I should have taken this advice from Groucho Marx "I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member."
I recently had an invite to connect with someone who'd joined LinkedIn, in a moment of madness I thought why not? to be honest, I've being doing some night shifts, which particularly at this time of year, have a tendency to result in a diminished clarity of thought.
To blog itself to many must be an indicator of crankiness, but by the same token reading such drivel, must also be a bit nutty.
Anyhow LinkedIn is sort of niche Facebook, which appeals in my mind to those who crave social acceptance, recognition and a wish to be loved, hence my rash action in signing up.
Possibly as a result of a lack of sleep, my biggest error was clicking the button "contact those you already know" which a few buttons/seconds later despatched emails begging those you know and those you once sent an impertinent email filled with demands for action on all sorts of things.
Not surprisingly one councillor who comes in the both categories has had the good sense to blackball me, which leaves me with the dilemma, should they ring me again do I tell them to F Off or just forget about it, most likely the later.
One email I had forgotten was one sent to county councillors at a time that I believe Kent County Council, were trying to stop me criticising Kent TV, after I took exception to KCC apparently promoting at Taxpayers expense the shadowy world of Freemasonry (Dec 2007) so these people are in unlikely to wish to be associated.
Just as a slight side step Kent County Council are still promoting at your expense Freemasonry, which some including me believe is outrageous, masons will defend themselves by going on about how they give to charity, what they keep quite quiet however is, loyalty to fellow members which clashes with norms of business and law.(More on this later).
So anyway an apology to anyone having received an email from me, my computer and LinkedIn who's still thinking who the hell is Tony Flaig. Despite making little effort with Facebook maybe I shall invest some energy with LinkedIn, and embark on a bit of social climbing.
Courtesy of you the taxpayer delivered by Kent County Council the one organisation I wont be joining.