A general mish-mash of events, occurrences and thoughts

Well, I did warn you about what was coming next!

First, an addendum to the last post. I was in Eindhoven Airport, went to the bar and asked the barman for a beer (in English). He asked whether I wanted a pint, but when I declined and asked for a regular sized beer (regular for the Netherlands that is) he responded with “Oh Im sorry sir, I mistook you for English. I do apologise.” I was actually speechless for a second there…

I have received word that my replacement at my former place of employment has resigned. She lasted all of a month. Well, less than that really. She worked there for a week (my last week at the company), signed off sick in week two, was on holiday in week 3, came back for half a week and resigned. Apparently something about unreasonable expectations…

I received quite a shock the other day when I checked my bank account and found I had a lot more in there than I was expecting. No, it wasnt because I was uncharacteristically frugal this month, but that my employer had mistakenly added a big bunch of cash into my account, equivalent to about a months salary. After getting over the shock, I enquired into it, had the error rectified and the money will be returned. That was undoubtedly the right thing to do, but I was certainly left with the guilty thought… Would anyone have noticed if I hadnt reported it? It would have secured my immediate move out of Aldershot. I could have gone house hunting and paid a cash deposit this very weekend just gone. I dont (entirely) regret returning the money, but Im going to be left with that lingering thought for some time.

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