I'm having one of those "three degrees off center from the rest of humanity" days at the moment...
Mrs F picked up a message on the voicemail at home. It was from the banks fraud department. They had "detected some uncharacteristic transactions" on my account. They had then "frozen" my access via the internet, stopped the transactions and effectively shut down the account. I called the internet helpline people but the answer was phone another number at a different time and talk to the fraud people. I did and they sorted it out pretty quickly and I have now had to repost the transactions which they had stopped. What were these "uncharacteristic transactions"? I was giving some money to both my kids... what are they trying to say about me? That I'm a bad parent who never gives the kids any money? To be fair it was pretty good for them to spot what happened and it could have been some nefarious character pilfering my hard earned savings. Oh what a high class problem, it's not like my goats are starving is it.
Secondly my daughters school has posted a health and safety warning about CD ROMs. Sorry I didn't realise these were weapons of mass destruction. But apparently they are... the bit on page two of this briefing that said "Exploding CD ROMs are a very rare event, and there is thus no need for panic." was the bit that left me laughing uncontrollably to the point where Mrs F was shouting "Oh for God's sake shut up it's not that funny". Thank God though this is true - I was in a right state, total panic about it all for a moment I thought these things were going off left right and centre. The long and the short of it is, don't put a cracked CD-Rom disk in a drive, it might shatter... no shit Sherlock!
My continuing existence in this baffling world continues... to baffle me... :-)