Tuesday, December 09, 2008

One of those days

I'm writing Christmas cards to try and clear my desk before getting stuck in to the overdue articles when the phone rings. It's Helen from the community cafe: she's desperate; can I help for an hour over lunchtime?

My head says, 'No, I'm far too busy.'
My heart says, 'She's really needs help.'
My mouth says, 'Yes.'

Alun is going to give me lessons in saying no. His assertiveness training worked quite well; I boss him now.

So I replan my day.

I'll walk George, shower, help at the cafe, write some articles - oops, no, I'll go to the prison, then I'll write ... no, I'll have to go to Tesco's to get some food ... but then I'll write - no, I'll cook dinner before going to Zac's. Ah, well, there's always tomorrow. But first I want a drink of water.

In the kitchen I turn on the tap: no water comes out. 'What on earth ... oh, fiddle, they're turning off our supply today.' Oh, pooper-scoopers! So plan is changed again to include a trip to Linden to use the - manky - shower there.

I'm getting undressed and allowing the shower to warm up when I notice water on the floor. Whoops! The showerhead is pointing outwards. Still it's only a little flood.

I get the feeling it's going to be one of those days.

9 comments:

James Higham said...

I'm getting undressed and allowing the shower to warm up when I notice water on the floor. Whoops! The showerhead is pointing outwards. Still it's only a little flood.

Where was the power cord at the time?

Leslie: said...

Oh drat! We've all had days like this. *sigh*

CherryPie said...

Woops! I hope it got better later on :-)

Suburbia said...

I hope it got better!!

Jay said...

Oh, I hate the 'no water' thing! And I hate when I get Shanghaied, too. We know we shouldn't agree, but we say 'yes' anyway, and it just makes us feel bad for resenting the time. You're a good person, though, never forget that.

I hope your day improved!

Amanda said...

ah! Most of my days are like tht!

Vic Grace said...

You need to stand in front of the mirror and practice saying NO to see how it looks and feels.

Hope your day gets better soon. No water is a problem.

Liz said...

Power cord, james?

It was fine, leslie! Just minor inconveniences.

see later post, cherrypie, suburbia and jay!

Where's your blog gone, amanda?

I'll try that, vic grace.

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