Thursday, November 4, 2010

Expect delays

Why does this week seem so fraught?

I just woke up to hear the garbage trucks on my street and realized we forgot to put the cans out.

There's something wrong with the traffic lights on my morning commute, causing huge back-ups each morning.

I had to spend yesterday afternoon at the DMV renewing my license (at least that's over, as of this writing). And what's up with that, by the way? I personally know at least five people who have had to do exactly this, this month.

On the way to the DMV, I stopped and got a banh mi, and only had time to eat half of it. I rewrapped the other half and shoved it in my purse. Now my purse smells like pickled daikon.

Because of new work assignments, I have to refresh my skills working with my company's complicated and clunky financial database - something I haven't touched since March. I'm procrastinating.

Yet another meeting for a long range project has been postponed/rescheduled.

I got a phone call from a guy who's trying to collect money from one of my company's clients. Oh, yeah, that client. The one whose deposit check to us bounced.

We have company coming over this weekend and I haven't even thought about a menu.

I just realized I forgot to respond to a Summons for Jury Duty, with a call-in date of October 25.

I need a pedicure and a long nap.



Isn't the DMV the worst?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

At least it isn't Tom DeLay.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Now my purse smells like pickled daikon.

You make that sound like a bad thing.

Your week reminds me of this dittie. I'm sure you will get through it with your characteristic grace.

Vallen said...

Yeah, but Jerry Brown and the Giants won!! Okay, Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer won!!!

Well, how 'bout a crisp chardonnay with that raggedy half sandwich?

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

The good news is, you didn't forget about your banh mi only to discover it 2 days later. I guess there's a good side to your purse smelling like pickled daikon...

You just made my week sound pretty good. Hope your weekend makes up for the rest of the week!

Glennis said...

Riesling goes better with a banh mi, I think!!

JCK said...

Life is too fast these days. Jury duty will just email you a new summons. I forgot, too. :)

DMV. A nightmare...

carmilevy said...

The guy in the Lexus SC430 in front of you really should drop the top. Convertibles were made to be enjoyed open-air, no?

I've had more forgot-the-garbage mornings than I dare admit. You're not alone :)