Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Worst Week . . . EVER!

Have you ever had one of the days where it seems like everything and everyone is conspiring against you? A day when NOTHING goes right? Well, I had a whole week like that, last week.



Monday: I went into work early to prepare for an important meeting later that day to find that my brand-new work laptop refused to start up. Our IT person works from noon til late, so I wasn't able to get back to work until close to the end of the day. Needless to say I was frustrated, the meeting had to be postponed and regardless of the fact it wasn't my fault, it still reflected poorly on me.

Tuesday: Without going into details, I overdrafted my bank-account. I'm not the kind of person that balances my checkbook or anything, but I'm also not horribly irresponsible with my money. I think the problem had to do with the Tuesday bank holiday. Either way I had the embarrassing experience of being declined when trying to buy my morning bagel at my usual spot around the corner from work.

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Bad Luck








Wednesday: After moving to California, my girlfriend (a CA native) explained to me that drivers in California don't come to complete stops at stop signs. They call it a "rolling stop" or a "California stop". I changed my ways, but on my way to a work conference on Wednesday morning I got pulled over blocks from my house for making (or not making) such a "stop." Clearly, telling the Po-Po that "that's how we do" in California doesn't really work. Here's to a $160 fine and driving school!

Ellen McIlwaine - Born Under A Bad Sign












Thursday: Hallelujah! Nothing horrible happened, but needless to say I was still reeling from the disasters of the previous three days.

Friday: So, after work I went to see the new James Bond movie with Jamie and some work friends of hers. Before the show I went to put my heavy bags into the trunk of the car, parked no less than a block from the theater. It was too good to be true. After the less-than-steller Bond flick we went to a bar and as I went to the trunk to grab something from my bag, I was startled to find that IT WAS NOT THERE! Just my backpack was gone. The backpack with my brand-new, recently fixed work computer. Sunglasses, my current book and few smaller items were also sacrificed to the clever thief who must have watched me place my bags in the trunk. Surprisingly, there was no visible sign of forced entry into the car.


Earth, Wind & Fire - Keep Your Head to the Sky









Friday was the Full Moon, so it stands to reason that somehow my lunar vibrations were out of sync or some such shit, but thankfully my life has returned to normal, more or less, since then. I'm trying my best to focus on the positive. The last two songs are some of my favorites for doing just that.

The Impressions - We're Rolling On (Part One)

6 comments:

Simon666 said...

jesus. Better luck next week!

the ambassador said...

hey simon, thanks for the nice wishes. I finally added you to my blogroll . . . not sure why I hadn't done it earlier . . .

peace,
allen

Simon666 said...

Thanks Allen - I hope it doesn't set off a disastrous chain of events :)

Doctor Okeh said...

let's hope not simon,
just stopped thru here (first time)
c/o Nikos site , and yur story of course caught my eye, always hate to hear of the downhill slide happening to someone , but a wise man once told me when things are going bad , take a look around, cause it could always be worse...
(tho the double-whammy with the laptop, woulda have really pissed me off).
but see I kinda had a bad day yesterday, woke up this morning to find myself reading this and realizing things aren't as bad as they seem...
keep ya head up, sunshine is always around the corner,,,,
and yhea the California-Stop...
don't work here either....
Peas...
stop by anytime
http://doctorokeh.blogspot.com/

taufique said...

gosh! what a week u had. better luck in the coming weeks for you. I know how it feels like losing ur laptop.

Happened to me, with all my work, external hard disks n everythin! till today I havent recovered from the loss of data

Mike said...

Hope you don't repeat a week like that anytime soon! Did you put the bags in the trunk before you drove to the parking spot? Or did you stash your stuff in the trunk after you'd parked? Many years ago, I had made the mistake of putting my briefcase in my trunk after parking near the L.A. Colesium. I found that thieves lurk around busy areas hoping to spot unsuspecting "trunk stashers". You're basically saying, "Please rob me!" It's easy for a thief to jam a screwdriver into the trunk's keyhole and pop it open. I didn't even notice until I got home and looked in the trunk for my briefcase. What a shock. I learned that if you're going to put something in the trunk, you do it someplace else before you park.