It’s not been a great week for me. I’ve been messed around by rental/letting agents for a month now and while they finally surfaced on Thursday and decided they wanted my money, the Friday moving-in was a disaster. Their software wouldn’t work and so they could only take half the payment leaving me without keys until Monday, it seems.
I had planned to spend the week-end painting so the place was good before I moved furniture in … hadn’t realised how inane these people are. Damn.
Even if you have money, you can’t pay by cheque, or banker’s draft, or cash …. you can’t transfer the cash online. They have to take the money via a debit card over the phone for their system to accept it…. but their system was buggy and the transfer didn’t happen. What a bunch of morons, if I ran my business like this I’d be out on the street very fast, begging.
On a brighter note … I made a new tree this week on Ngrid and I am quite pleased with the result, obviously parts of it have been shown before on InWorldz, but not in this composition… I still don’t have a great name for it, so any ideas are willingly received…
It’ll be nice to pepper the ground with some mushrooms etc. as I won’t be painting my new house as I had planned.
Two very different experiences, then.
…and it seems to me that these two events are not unrelated.
More and more systems are being put in place, like those of the rental agent, which are not working. Computer software, ‘mission statements’ and fancy logos paper over the cracks.
The basic problem with this corporate system that we are immersed in is that, in order for the shareholders to receive a bigger return every year, we (the 99%) have to pay more for less.
There are those, fully immersed in the “real” world, who see those of us spending time in VW’s as losers who retreat to live lives of phantasy and illusion.
These RL barbarians have, in my opinion, totally missed the point.
We try, using whatever talents we have, to create a world, or a part of a world, based on beauty, integrity and enterprise without much thought of financial gain, fame or other delusional motivation. We create because we can and because we love what we do.
We are the winners, the heroes, and, on a good day, we know it.