The ‘Major Whinge’ thread was getting boring so I’ve taken the post ‘offline’… pro tem.
The way to ensure the situation doesn’t occur again is quite simple and involves wielding a pair of metaphorical scissors. This might upset a couple of people along the way but hard luck. We’ve enough stress from ‘without’, we don’t need it ‘within’.
I could write a polemic on attitudes and perhaps even ‘attribution theory’… but what’s the point? Some people are just incapable of certain ways of thought.
I apologise to all those currently making plans… but even though this is the first time this situation has ever arisen… once bitten twice shy. We won’t fall into *that* trap again.