Today the email system at work catastrophically collapsed. Ironic that, as we were at an Away-day discussing our digital strategy. Ho hum.
I bumped into one of my team on returning to the office. He commented on the crash in connectivity and then laughed:
“You’re trying to find something positive to say aren’t you.”
“Yes; and I can’t.” I admitted.
And so with a rueful chuckle I donned my jacket and pedalled home nice and early. And what a delight…
Tea time with the kids, leftover spuds hoovered, dishwasher packed, lamb and aubergine in the oven, a happy boy abed and read to with gusto, red wine in a glass, sparkling teeth and three kisses from a delighted daughter and now time to sit down – and all before the News!
Small pleasures indeed – but a break in the breakneck speed of ‘always on’ connectivity and an extra 45 minutes at home, brings myriad small benefits. I left this morning feeling blue, now I’m in the pink. Perhaps I should cut the connection more often…
But literally just as I finish these words, the server’s back. ‘You have unread mails’ – the joy and curse of 21st century life.