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June 29, 2004
The most pathetic excuse yet for initiating a Jobseeker's Allowance claim: I was bored.

This morning I pressed the Escape key. Met with friend in town at Cafe E. Took 2 large cups of Traditional English to make me sociable. By 2pm I'd 'phoned up re: Jobseeker's, sorted out new Housing Benefit claim, transferred old credit card balance. Reward for all that uncharacteristic industry: a visit to the city library. Good to be able to go back into the world of information as an anonymous punter. But ten-year-old work habits die hard. Caught myself resequencing books on shelves.