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Life is a rollercoaster

After last week’s shenanigans in the secretaries’ office I was rather grateful to have a long to recover.

Well, it would have been great to recover. Highlights of the event at the weekend involved comforting one of our friends who had a mini-meltdown and started to cry all over me when I gave him a hug, the Scousers (Liverpudlians, people from Liverpool) who were tossed out of their hotel room at 5.30am on Sunday by the cops, arrested for breach of the peace and subsequently entertained the whole restaurant with their tale during , plus meeting and greeting too many people for it to be hygienically safe, surely. (That’s the problem with geeks, we all know each other…).

As expected, the weekend otherwise consisted of eating junk food, drinking wine, gaming and sleeping.

I was very grateful to have booked the Monday off work, even though it put them in a bit of a scrape. After spending Monday wandering around at home alternating between furiously and doing housework, I returned to yesterday to find a note from the senior admin asking me to attend their office for the rest of the week as the was still sick. Her doctor had signed her off, but even so, when she came in to hand in her paperwork, she tried to do some jobs. The rest of the staff quickly decided she was not well enough to be in work and sent her off home again.

So for me, it’s back to the 8am-5ish-pm workdays this week. Compounded this evening by the fact that one of the main roads out of the city was due to a serious accident. The on the other was gridlocked, and so Mr C suggested that I should walk up to the town centre. This I duly did, in my formal boots and a skirt. Over 2.5 miles and 40 minutes later I stepped wearily onto the home, which itself was 10 minutes late.

Having left here on the 06:56 bus this morning, I returned on the 18:35 this evening. I can look forward to more of that length of workday as the audit deadline inches ever closer. Our new secretary will start before Christmas though so I only have a few more days before I can retreat to my own office again. I’ll miss my colleagues, the warmth and the daylight up in the secretaries’ office but beggars can’t be choosers.


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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 2, 2015, 6:21 PM

I always say about life is "when it rains, it pours". There are so many ups and downs but when there are downs, they happen all at once.

geny211 wrote on December 2, 2015, 8:13 PM

In this life nothing comes alone, (not always true when a joy moment comes) but when a sad moments comes it always comes with something more next to it

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markgraham wrote on December 2, 2015, 10:58 PM

All I can say is Life happens and make the best of it if you can.

Paulie wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:15 AM

You certainly are getting a lot of exercise with your long walking.

WordChazer wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:11 PM

Yes, this is true. I could have quite easily managed if the only highlight of the weekend was the mouthy Scousers on Sunday morning. But what with worrying about our friend as well, I spent a good deal of my time not gaming but on my feet propping up a wall watching him. We had dinner with him on Saturday night and he and his business partner spent the night with us on Sunday night, so we have had plenty time with him to talk things over. His gf has lost her job recently too, which just adds to the air of misery around him. But he promised us he would go and discuss things with the experts in the next few weeks so hopefully his situation will improve soon.

WordChazer wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:12 PM

You are so right! We have a saying 'everything comes in threes' and I think I've now had the three. At least, I hope I have!

WordChazer wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:14 PM

Yup. I was asked if I wanted to apply for the vacant secretarial post, and in fact the manager who questioned me was surprised that I hadn't done so, but now I have had a chance to experience the role, I know I made the better decision.

WordChazer wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:15 PM

That's not long for me. I've walked Half Marathons before. But it is long for an unplanned walk in formal gear rather than in lycra and trainers. As my feet and legs have been reminding me all day!