qafhappy (qafhappy) wrote,

Do you know the saying...

... "the wheels fell off"?

As in, everything went to hell in a handbasket? I was talking to a close friend, and she'd never heard of it. I was just wondering if it was another of those sayings I got from my grandmother, where no one under 80 has heard of it. Examples:

"I got my tongue caught around my eyeteeth and couldn't see what I was saying"
"Spit in one hand, wish in the other, and see what fills up first"
"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride"
"It's all catty-wompus" (spelling unsure - LOL!)

Because for today... not only did the wheels fall off, but the rims wore through, the axels broke, and the day skidded along on the undercarriage, throwing up sparks. Got out of clinic... 1 hr 45 min late. Saw my last emergency patient at 6:15 - but he was on the schedule for about 5. So I was over an hour behind. Should have been done for the day by 5:15 at the latest... obviously wasn't. And the strange thing? I can't put my finger on the thing that blew it all to hell. It wasn't one event, it was the accumulation of a million little things (small upset children, the bosses wife, Downs syndrome kids) that each added another brick in the wall... or maybe I'd be better off calling it another spike strip to the road of life!

*drinking medicinally now*

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