The uniform drama is seemingly ongoing and now stories are coming out of certain sizes not being available at the distribution centre when people are going to collect. I wonder if anything will be available on Saturday when I drag my fine ass over to get it decked in pink!
People are continuing to go either way on the Facebook group – moaning like hell or embracing it with humour (and there have been some very funny posts!) but the moaners are putting a downer on it. There is one person practically demanding for their kit to be delivered to the place she is based for the games, and she has been inundating the generic email address we have as a contact point asking for a response. To be honest, if I was on the receiving end of that I wouldn’t bother to reply. Also, if I was her and it was apparently so difficult to cooperate, I would just drop out – it isn’t worth this level of drama when you aren’t even getting paid for it. As Michael Winner once said “calm down, dear” – but she doesn’t seem to be.
So the title refers to my own inbox, which is going to be inundated itself in the coming weeks – London 2017 not only send out an email to remind you that you have a shift coming, but also that you have a session coming up to watch. I have had two emails already to remind me of the spectating aspect, saying there are ten days to go (like I was going to forget) and seeing as I have 13 sessions to spectate, and 12 to work at, my inbox isn’t going to know what has hit it, and it is going to become very confusing! I don’t really need to have the reminding, but I don’t want to unsubscribe just in case I miss something important.
I have decided to add a photo of Jonnie Peacock to today’s post – my photo from the 2014 Anniversary Games which was at Horseguards, and where I was meant to be sitting in row AA, but the steward told me to sit in row A instead; A being at the very front, and AA being three or four rows from the back – what a lucky break that was. I ended up sitting in the seats meant for the pole vaulters and enjoyed it very much (aside from the horrific sunburn I got, which seems to be a standard problem when I go to the Anniversary Games) and ended up on TV a lot as I was sitting right next to the crash mat. Can’t wait to see Jonnie race again in a couple of weeks time, back where it all began for me.
Anniversary Games is on Sunday this year, and is only one day instead of the usual three. Naturally, I have a ticket that I purchased the day after the event finished last year. I have also added a photo that I took of Sir Mo at the Anniversary Games in 2015 – always worth while hanging about at the end to let him finish his lap of honor – this year I am aiming for a selfie or an autograph!