Walking around a cemetery alone

 

DSC_9733Near Halloween I like nothing better than to lurk in centimetres and act weird and creepy. (It comes quite naturally if you have social anxiety I find).  I like the peace in the  midst of the city but mostly at this time of year they have some great autumn trees and the light is low and softer than mid summer. At one point I came across a double bed with pillows and sheets in the middle of some graves(proof above!) I did briefly wonder if I had slipped into some time warp or ghostly happening but it turns out they were just having some kind of storytelling event for Halloween. I also went to  take a picture of a quite lovely tree only for two people with fold up chairs ad picnic basket to come over and set up right in front of me without even acknowledging my existence, looking at me or thinking they might be in the way of me taking a photo only ten feet away.  Not ghosts, it was  the same people again. Strange behaviour even for Halloween.  Thankfully I visit my friend for a week or so tomorrow so want have to put up with any trick or tweeters.

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15 thoughts on “Walking around a cemetery alone

  1. Forestwood November 1, 2019 / 7:49 am

    Enjoy your visit to your friend. Fun tale, and I nearly spat our my drink giggling when I read that you love to lurk in the cemetery and act weird. You make me laugh. I am not laughing at you, of course. I hope you didn’t think that. It just sounded funny, lurking and scaring folks. Gosh, I am not a fan of Halloween but it sounds like I am.

    • klodo November 12, 2019 / 10:32 pm

      Thats Ok. I meant it as a joke as its the best way to cope. They even have some crows there I could befriend with biscuits! We did have a good time thanks. Today was washing and shopping day and Thursday is raining all day. I saw lots of flooded fields on the train home and then a news report on the fires over there. If only we could send it over. I will reply to other posts tomorrow as I am still recovering.

      • Forestwood November 12, 2019 / 11:38 pm

        No Worries. Rest up. I am to busy for long suppliers atm. I am surrounded by boxes, waiting to be unpacked.

      • klodo November 14, 2019 / 4:23 pm

        Have you actually moved into a new place now?

      • Forestwood November 14, 2019 / 10:11 pm

        Yes, We are in the House now, but still unpacking lots of miscellaneous stuff. It never seems to end. Had to go back to work yesterday and from the get go was busy. Then I had to go to a team meeting, where I was greeted with enforced turn taking of each person having to say two positive things that are happening, either work related or personal. Given that morale is at an all time low in the office, and I am not inclined to share my personal moments in a group setting, I rather stiffly responded in a clipped way. I am sure it was frowned upon and thought of as not being a team player!

      • klodo November 16, 2019 / 5:37 pm

        God, I cant stand that kind of thing! Its like demanding you share something interesting about yourself. Why don’t these companies realise that the vast majority of their workforce only work for them for the money to pay their bills! I still wish I had reported my old company when they made us redundant as they used to do lots of dodgy stuff including pouring out of date photographic chemicals down the drain!

      • Forestwood November 17, 2019 / 2:21 am

        I thought you could relate to my frustrations but pouring chemicals down the down is criminal. They sounds like environmental vandals?

      • klodo November 20, 2019 / 8:00 pm

        This is what infuriates me about some big companies. Our boss said he heard from the manager we had not even got a license to transport dangerous chemicals and we has been doing it for 20 years to 300 different shops! They expect loyalty and then treat their staff badly and break the law whenever they want and expect their staff to keep quiet. I saw some documentaries about how badly Amazon and another big company treat their staff. My company also used to get repaired cameras back and then sell them as brand new. I once remember a giant rack collapsing in the warehouse as it was top heavy and it was only luck no one was under it.

      • Forestwood November 21, 2019 / 11:31 am

        These shortcuts businesses take in the name of profits are not always sound decisions, in terms of staff safety, morale, nor economy. For in the long run, it catches up with them. But then sometimes accidents do happen, no matter how careful folks are and the alternative in Australia is to regulate everything to the ‘nth’ degree. One feels so safe, but strangled by red tape, safety trainings checks and incident reportings. I am glad noone was hurt by the shelf collapse though.

      • klodo November 23, 2019 / 11:37 am

        I think it just shows the appalling morals of some of these big companies. Its like the tobacco industry hiding the dangers of smoking for years and at one point even pretending it was good for you. I have seen things that would indicate scientists working on clean energy have been ignored or even silenced as they oil industry is so rich and would do anything to stop them. Its like the American war machines pays so much for new equipment that they have been accused of wanting smaller controllable wars in the middle east just to give them a purpose to exist. Lots of bad people may rule the world. Trump is transparent but I think many others we don’t hear about are more ruthless but not so vocal so they get away with it.

      • Forestwood November 24, 2019 / 8:18 am

        Not so vocal? I think you hit the nail on the head there, Klodo. Surreptitious businesses, but dastardly.

      • klodo November 24, 2019 / 4:44 pm

        I think big business and governments are similar in approach. They all do propaganda on the pubic and try to manipulate people either to buy their goods or vote for them.

      • Forestwood November 24, 2019 / 11:40 pm

        And where does this mentality originate from, I wonder? A need to dominate? High competitiveness? Addressing a sense of inadequacy?

      • klodo November 26, 2019 / 12:48 pm

        I think its evolution again which accept in the animal kingdom as there is much cruelty and ruthlessness but we often forget that we are an animal too. There are so many ruthless world leaders even now that being a certain way must have always been beneficial to success (Trump, Putin?)so the genes get passed on. Even in the workplace there is this competitiveness to get to the top. In my last company the people who thought like that when they got as far as they could then left for even bigger things in different workplaces. There is this drive and determination which we consider a good thing but its also mixed with this element of ruthlessness and squashes people in the way.

        I watched a BBC documentary on what they thought aliens life would be like and many of the leading scenarists believed that they were just as likely to be violent, aggressive or even treat us like ants rather than be empathetic as wherever works in evolution just gets passed on so it could be more like Start Trek with the more aggressive species like Klingons dominating as intelligence did not necessary equate to sympathy and kindness.

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