Well the 2005 Budget has arrived and as usual made for one of the worst days of my life.
I can’t really go into details but due to a failure of leadership on my part and two failures of foresight (also on my part) things didn’t go as well as I had hoped. There’s a good chance I’ll be judged on it in my application for the position I’m going for, to add to the joy. A long, nasty day with another one quite like it to come. The back held up OK this time. I think the crappy garden furniture Treasury provide might have contributed to last years troubles, this year I paid more attention to posture and now it’s just a dull ache instead of being totally rooted.
An outrageously bloggy (and self indulgent) post I know but quite a lot of you have been asking about it.
As for the budget? It’s an interesting experiment. If it works the country will be the better for it, and if it doesn’t we won’t be much worse off.
Costello’s forced laughter in the lockup is something that has to be heard to be believed.
Light Note: Ten minutes into the lockup the treasury boffins had detected a mobile phone signal. They ran around accusing media of having this phone. The running around and accusing went on for a good 40 minutes until a phone went “ring ring” and one of Costello’s staffers pulled out his phone and answered it.