Leg”, (Season 9, ep 9). “The Sky At Night”, (ep 770). “Walt Disney”,(ep 1).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (08/12, 14/12/16). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (08/12, 09/12, 13/12, 14/12/16). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (12/12, 13/12, 14/12/16). ”LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (15/12/16). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (09/12, 10/12/16) “Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces”, (ep 124, 14/12/16). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 4, 26/08)(ep 5, 02/09/16)(ep 6, 09/09/16). “Theres Podcast People”, (ep 6, 10/12/16)Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round”,(ep 110, ep 111, 02/15)(ep 112, ep 113 , 03/15)(ep 114, ep 115, ep 116, 04/14)(ep 197, 198, 12/16). “Morrissey”, “Smiths”, “Artic Monkeys”, “Arcade Fire”, ”The Devine Comedy”, “Suede”, “Ladyhawk”, “Frank and Nancy Sinatra”, “Various Classic Crimbum Songs”.