30 June 2005

A pill for every ill?

OK, so a young lad brutally murders his parents and then buggers off with their credit card, spends a small fortune and then comes home as though nothing has happened. He gets found out and slung in jail, but his defence says "oh, but he's mentally ill, poor child; he's got narcissistic personality disorder".

Blimey! And there was me thinking he was just a spoilt brat with a bad temper and who thought too much of himself. God knows what would have happened if he'd had my granny - she'd have sorted him out PDQ.

Are we too quick to label people as mentally ill, instead of looking elsewhere for blame? I'm not saying the lad isn't mentally ill, I'm not a doctor, but it does surprise me just how many people are only given this label when they've done something really bad.

29 June 2005

Hayfever is crap

Why can't someone come up with a cure for hayfever? Year after year I am forced to put up with utter misery: headaches, sleepless nights, blocked sinuses, itchy throat, itchy eyes etc. I've had a jab which is supposed to supress my immune reaction to pollen, I double-dose on the tablets, I use a nose-spray and eye drops and I still feel like shit from May to September every year.

I've had enough so I'm taking the afternoon off to go home to bed.

27 June 2005

me and my big gob

OK, so there I was at the NABD AGM, keeping a note of the names of the re-elected officers, when I noticed that they'd not voted on one of the positions. I pointed this out to the Chairman and, within the space of 5 seconds, he thanked me, nominated me, it was seconded and voted upon and I was duly elected. That'll teach me to keep my gob shut.

26 June 2005

Blimey, is that it?

Here I am, ready to go with my first rant (about how hard it is to set up a blog) and find that it's bloody simple. Damn.