Friday, January 16, 2009

Why My Post Sucks Today

About 90% of my posts here are inspired by something that happened in the office that day.  I will occasionally go off topic with a nice rant about the weather or a news story, but I generally try to keep it office related.  I mean, there are so many things that happen how could I not find something interesting to write about?

I'll tell you how.  I can't write about stuff that happens while working in an office if I am not in the freaking office!  I woke up this morning and low and behold my car would not start.  Now I understand that in severe cold weather, the kind that has bending Chicago over lately, cars get crabby.  But why my car?  There were many other cars in my parking lot that seem a lot crappier than mine and yet they managed to get started and take them away.

So I come inside and call work to tell them, obviously, that I won't be in. " And then I try and call AAA to see if they can come and get my car started.  You'll notice I used the word "try".  That's because I spent about three hours trying to get through with no success.  And on their website you can log a request for assistance using an inline form.  But of course that feature isn't working either, because that would make too much sense.

Finally I give up and figure that things will warm up in the next day or so, or I will have a friend come over, and we'll get my car started this weekend.  

But then I realize that while the sink in my bathroom works nothing else does.  My toilet and my shower are both sans-water.  So I put a call into my management company and they tell me someone should be by this afternoon to take a look at it.
So now on a day when I could have been at work, gathering information to share with you here I was stuck at home, on a crappy cold day without the ability to go anywhere.

I hate you weather gods.  

~ The Office Scribe

On a positive note, if one can be found today, I finally signed up for NetFlix.  I'll let you know how that goes once I start getting movies.  And I am up for suggestions if anyone has any.


Lis said...

My car would not start last night after work. Chris even came to try to get it to start, but the hood was frozen shut! He is coming tonight with the right tools so I hope we can get it going. Either way I need a new battery. Boo to winter.

Anonymous said...

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Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I, too, am sans shower water. Which makes for a really bad hair day.

If you like slow, simple character-driven movies, I'd highly recommend "The Visitor."