Something a Customer Said

So I just got off the phone with a customer that decided to, during our conversation, advise that creative people aren’t very good with technology.

I’m not sure if it as a joke or not, but as I’ve decided to pointlessly take offense to the statement, I’m going to treat it as though it was not a joke and rather a condescending remark.

There’s an interesting thing about creative people out there and that is that creative people are in almost every single field of occupation, or hobby.

In fact, if it wasn’t for creative people, we probably would not have the technology that we have available right now.

I think that people need to stop making excuses about  why they’re not good with something. I think that they need to stop making statements that are an insult to people who may be good at something that they aren’t.

Sure, we may not see the inherent value in something that we ourselves are not good with, but that does not mean that the people that are good at that thing that we aren’t are worthy of criticism.

Well, there are some exceptions to this, but generally these are fields that everyone would criticize.

I think that if people are willing to bother to learn and understand something, then they’re less likely to be dismissive or insulting toward that thing.

If people are being less dismissive, then they’re also less likely to be fearful of something, although some people do the right thing by understanding that just because they don’t understand something, that doesn’t mean that it’s something to be fearful of.

If more people are understanding and less fearful, then more people  get along instead of trying to imply an air of superiority in order to hide the fact that they lack knowledge in something and would rather dismiss it and insult those invoked in it instead of admit that they don’t know as much as other people.

I think I’ve run out of things to say in regard to this, so I’ll wrap it up here.

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Kurilpa Bridge

Here’s a photo of Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, with a little bit of William Jolly Bridge visible in the distance.

Kurilpa Bridge is a convenient bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, connecting two precincts together.

I heard that this bridge had a toll attached to it for a little while but it was removed due to few people using the bridge at that point.

It may have been that a toll was considered and then rejected.

I like the view of the bridge here, stretching away from the location of the photo

I also like the framing of the shot as I think that what is in the photo is balanced well.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 253: Back, a bit Sore

The camping has ended and I have returned to Sydney to conquer this vast expanse of mediocrity in order to carefully turn it into something that can truly be referred to as a world class city, as it will finally be a city and a well-integrated one rather than a bunch of towns forced together in some sort of unholy mish-mash of different things that are not congealing every well despite the expectation that they do so without any help whatsoever, or the expectation that only the people that reside in these towns doe not expect anyone outside of them to work on the joining and fusing of community, because that’s the way that things have to be done in order for progress to be made!

I’m not sure as to where I was going with that.

It was a good two days of walking and I will write a fair bit about the journey in the coming days, but for now all I want to talk about the exceptional amount of pain that I am in as a result of the walking in the bush that I conducted with Ewe.

I am feeling sore, but not as sore as I thought that I would be feeling, which is a good thing. We walked a lot more than we expected to due to circumstances changing at the last minute (and our desire to not do something that was presenting itself as quite dangerous to us considering the amount of weight we were carrying in our packs), as well as for a lot longer than anticipated which left me thinking that I would be more sore than I am now.

I’m feeling much less sore than when I was after I came down from Mount Fuji, although I did find the walk to be more difficult.

That’s all I really had to say about the pain at the moment.

I am feeling sore, but I am recovering quite quickly, which is obviously something that I am quite thankful for, for if I was more sore than I am now, I probably wouldn’t be sitting as comfortably as I am.

I also would probably be doing some sort of weird walk everywhere in order to try and get my forward motion happening as much as I could possibly get it to be happening.

I don’t know what else to write about right now.

Well, the walk was good. The air was clean. The bush was natural.

There were trees and pathways and mountains as well as views and skies and landscapes and colours and dirt and a fire and other things that one usually sees when they are in the bush.

There was also some minor amounts of climbing and some paranoia and some overwhelming joy.

I guess that is to be expected when you feel as though you’re not going to get out easily and end up getting out with a little bit of luck.

Well, back to other things now.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:05:09

So I really wasn’t sure as to what I was meant to be writing here, but then again, I usually am unsure about what I’m going to write.

Usually.

Written at work.

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Ibis Leaves Water

Here’s a slightly “Unusual” photo of an Ibis.

Partly unusual due to part of it not being in frame and partly due to the form of the Ibis as it moves to land.

This is my submission into The Daily Post‘s photo challenge for this week.

I hope you enjoy.

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Victoria Bridge

This is Victoria Bridge in Brisbane.

When I saw the lights on it, I felt that I had to get a long exposure of it.

I like how the colours reach over the water, revealing a different face of the reflection of Brisbane C.B.D.

I hope you enjoy.

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Mind the Gap

I took this shot whilst I was waiting for a train at Newtown Station.
I think that, due to the angle, the pattern in the blur is captured quite well.

There’s a feeling of the train rushing past faster than it probably was.

Whilst I do think that it could have been better, I think that the photo was framed quite well.

This is my submission for Leanne Cole‘s Monochrome Madness this week.

I strongly recommend checking out Monochrome Madness and, if you partake in photography or have an interest in taking it up, then I also recommend submitting something. It’s a small,yet strong community-driven event that I honestly believe is worth the time.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 252: Camping Tomorrow

You know, for all of my familiarity with part of the track that I will be traversing tomorrow, as well as being able to go with Ewe, I am still feeling a little scared about our heading out into the blue Mountains to camp.

I attempted this trek last year on my own and whilst I got a good chunk of it done, there was a point where I found myself  unable to progress further and turned back in order to set up camp in a more open area than where I had stopped.

I’m not sure as to why I included that as I’m fairly certain that I’ve written about it before.

Anyway…

So Ewe and I will be going further than I had gone and it is a little scary. I’m not sure if it’s a fear of the unknown or a fear of the danger, but I do know that it is a slight bit of fear.

I don’t think that that is enough of a reason to stop me from doing the trek and camp.

I know that it will be worth it in the end. I’m going to be doing this with a great friend whom I can trust. I don’t know if he’s feeling the same, but if he is, then I’d like to believe that he’s glad that he’s doing the trek with me.

We’re going to be camping in cold weather and we are prepared for it, which is good.

To be absolutely fair, this probably isn’t that big of a deal. It’s not the longest trek that we could be doing by a long shot, but it probably is the longest that, at this current point in time, is the one we feel most confident about.

It’s going to give us some wonderful views and some much needed time away from the city, for we’ve been dwelling in the city for a bit too long without a break at this stage.

We’ll probably be really tired at the end of it, but we’ll also probably feel pretty relaxed.

Perhaps nothing will happen along the track that could be seen as a bad thing.
In fact, it is likely that nothing that could be seen as being dangerous to us could happen, so long as we are careful about where we walk, how we handle certain parts and where we choose to set up camp.

The likely situation is that, despite the bit of fear that I have, we will be completely fine and really enjoy the whole trek.

We’ll enjoy being among nature and being away from the city in an area full of lush vegetation and beautiful land surrounding us wherever we walk.

Perhaps we’ll enjoy it so much that we’ll do it again. Hopefully, if that is indeed the case, it happens sooner rather than later as I think a little more than a year between camping in nature is a little too long.

Surely it is something enjoyable.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:34:05

So whilst I was writing this I realised that I ran out of things to say, which is why this ends the way it does.

Oh well.

Written at work.

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