Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25. Day 177. Jumping through hoops

Remember the promises of the paperless office? What a load of old #$%^& that was.
It seems to me that while there may have been a very slight reduction in the use of dead trees there has been a huge upturn in the amount of "paperwork". And while the mountain of paperwork continues to grow there does seem to have been a reduction in the people whose specific job it is to fill in the forms. That wonderful duty seems to have been devolved back to other parts of the organisation in the name of efficiency. So we all get to share the love or jump through the compliance hoops depending on which way you look at it.
I've been jumping through the hoops trying to get through a mountain of paperwork presented at this time of year. The juggle is made just that bit more complicated by the fact that it's school holidays. Mind you, I could continue to work completely without interference if I was prepared to let the teenager maintain his preferred position in the cave of his bedroom with a laptop.
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. At home, as in at work, there are compliance standards that need to be met. Exercise and light that doesn't come from a computer monitor are non negotiable occupational health and safety standards here. What form that takes, the teenager may decide.
Shooting hoops in the back yard is often the activity of choice.
Mr O has long loved the basketball hoop. We had a free standing one at our old place and one of the first things we did when we moved here was install this one in its current location.
So today we were both negotiating hoops one way or another. Doesn't take much guessing who was having the better time.


  1. I love the angle on taking this shot! Exercise is so important for kids. Thank you for joining me on the linky.

  2. Wow what a great shot. I totally understand the teen stuck in his bedroom. Luckily mine loves the trampoline too. I may get a hoop when I move - we've never thought of one before. Thanks for sharing.