Monday, 30 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 30-6-2014

I am tired: tired … and damn emotional.


Recently, I started a government-mandated Work Placement Programme: one that, unfortunately, didn’t work out for me.

The shop I was placed too, found my references to be ‘unsatisfactory’: and refused to accept any alternatives.

I was and am, understandably, very angry.

I got even angrier, Saturday, just gone.   I got a letter telling me that I would be having my benefits cancelled for three months: as a result of a failure to attend.

Despite having told them what happened.

I’m incredibly angry.

Through no fault of my own, I’m being sanctioned for events that were beyond my ability to control.   Face going into rent arrears, having both electricity and gas cut off, face falling into arrears with other payments and fines, face all that … through, I believe, no fault of my own.

Having to be up at five, this morning, to post this, and to prepare for attending a mandatory course, AND put in an appeal against the Department of Work and Pensions decision is only adding to my hair-trigger state of mind.

Tired and emotional’ is the least if it, I think.

If nothing else?

Let’s get a move on, while I’m still functioning: and before I say something tactless.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s set, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 30th June, 1953, saw the Chevrolet Corvette sold to the public.   Which car giant owns Chevrolet … ?
Q2) 30th June, 1971, saw the first Leap Second added to Universal Co-ordinated Time.   In which year was the LAST one added: 2010, 2011 or 2012 … ?
Q3) 30th June, 1971, saw the crew of the Soyuz 11 found dead on landing, at Kazakhstan.   Their deaths were found to have been caused by what: a faulty valve, a leaking tube or a frozen rubber ring?
Q4) 30th June, 1960, saw the Congo become independent of Belgium.   What’s the country’ current name?
Q5) Finally … 30th June, 1998, saw Joseph Estrada sworn in as President: of which south-east Asian island nation?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th June, 2014, is the start of Ramadan.   What are Muslims obliged to do, during Ramadan … ?
A1) Fast.
Q2) It also marks the time the Prophet Muhammed received what … ?
A2) The Qu’ran.
Q3) The period of Ramadan marks one of the Five Pillars of Islam: the major practices of the Faith.   Name one of the others.
A3) The Shahadah, the declaration of Faith all Muslims are expected to recite, Salat, or five daily prayers, Zakat, or charitable giving and the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Q4) At the end of Ramadan, the Prophet’s supposed to have eaten three what … ?
A4) Dates.
Q5) Finally … what’s the name of the festival at the end of Ramadan?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“I am not alone. I am free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody, I don't have to be a first to anybody. I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.”
Lena Horne, June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010.
Have a good day.

*        Cheers, Debbi: the thought’s appreciated.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That Lena Horne quote is great!

1. General Motors
2. 2012
3. a faulty valve
4. the Democratic Republic of the Congo
5. the Phillippines

Chin up, Paul. :) It'll get better.