May. 7th, 2017 12:33 pm
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
I've lived in Liverpool 27 years and never been to Chester zoo. A bunch of my friends went there at the end of my first year at university and didn't ask me, which I was rather upset about, and I've wanted to go ever since. 26 years later, I finally managed it.

It was a lovely day. We arrived about 1pm so we had 4 hours to wander round and then we headed to the Wizard at Alderley Edge for dinner and got home some time after 11pm.

It was supposed to be 4 of us. I said I'd pick Cath up at about 11am then Tarek after and then hopefully be at the zoo some time around noon. We got a little delayed so I sent Cath a text at 11 to let her know that we'd be a little late. Finally got on our way at 11.30ish. I received a text a few minutes into the less than 10 minute drive to Cath's which I didn't check till we were parked outside her flat. It was from Cath and it read:-
"Hi. I think I'll have to pass. Not in the best mood and can't be doing with the lateness. Hope you have a lovely time though."

I replied from the car park saying we were there 'but if that's the way you feel..' and gave her a few minutes. She didn't come out and there was no response. Just after we'd picked Tarek up she emailed him the e-ticket that she'd spent £20 on that morning.

I dunno. It could be that it that was a perfectly reasonable response to someone being half an hour late and I'm just clueless. Is it just me?
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
- I had a somewhat heated conversation about climate change today. It was pretty much a case study in climate change denial - the other guy citing some recent statistic saying that average temperatures hadn't risen in the last decade, extrapolating it out to 30 years (I'm not sure how he did that, I'd pretty much given up listening at that point) and concluding that global warming obviously couldn't be a thing. He talked about how the majority of climate scientists were persuaded by the promise of extra funding to draw conclusions favourable to the received opinion regarding climate change, and at some point even talked about how the person who first argued that the Earth went around the Sun was 'poo-pooed' as some kind of example about how good science isn't about following the consensus.
I put my headphones in and stopped even trying to argue the point when he told me that I'd been brainwashed. Ugh.
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