You know how it is when you walk into a place for the first time and it immediately feels comfortable? You just feel at home there for some reason. Well I have had that sort of feeling twice in the last week with council matters.
The first time was when I went down to see the IT department and we went though to the server room. For a start, it was like walking onto the set of the IT Crowd, but then affection for that show is mostly down to the accuracy and familiarity of the the set. As soon as I set foot in there it just felt like my old server rooms at London Underground, even though everything is now rack-mounted and several generations better, it just felt the same. And the store room full of assorted spare parts and old kit was just like the old IT stores in Telstar House.
The second time was today when I paid a visit to the depot in Metcalf Way. In most ways it is totally different to the train depots I used to spend a lot of time in. For a start there are no trains or rails, but it did have the same ambience, the marked out walkways, the hi-vis vests everywhere and the smell of machinery and oil.
Unfortunately I am likely to be spending much more time in the committee rooms than in depots and server rooms, but I’ll have to try and find excuses to keep adding a bit of variety.