Weeknotes 53 - Unfold the world of possibilities
- I passed the theory test, yay! I’m worried how lax the rules are. You can get lots of questions wrong, and perhaps worse, miss a lot of hazards and still pass. Just make sure you vaguely know some of the rules, and apparently that’s plenty enough! Explains a lot.
- My driving instructor is very proud of his craft, and his students do impressively well on their tests. Me? I’ve been learning to drive since August, and he said that if I don’t learn how to use the clutch in the next ten hours he will quit his job.
- I was cycling home on Friday when a cyclist in front of me flew over their handlebars and landed on their head and face. I know that in collisions with cars the helmet probably won’t save you, and that requiring cyclists to wear helmets makes it less likely people will actually cycle. I get it. But almost all of the accidents I’ve witnessed so far would have been made so much worse without a helmet. I hate wearing mine in the summer, because it gets hot underneath and it ruins my hair. In the winter I can only wear hats that will fit underneath because the helmet on its own is not enough to keep the cold out. But then I see another crash and I forget all about the bad hair and all that.
- I think the cyclist will be fine. Someone appeared out of nowhere with a box of plasters. Another person brought a wad of ice wrapped in paper towels. Two off-duty doctors were walking by and got involved. London at its best.
- Just over a week ago I started going to another weekly dance class all about following choreography. I thought that maybe if I ramp up the intensity I will get noticeably better at it? And then in the last class I was doing really well, getting the broad strokes of the movements right and on time… until the last run through to music, when my body made up completely new movements, in the opposite direction to everyone else.
- I went to the Samsung flagship showroom in Coal Drops Yard. Right next to the folding phone the slogan proclaimed: “Unfold the world of possibilities with the Galaxy Fold 5G”. Unfortunately both the phone and the slogan were inside a locked case, preventing any such action.
- A friend at work said that every week he thinks about reading my weeknotes, but then doesn’t.