Lack of Time
You’d think being a volunteer wouldn’t be so bad. You’d think I’d be able to do the odd event I wanted to do, and still have some free time to do the other things I really should be doing. Things like tidying the house, and shopping, and the other important things that really need to be done to help get along. I only have to do twenty hours a year to retain my membership. That’s 20 out of 8760 in a year. That’s nothing.
Unfortunately, the idea falls down when you take into account the ‘sure, I should be able to help you out attitude’. This seems to consistently overall all other important things, like when I’m going to do my food shopping, or tidy up the kitchen, or get ready for my holiday in not very many weeks time. I keep doing it. I know have no free weekends between now and my holiday. This could be considered a problem. I still need to get some ski goggles, some sunglasses and a pair of decent walking boots.
So right now I’m hanging around waiting for my Tesco delivery to turn up (I was sure this is supposed to save you time, but right now it’s just holding me up). I then have a mad dash to the train station on my bike, through the rain, in the hope that I can get to WorkTown to get in time to go to the ski shop there. Otherwise it’s going to have to be a quick trip in my lunch break, which could be an interesting challenge…