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REALLY bad day...

By maecuff ·
Okay. This morning one of my employees came in and curled up in my office, sobbing. She's having constant panic attacks and they have just rendered her useless. I babysat her until her dad could come and take her to the hospital. While this went on, the communications between our AS/400 and Mainframe went down. We're gearing up for our physical inventory and that really puts a kink in the process. While we waited for IBM to get here with a new card, a thunderstorm passed through and our main facility (we have two in town, I'm in the other one) and a bolt of lightning took the phone system out at our main plant. The big and ancient air conditioning unit in our computer room died 30 minutes ago. Of course, my employee who is in charge of hardware AND the phone system is out on vacation. I'm waiting for the electricity to go out next. Or maybe nuclear holocaust.

I really want someone out there to tell me their day is as bad as mine. You can even make it up if you want to. I'm definitly in a 'misery enjoys company' kinda mood.

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So let me tell you about the worst of my life

by Tig2 In reply to REALLY bad day...


Flew out to a site that was supposed to install the week after Memorial Day. Wanted to oversee some drive migrations and check the site to insure that we were ready to move 25 users and associated equipment the following week. Well not so much. The site supervisor was spending his days fighting with his wife in another State, the lead was passed out drunk by noon, none of the interior was complete, electricity wasn't in so neither was my circuit, and the cable was not fully pulled. So much for flying home that day!

Before this fiasco was over, we could add one heart attack, two missing network engineers, and a hotel fire at 4:00 in the morning... just in case we weren't having enough fun. When I did finally get out of Newark, I sat on the tarmac for 6 hours before they let us take off. As I had a meeting in Chicago that I completely missed, I was a tad on the miffed side.

You are having a really crappy day and I know that you are not a happy camper. You are very likely contemplating the wonderfuly horrible things you will do to the next person that walk into your office with more bad news. I get it.

Consider this option. In the midst of the worst things in your life, you can't really see it. But I have always been of the opinion that if you will laugh about it later- start now. Later it will be amusing because it is over. Right now is when you need the laugh. :)

Good luck, Mae. Your day sucks.

P.S. If that didn't work, I will tell you all about my first surgery. You'll laugh. I do.

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by maecuff In reply to So let me tell you about ...

I DID laugh when I was told about the A/C breaking down, but it was more of a hysterical laughter..I think I frightened a few of my employees. :)

Actually, Tig, while I didn't have breast cancer, I did have a form of cancer when I was in my early 20's. I had it successfully removed, and from then on, my perspective on life has been a little different. Sometimes, I just need to remember that!

Your worst day ever DOES sound rotten. You won't mind too much if I got a little comfort from it though, will you? :)

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Please be my guest!

by Tig2 In reply to Thanks!

I am SO glad, in retrospect, that I got to have that experience. I am so glad to know that you got some comfort from it. :)

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by Jaqui In reply to So let me tell you about ...

how about pictures of one that will have the male members squirming? ]:)

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Actually ...

by thefrown In reply to surgery?

It had this male member's member squirming!

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until the 20th century,

by Jaqui In reply to Actually ...

the latter half even, the "member" was the man in the eyes of the law.

so my description was correct. ]:)

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you know..

by maecuff In reply to Actually ...

that could be taken a couple of different ways.. :)

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oooohhh! Jaqui

by vanessaj In reply to surgery?

That's all, just ooooohhhhh!

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minimal stump ?

by dawgit In reply to surgery?

very interesting. ok, this is Friday. Anything goes.....

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If it makes you feel any better

by neilb@uk In reply to REALLY bad day...

the air-conditioning in our office has gone on the fritz so they've opened the only big window to let in some air. As it is immediately opposite the extractor for Pizza Express's kitchens we are drawing in the smell of cooking mozzarella and pepperoni. I AM ON A BLOODY DIET and it is crippling me.

As I type this, I have taken off one of my socks and wrapped it around my nose so that the smell of Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Ham slices, Chicken, Spicy beef, Spicy pork, Cajun chicken, Green peppers, Red onions, Black olives, Tomato chunks, Pineapple, Mushrooms, Sweetcorn, Tuna, Anchovies, Green chillies, Jalape?os...

Bugger. I've just eaten the sock...

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