So, first off I have a 08.30 meeting with a bunch of lawyers. A bad enough start but only half of them (ours) turn up. At 09.15 we are informed that there is no point to the meeting as the other lot, who are representing a company we are in dispute with, will not be turning up. A few phone calls reveals they have decided they can no longer represent their client. I imagine that means they have not been paid either. So that will be a dead loss then. So, then consign myself to South Western Trains. Speed restrictions, aircon making a lot of noise but doing SFA. Very, very unpleasant. Next, London Underground. Hot, humid & hideous beyond words, followed by short walk to office lugging bag of papers (intended for the non meeting) and arrive dripping. Into my office and.....no aircon. Nix, nil, nada, nothing. 11th floor, Mansard roof extension so cooked up nicely. No windows to open and thus denied relief of jumping out. Bugger all work being done, nobody could focus on anything other than trying to breathe and three people had already bailed out to work from home. That was it. Found the half witted waste of skin, blubber and organs that is our "Facilities Manager", who has been the root cause of a string of avoidable disasters, idiocies and general inaction ever since he joined last year. Claimed nothing could be done until Wednesday at the earliest. It went roughly as follows: "And why not?" "Well as I have already told many people, the engineers were here over the weekend and I did call this morning but they said that the system needs to stabilize itself after a restart. If they fiddle with it again now it might make things worse" "Hmmm. Is it not rather obvious that in order for any control system to do that, the system it controls has to be actually running. Or am I missing something?" "Like I said it needs to ......." Ohhh that was it. I went off like a hot, sweaty demo charge. But two hours later the engineers have returned, and system has been restarted, temperature is dropping. And I have determined that our "Facilities Manager" has now gone home suffering from a "headache" As the pattern is that of at least a week off sick at a time, doubt he will turn up tommorrow but when he does I am determined he will leave again with a much bigger one Anyone care to guess who his former employer was? And where he was allegedly in charge of a suite of 17 buildings?