Log in

No account? Create an account
09 June 2015 @ 08:45 pm
...and for yet another week my car remains unwashed  
Weekends are the shortest two days in the week, I reckon. Suddenly Sunday night arrives and only half the things I'd planned have been achieved. To top it off, yesterday was a public holiday in Qld but we needed a skeleton staff at work so off I went... it was actually a good day, very few interruptions, and I managed to get a lot done.

Looking at getting some noise-cancelling earphones for work, just to cut down on the distractions. I work in an open-plan office and it's impossible to tune out the various phone conversations going on around me, as well as the general chatter. I hadn't realised just how much of a distraction it was until I didn't have it yesterday. Today I took my ipod in and listened to music as I worked which helped a lot, but the conversations still seeped through.

Daughter of an ex-colleague is getting married at the end of this month and I'm invited to the wedding. I really need to contact him soon and check if there's anything I need to know; both he and his wife, and the groom's parents, are Indonesian and while the ceremony is to be held in an Anglican church I want to make sure I don't commit any cultural blunders. What if only the groom's family can wear red? What if it is necessary to wear a hat? What if what if what if.... And while the service starts at 10.30am, the reception is not until 5.30pm. I find that rather odd! Or is that a Thing now?
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Newsynewsy891 on June 9th, 2015 11:35 am (UTC)
I've been to a fair number of weddings where the reception is quite a while after the ceremony. Seems to me the gap is there to allow the couple to have some private time without the pressure of having a crowd waiting to greet them right away, and/or to do the formal photos in a non-hurried fashion.
miwahnimiwahni on June 9th, 2015 12:05 pm (UTC)
Really? That's interesting to know, thanks, and it makes sense for the photos - nothing worse than feeling like you have to hurry through the photos because your guests are waiting. I haven't been to a wedding for years and this is the first of three in the span of 12 months.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 9th, 2015 12:54 pm (UTC)

I know what you mean about the weekends. They do seem to be getting shorter and shorter.

The noise cancelling headphones might be a good idea unless you have to answer the phone a lot yourself in which case it could be difficult.

I've been to a couple/seen more and more weddings with a gap between the ceremony and the reception. Sometimes they do it that way 'cos the ceremony needs to be earlier in the day but they want to have a nightime reception followed by a dance for their mates. Sometimes it's about taking pictures and then with some cultures there are elements of the wedding that take part between the two and are only for the immediate family.

miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on June 10th, 2015 11:07 am (UTC)
I actually paid attention today to the number of times I had to answer the phone - three. On top of that I had two occasions where sales staff on my floor actually got up and walked over to my desk (and made me jump when they suddenly appeared in my peripheral vision!) so I don't think the headphones are going to pose a problem.

Interesting info about the weddings, it's been years since I've been to one and the gap was nowhere near that long, maybe one and a half hours max. Good to know what to expect for the future.
Lil Miss Morgan Dork: MKAbadfalcon on June 13th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC)
I tend to find the general office noise blurs into a kind of white noise and I dont' pay too much attention to it - I only realise notice it when the office goes quiet. Of if there's suddenly people being loud around my desk and it's like the whole place snaps back into existence *shudder*
miwahni: MFU My Fandom Poutsmiwahni on June 15th, 2015 05:56 am (UTC)
I wish I could tune everyone out. The lady who sits behind me keeps up a running commentary all day long and it drives me spare! And a couple of the sales guys' voices are pitched at a level that just worms its way into my brain and I find myself listening to every word of their conversations. Not good for concentration.