Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Life at the spare desk

I’m having ‘one of those days’. You know the sort, the kind of day where you wonder why you bothered to get out of bed. The kind of day when you question what it’s all about.
Maybe I’m slightly exaggerating my frame of mind, but it’s seldom I have an uncharitable day, and it’s with deep regret that I have to inform you, today is definitely one of those days.
“Why the long face and the sour tone?” I hear you ask. Well, I have an ulcer in my mouth and a blister on my toe. I was embarrassingly late for work due to the joys of the underground. “The next district line will be here when it gets here,” the wise man announced through the speakers. Thanks for clearing that up! And my Apple Mac has decided to impersonate the sound of an aeroplane taking off (with engine trouble) and refusing to allow me access to my files.
I’m sitting at the spare desk, using the spare Mac. I hate the spare desk! It’s not often you will hear me using the word hate. Such a harsh word, but it sums up life at the spare desk. I hate the position of the desk, the fact it’s not by the window or by my shelves. I hate the layout of the desk, the monitor, hard drive and telephone are all in the wrong place. I keep bashing my chair into the man behind me (whose idea was it to place the desks so close to each other at this side of the office) and I’m trying not to stress about my files which may be lost forever in the nasty black hole of nothingness.
My photographs of Singapore and The Orient Express are on those files. You can’t replace photographs can you. I’ve given myself a stern ticking off for not transferring the pictures onto a CD. You would have thought that I’d learnt by now – always have back up!
Arrgg. That was the sound of my annoyance. I need to keep pestering the nice man in IT. Please fix my G5, nice man in IT.
Anyway, enough about me! How’s your day going?

Picture of the day:

Flowers by the window.

26 comments:

Krystle said...

I'm sorry to hear you're having a bad day :( I hope everything will be sorted and the day will end in a positive way!

The World According to Me said...

Thanks Krystle

I'm hoping the day will finish on a positive note. Maybe I'll win the lottery or I'll bump into George outside the office?!

Hope you're having a good day.

Spangleystar said...

Now I see where the desire for a haircut is coming from - don't take it out on your hair it's lovely!!!

It's also the day the sun stopped shining so that hasn't helped I'm sure...

I'm desperately trawling the internet now for some George Michael sightings or word of a new Stephen King to cheer you up ! I'll keep you posted if I find anything !!!

Cheer up miduck
xxx

Spangleystar said...

Perhaps you could download this and drift away from reality for a bit ?
http://stephenking.com/assets/gingerbread_girl/

The World According to Me said...

Hello Spangleystar

Yep, the sun not shining isn't helping. Silly me thought the summer was on it's way!

I need a make over! Haven't got the guts to do anything too daring with my hair though! I'm going to go blonder and have it trimmed.

Bless you with George and Stephen! Do like the sound of the gingerbread. That could do the trick.

Thanks for being you.

And George, where are you when I need you?!


xxx

Haizum said...

I seem to be bloghopping to a lot of people's bad day posts. There really MUST be something in the air. 0_o

I hope it gets better. :)

Magictorch said...

Snap! I'm sat here, supposedly doing a presentation for work (but actually surfing flying pigs) and no George, cheese or wine to help me through it. Tomorrow the sun will shine and your files will be found.!....I know, Stephen King told me .

seagrape said...

yikes the spare desk o.o
hope everything is all better now.

JYankee said...

oh no...we all have those days...tomorrow will be better :) oh and the mac making the airplane sound...not good news! hubby's old mac made a sound like carpenters were hammering inside...it was really weird..but yeah it broke down... not very uplifting am i? ha ha ha....

Blur Ting said...

Oh,sorry to hear about your bad day. At this moment when I'm reading this, your bad day has already ended and a new one has begun. It will be a better one, I'm sure!

Dav DiDi said...

My day is quite gloomy as I am having cough and flu .. Feeling quite upset with the running nose .. :(

Anyway, no matter what happen in out life, we must always remains positive as happy .. we never know when is our last day on Earth..might as well spend with a smile on our face

Amel's Realm said...

Oh dear...sorry to hear about that. Sometimes there are days where everything seems to go wrong, but usually that day is followed by "sunny" days, so I'm hoping for sunnier and sunnier days for you!!! Crossing my fingers for yaaaaa!!!

And I TRULY HOPE you didn't lose all the photosssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!

patience of a saint said...

Oh FPE, this is very unlike you but everyone is entitled to have a fed up day. Let's hope that you feel better today - I am sure that you do. Computers are so frustrating aren't they? Oh to have friends in IT. The terrible twins managed to turn my computer screen upside down which is funny now but at the time I was suicidal. I am sure that it will be fixed and all your precious photos will be saved. In the meantime I will pray for a George Michael moment x x x

The World According to Me said...

Hello Haizum

The air is better today! I hope all the bad day posts have passed. I know mine has!

Thanks for visiting FPE and posting. I've popped over to you and I shall be popping back very soon.

The World According to Me said...

Magic torch, is your torch shining brightly?

Wow, Stephen King told you that?! He's good. Next time you see him can you let me know? I'd love to share a cheese sarnie and weird conversation with him.

Hope you're pleased with your presentation. When are you presenting I wonder?

The World According to Me said...

Hello Seagrape

The spare desk was a blip in my life. Things are looking up now, thanks for asking. Onwards and upwards!

The World According to Me said...

Jyankee, how are you today?

Carpenters hammering inside his Mac? Sounds scary! They sure can make some funny noises those Macs.

The nice IT man says he is confident my files can be retrieved. He's coming up this afternoon. So fingers, toes, eyes, arms, legs crossed that he can retrieve!

The World According to Me said...

Hello Blur

Do you know what, I got into work today and the first thing I did was log onto FPE and read the kind comments that everyone had written. They put a smile on my face and I knew instantly that today was going to be a better day!

I hope you're having a good one. See you soon.

The World According to Me said...

Hi Dav Didi

I'm sorry to hear about your cough and runny nose. Feeling brighter today?

You're right, we should be positive. Normally I am a very positive person. So I'm determined not to let anything get the better of me today. Not even that horrible spare desk!

The World According to Me said...

Hello Amel

Today is sunnier, well in my heart it is! Weather wise it's over cast I'm afraid!

Still not sure about my photos, but I'm optimistic that the nice IT man can rescue them this afternoon.

Happy Thursday to you.

The World According to Me said...

Hello Saint with the patience.

Oh no, the terrible twins strike again! I take it the computer is all okay now? Did you do your nut?!

I'm hoping for lots of GM moments!

I much prefer today than yesterday.

See you soon my lovely xxx

Amel's Realm said...

LOVELY flowers and you're RIGHT. The most important thing is the sunshine in your heart no matter what it's outside. ;-D It's been grey outside, too, but as long as it's sunny inside, it's OK he he...

So how did it go with the files that need to be saved?

The World According to Me said...

Hello Amel

Let's keep the sun shining in our hearts!

My files have been saved! My photographs have not been lost! I am sooooooo relieved! Thanks for asking.

La delirante said...

Oh, I know those days, I have them all the time LOL :) Hopefully your Friday is different :)

The World According to Me said...

Hello La Delirante

My Friday is very different thanks. I hope you are not having one of those days today?!

Happy weekend.

Amel's Realm said...

YIIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPIIIIIIIEEEE!!! I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D