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Note to Self – An everyday Guide

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by Sanshiru

A list of personal fails of mine, updated as soon as they occur (if I am still able to post them afterwards..).

Note to Self #1:

Don’t keep your fingers in between the door and door frame when attempting to close the door.
Result if you don’t follow that advice: Very painful!

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Written by Samantha A. P. Ocean

January 10, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Irony of New Year’s Eve 2009 – 2010

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The day already started bad. I had phoned with my husband until 3:30am (which is a good thing since I suffer from some sort of insomnia), but then got so tired that I just wouldn’t wake up when the alarm rang at 6:45am and 7am. At 8:30am I finally woke up, wondering whether or not to go to work, then deciding to get my ass up to avoid trouble and to earn more money for my next vacation at my husband’s in May-June 2010.

I needed to use the restroom rather badly, but like it usually is, one of my roomies was in there, taking a shower. Yay! So I grabbed my clothes and got dressed and when I walked out of my room’s door, my roomy got out of the bathroom. Oh what pleasant surprise! (Oh and no, of course I would never dare to use sarcasm in my b logs…)

I jumped at the chance and used the restroom to refresh myself a little, before walking down the stairs, over the backyard with the ocean of ice on it, down the drive way and to the bus station right next to it. (Do you know that in German there is a New Year’s greeting idiom translated literally: ‘Have a good slide into the new year!’ ? Oh lovely irony..) Arriving there I waited 15 minutes for the bus, even though it was supposed to be there 5 minutes after I hit the bus station. (No not literally this time, lucky me..)

Finally in the warm bus, away from the freezing cold outside, I made my way to the main bus station, which was about 5-10 minutes away from where I had started. When I arrived there was no bus and like so often, it would take 20 minutes for the bus I needed to show up. 15 minutes later I arrived at the bus station at work, and another 7 minutes later I managed to climb up the hill and the ton of stairs that there are, and entered the office about 1 hour 15 minutes late.

Since it was 31st December, there weren’t many calls I had to handle. In fact it took 3 hours until I had my first call at all and the others only had 3-5 calls as well even though they had been at work for a few hours already. Enjoying this fact on the one hand side, and hating it on the other, since I was so tired and the boredom didn’t help it at all, I messaged my team leader to ask if I can make up for being late, by coming in 1 hour early the next Monday. She told me I didn’t have to since she was planning on letting people go earlier anyway, since there is nothing to do today, but she would need me to stay until my shift ends.

I agreed, thinking that it didn’t matter to me and wasn’t a big deal since I had set myself to working the full shift anyway. But then she came over and handed us the times when the others could leave. The first one left 30 minutes after she passed the note to us, that was at 11:30 am. The last of them left at 1:30pm and I was left alone with my tiredness and absolutely nothing and no one there to keep me awake. Read more..

Written by Samantha A. P. Ocean

January 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm