Do You Mind? March 2, 2011Posted by Toy Lady in just general griping, mirth & woe, random stuff.
Do you mind if I take a few minutes to gripe a bit?
It’s been, not exactly a BAD day, really.
Just a BLAH day, you know?
I’ve been working on my 101 Thing List – specifically #50. I’ve been “listening to” rather than “reading” the novels on our morning walks; I made the executive decision that that is Close Enough. But I just want to go on record right now as saying that my opinion of “all time best” differs more than slightly from that of the people at Time. But seriously – sometimes, an “all time best” novel is NOT the way to start your day. I’m just saying.
So I subjected myself to that morning joy for a mile or so, then we came back and did our usual morning things.
I went upstairs and got dressed for work, and I listened to the Medical Expert on the radio. He was talking about the effect a Positive Attitude has on one’s health.
I know, all right? Blood pressure, depression, heck, a positive attitude probably cures male pattern baldness.
So just try, for one day, to keep your attitude positive and see how it affects how you feel.
Then I got out on the road and headed for work.
You know, one would think the idiots would get up later, you know? I mean. . . do they really have to be all out on my highways at 6:30?
Positive attitude. Boy, it’s a good thing the moron drivers are out of the way early – before the REAL traffic starts, huh? Yeah.
And then I got to work, and in the interest of Good Health, I always park at the far end of the parking lot and take the stairs. This morning I tripped UP the stairs.
Positive attitude, darn it.
Boy, it’s a good thing that man from down the hall walking up the stairs behind me didn’t have to catch me. How awkward would that have been?
And then it was the regular stuff – Mon Capitán was not in the office, so
most all of our communication was via email, which, I’ve gotta admit, is kind of a mixed blessing. I mean, sure, it’s great not having the boss around (isn’t it always?), but answer me, darnit!
And then I’m finally ready to wrap it up for the day, fond thoughts of hitting the pottery shop again in my mind, when I get a phone call from a client – he still doesn’t have a document that he needs to be signed, and could I please send it as soon as possible so the person who needs to sign it can, well, sign it?
Emails to the law firm that was supposed to send the document (and, honestly, if it were my document, I’d have sent it a week and a half ago), and answer me, darnit!
Finally, half an hour later, I have the document to forward for a signature.
And it’s got the wrong person’s name.
And THAT is the kind of day this has been.
On the bright side, I did figure out that whole knitting-heel-turning thing yesterday (I’m pretty sure), so what I really want to do is knit my sock.