Sunday, 5 October 2008

Glenrothes again

Another Saturday, another trip to Glenrothes! This weekend, I had the massive responsibility of driving the minibus, and I had a blast. I've never driven anything bigger than a Renault Scenic (the car my dad had when I was learning to drive), so it was a wee bit daunting at first. My glamourous co-pilot/navigator Anne managed to keep her heid and mine, and I got us there and back without need for further by elections. I even got cheered as we got back to Glasgow!

I've been thinking about the comment left anonymously on my last post, saying most people do things "not related to work" at the weekend. I'm sure they do, but for me, there doesn't seem to be much of a boundary between "work" and SNP/YSI stuff. I think I need some kind of hobby, but I don't know if I'd have time for it!

7 comments:

Stephen McGinn said...

Did Anne tell you to put in the glamorous bit? :-)

Indygal said...

No she did not Mr McGinn!! She just IS ... :-)

Indygal said...

Alison, ignore whoever it was who said that. During the day you do the job of a cllr, I do the job of a parliamentary researcher but what we do for the SNP specifically, is a labour of love, it's our passion and we don't have to justify it to anyone. it's not quite the same as a Tesco worker hanging out at the fish counter in Tesco on their day off lol.

Anonymous said...

Indygal, I think you have misinterpreted my point (although perhaps I didn't make it that well!)

What I was trying to suggest is that spending seven days a week on 'work related' issues, whether a labour of love or not, can't really be that good for building rounded individuals.

It's easy to become consumed by work but my view is that some of the best and more productive workers are those with busy and meaningful lives away from their day jobs.

Esther Sassaman said...

Fortunately, politics is a very rounded experience - you have a mix of office work, talking to people, physical and sedentary work.. and you're engaged with the issues and the future of Scotland!

Indy said...

But the fact soneone may work in politics does not detract from the fact that it started out as a voluntary commitment.

You start off as an SNP member - that's your 'hobby' if you like. That may open doors to people becoming an elected member or a member of staff.

But that does not make what they do as an SNP member 'work' - though it may make their work an extension of their hobby.

Holyrood Patter said...

Anne - you may describe it as being a parliamentary researcher, but id say more tunnocks tea cake (and banter) provider :)