Diary Thursday 20th October 2016

Photo taken by me – my 2016 diary
Preston, England
October 20, 2016 2:00pm CST
I attended my welfare signing on session, which was confusing as most of the staff were holding a meeting and the furniture had been rearranged so my case-worker didn’t see me at first, but she did deal with me quickly once she spotted me. My next appointment is in one week rather than in a fortnight for some unexplained reason. From there I rushed to the job club for another dull course, this time in positive thinking for employment options. We were told that while some people think in words, other prefer pictures so we had to both write about and draw our job expectations. I felt like I was back at kindergarten. I have secured a chance to give a talk on Preston’s pub signs on November 18th. I discovered with some horror that I have actually lost my coach ticket for my trip to Manchester on Saturday. I have no option but to buy another one, an expense I could well do without just now. Arthur Chappell
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
20 Oct 16
So you are sneaking back into Manchester while nobody is looking. I should imagine that it is quite a journey by coach.
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• Preston, England
20 Oct 16
@Asylum (33377) journey just over an hour - actually heading for Rochdale - Milnrow - hopefully they won't stop me for passport checks lol
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
20 Oct 16
@arthurchappell Milnrow is rather off the beaten track. I went there several times while training staff on the new computer system some years ago.
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• Preston, England
21 Oct 16
@Asylum not too hard to get to by metrolink
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Oct 16
pfft drawing is good for the soul! lol
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• Preston, England
21 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt my drawings are rubbish
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• Centralia, Missouri
22 Oct 16
@arthurchappell that doesnt mean they arent good for the soul. Just maybe not share worthy, heh
@RasmaSandra (21043)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Oct 16
Do you know of any pub signs that are just great for Halloween? Just wondering since that holiday will soon be here.
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• Preston, England
20 Oct 16
@RasmaSandra quite a few - this one is in St Austell
Scary pub sign from Phillack in Cornwall
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@RasmaSandra (21043)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Oct 16
@arthurchappell thanks, This is awesome.
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@Susan2015 (22159)
• United States
22 Oct 16
The positive thinking part sounds good. But having to write about your expectations? They should just talk about that.
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• Preston, England
24 Oct 16
@Susan2015 they like to treat us like imbeciles
@Poppylicious (10076)
21 Oct 16
It is ridiculous that they make people jump through such hoops. Such a waste of time and resources, not to mention money!
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@teamfreak16 (42456)
• Denver, Colorado
21 Oct 16
Really? They made you draw pictures? Did they give out orange slices and juice boxes after?
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