No hell today

There are so many things I would like to write, but the recent torrent of energy seems to be drying up eventually.  Or perhaps it is just because it is the end of the workweek, and I have been alone at work these last two days while the rest of our section from all across the country have been at a conference.  I should too, but I don’t trust my health for that right now.

Luckily my boss and her boss again were quite accepting of my situation.  They probably think I am disabled in my head, as is usually the case with people having health problems here in Norway, at least when you cannot tell at a glance that they are missing body parts or some such. To a certain degree it is true for me as well, since the damage to my body comes from decades of anal-retentive behavior.

So, I was not at the conference, but I was at work.  It is not so bad.  I used to hate my work. I don’t do that anymore, but I just recently realized that I have kept hating it a little out of habit. This is a tale worth telling, maybe I will proceed to do that in the future or the past.  But today some other good thing happened.

I have received a mail from Telenor, and their customer contact (salesman) Glenn Høyland, which was the one I wrote about on August 31. He seems to have managed to convince the invoice people that no, I should not pay for a new phone number, and no, I am not paying off any hardware as part of my subscription.  A new phone bill, roughly half the original, should be on its way here.  Hopefully before the old one is due on September 10.

So not only did the guy not set out to swindle me,  he has actually worked tirelessly on my behalf.  This goes to show how important it is to listen to the voice in your head that says “Judge not, lest ye be judged” and “Whosoever is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment”.  So in this case the villain turns out to be the hero, and the hero the villain.  Amazing plot twists! Although I cannot take credit for this one, quite the opposite, I have to take the blame. Or as the on-line comic Evil Inc once explained:

“Heroes take responsibility. Villains CLAIM responsibility.”