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Joy of joys... - Happy's Obsession
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Joy of joys...
As some of you may know, I've worked at a variety of places over the last year, mostly freelance, but some employee gigs. Currently, I work for 3 different doctors between 5 practices, on a fairly regular schedule.

Today I screwed up.

I went to my usual Wednesday office, in a town about 20 miles east of mine. I got there about 7 minutes late, because I had to drop my my car off at the shop to repair the damage to the bumper from the CocaCola truck, and get a rental.

When I walked in, the 3 employees were behind the desk, looking at me all wide eyed. "You're supposed to be in Twin Lakes today," they said in unison.

"No!" I exclaimed. "You're messing with me, right?"

They shook their heads in unison like cats watching a flying toy.

"Shit!" I quickly covered my mouth with my hands, because I was worried there were patients (or another doctor) present.

"That's OK, you can swear. We have no patients today, which is why I was surprised to see you," the office manager said.

"Christ, at least tell me I don't have to be in Twin Lakes until 9!" (it was now 8:40) She called, and I didn't. But the problem?

Twin Lakes is at least 30 miles away, with 5-6 miles of in-town driving on each end. So I arrived 20 minutes late. Luckily, the first 2 patients didn't show up, so I was OK.

But I certainly needed my high blood pressure pills today!
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darksylvia From: darksylvia Date: January 4th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god, I hate that! It makes my stomach twist up for you in sympathy.
bliss_ From: bliss_ Date: January 4th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG!!!

I was out when you called back...!!

At least you weren't late for any patients :)

Did you get a nice rental?
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 4th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I wanted to complain to you, since we were talking earlier.

They upgraded me to a Toyota Corolla, for the same price as the Chevy Cavalier (since I asked for the cheapest car) because another tightwad came in and rented the Chevy yesterday! It's hard to get used to an automatic, though. I keep stamping my left foot on the floorboards!
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 4th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
PS - killer Sawyer icon - I'm jonesing for Lost!
bliss_ From: bliss_ Date: January 4th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too :)

Did I tell you I bought this shirt?

They have great products!
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: January 4th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Too cool! And brown, too!
hygher From: hygher Date: January 4th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eep! Sorry to hear that babes. Hope the day gets better!
mi_nion From: mi_nion Date: January 4th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think we were sharing the same alarm clock today. I came to work 3 hours early and now I'm stuck here until 8.
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severina2001 From: severina2001 Date: January 4th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ack, I hate being late, coz then I feel off-kilter all day. Hope your work day went smoothly once you got there!
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