And the bad things just keep on coming.
I have never been what you might call 'well off'. Money and I do not make good bed fellows!
As soon as it comes, the World contrives to make it go away again.
Take, for instance, my car ... someone, please take it!!!
Last week not one ... not two ... but ALL FOUR spark plugs decided to foul up causing my car to complain bitterly and roll to a stop uttering phutt-phutt noises, which I am sure is car-speak for "Not another inch you bastard"! OK, so it was fixable, but it cost me quite a bit of money.
Some weeks prior, for some inexplicable reason, most of my clients decided to cancel their calls for a two week period. This left me with a mere 19 hours a week of work. As I am paid by the hour, you can guess how much that dented my wallet.
On Saturday the glass fell out of the right-hand wing mirror of my car. No, it didn't break! I managed to catch it! NO mean feat when you are travelling at 70 MPH. With the aid of some (fortunately) handy sticky tape, I was able to secure it again.
That same day, I learned just how deceitful my fellow man could be. I picked up a client who I was to take to a rugby match (Pontypridd vs Bedwas). When I arrived on the car park opposite the stadium, I made for the ticket machine (so I could park legally) and was told by a number of people that parking on match days was free. So, like and idiot, I believed them only to return to my car after the match and find a £50 parking fine stuck to my windscreen.
But the hammer came when the vet confirmed that my boy Sym's cancer has returned.
Yes, the World just keeps on turning ... and shit happens!