Friday, March 21, 2014

How To Have a Fantastic Friday



As if this isn't cause ENOUGH for celebration, I'm going to let you in on a little secret on how to have a FANTASTIC Friday. Follow each step closely, and you're sure to have a day as spectacular as this:

  1. Arrive to work and IMMEDIATELY get distracted by crises far too important to deal with the mile-long to-do list sitting on your desk. This will be extra special if you've been out of town for two days during that week on a work trip, providing you LOTS of catching up to do.
  2. Ensure that the tour group you're expecting arrives late, therefore throwing the tour schedule (and many of your co-workers' work day) off-kilter.
  3. Make ABSOLUTE SURE that the instructor requesting said tour - the one that you have called multiple times - does NOT call you back and let you know how many people to expect to attend this tour.
  4. Struggle to accommodate everyone when no less than 40 people walk in your door - many of them students that need supervision - expecting a tour for normally 10-15 people. Bonus points if you can squeeze them into the small area provided for instruction.
  5. Have the tour last much longer than expected, ensuring that you must put off the aforementioned list on your desk.
  6. Allow yourself only a few minutes before leading another tour of visitors who have dropped in unexpectedly, name-dropping with your superiors to get a last-minute unscheduled private tour.
  7. Expect to not touch the list for the rest of the day.
  8. Remember that you must call the electric company to transfer your service before you move this weekend. Call said electric company, only to be told that's impossible for various reasons.
  9. Call new apartment complex and enlist their help. Apartment Complex says to tell Electric Company that they {the Electric Company} are wrong. 'Nuff said.
  10. Call Electric Company. Somehow make Electric Company tell you to tell Apartment Complex that THEY, in fact, are wrong.
  11. Spend no less than one hour delivering messages between these two companies.
  12. Spend the next hour or so looking for your keys that are missing from your desk. Breathe a sigh of relief when you learn they were mistakenly taken by a co-worker. (Note: This will be funny once you realize you're NOT stuck at work forever and no one is going to steal your car with your almost-stolen keys)
  13. Feel the headache you've had for two days return once again.
  14. Take your lunch break at 3pm and run the errands you been needing to run before everything in The City shuts down at 5. This must - I repeat, MUST - be done during after-school traffic and among some of the most reckless drivers in the world.
  15. Go to Packet Pickup for race day tomorrow and LAUGH when the checker-outer asks you how to spell your husband's name. Why yes, his name IS spelled B-E-N.
    ***This may or may not be the laugh you need to get you through the impending traffic to get back to work.
  16. Get back to work, park, and turn off the car. Crank up the car once again, then head BACK into traffic because you are given the wrong race packet.
  17. Arrive back at work close to the time you were supposed to leave today. Accept the fact that you won't be able to leave early to go home and pack up your current apartment, and hope that you will have electricity for moving day tomorrow.
  18. Take a look at the list on your desk and write a blog post instead.

Here's to a happy weekend! May it be filled with sunshine, warm temperatures, and cake. Lots of cake.

1 comment:

  1. Well I do hope you got successfully moved and are loving your new place. What a day!