01 Oct 2006 - just found out that theres a link to this post from a restricted page on jossmer.co.uk. For the sake of anyone following that link, all of the information in this post is completely out of date.
I hesitate to write about my life these days, on account of not having one, but being devoid of adult input etc also makes me very short on witty observations.
The kids broke up for the summer holidays on Friday, Gary came home from his training course on the same day, and the dreaded Mother in Law visited on Sunday. Saturday was all laundry and shopping, so Sunday morning was a bit crazy. Our bedroom is now a mini-minefield, with lots of carrier bags all making me feel guilty, but the rest of the house is eerily and abnormally spotless.
I ought to sort bags - they are piled in order of importance, but today I took a break to feel vacant and lost. When you live with metaphorical sirens going off all the time, always in crisis mode, then being vaguely organised is scary, its like a disaster vacuum. I succumbed to total vacancy.
I have some development tapes I could have listened to were it not for the kids, who I would have taken out instead, were it not for the rain. I could have done some more laundry, but somehow I couldn't raise the be-bothered.
I NEED only six more customers for my Telecom Plus business so my plan of action tomorrow is to be straight with relatives (all at least 100 miles away) write to them, enclose the glossy brochure which pretty much duplicates the website in my side bar, and forcibly point out that the mobile phone rental can be as little as £8 a month (thats if you have a phone already and just change the sim card) and on one tarriff it costs only 8p a minute to phone any mobile or regular landline / house phone in the UK, and 7p per text. Then do the written version of standing and staring at them impassively until they succumb either to the great deal or the grating dealer.
I should add - this post certainly isn't a sales push - my goal in life is not to become a house bound customer care rep' and I don't want to be swamped with customers because then you can't look after them all properly, but a happy medium would be nice. I need six, I could probably cope with twelve, for now. Lets start with finding that six.
Its such a great company to be with, but you could sign up a million distributors and not see a penny (have I said this before?) - the only way to earn is to get customers and keep them as happy customers, then you earn a tiny portion of their bill each month. If a customer disappears, so does the income.
I guess its a good way to keep distributors representing the company properly. I am just very aware that other distributors (with assets like time, support and a car) are out there leafletting houses or running stalls at all the summer fetes. Hic , sob.
So, today zombie-like indifference, tomorrow familial blackmail. Not so much a blog post as a space filler, huh.
Don't say I didn't warn you in the very first sentence.