Wednesday, January 02, 2008

a day of thwarting

i had grand plans for monday. had a list of things to accomplish, and was planning to get them all done before noon.

this is what actually happened...

1) wanted to put a work project to bed: had to wait for client, who didn't call me back

2) went to pay a bill: line was 12 people long and not moving; i gave up and decided to mail a check.

3) stopped to get a sandwich at wendy's: line was too long again, gave up

4) went to Best Buy to pick up my laptop that they had worked on: including wait time, a 4-minute transaction took 30 minutes. one of the employees was extremely pleasant to look at, but even so i didn't feel she was worth spending 30 minutes on.

5) went to get an estimate on replacing car windshield: the body shop's "glass guy" wasn't answering his phone, so no estimate.

6) called about a price on a car detail: guy said no one was working till after new year's

7) went to other place for help with the car radio: guy wasn't there

8) called client about scheduling: everyone already gone for holidays

by this time it was 4pm and i had accomplished only one thing.

i took this as a sign i should give up and go drink, but instead i decided to just be happy about all my blessings and for making it 99% of the way through 2007 with a minimum of unpleasantness and death.

happy new year to all, and to all a good 2008...


At Thu Jan 03, 10:11:00 AM PST, Blogger Erik said...

when i'm thwarted repeatedly in my attempts to accomplish boring tasks, it bothers me to no end. although i have to say that a majority of your thwarting was due to the whole holiday situation. maybe next year on christmas day you will go to the bank and try to add a new account and then drive to the car repair shop and try to set up an appointment, too. :) now i'm just being funny, so you can stop me at any time. ok, done.

At Mon Jan 07, 01:15:00 PM PST, Blogger SoozeSchmooze said...

Way to go Erik...pick on the big bro! But really it seems that there is really no point in trying to get things done on a holiday the day before or the day after...and in the case of Christmas and New Years...the whole week before and like for 3
maybe not that bad...You have a very sucessful and happy 2008 as well bryan...


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