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Monday, May 08, 2006

A case of the Mondays?

I hate it when...

...I wake up ten minutes before the alarm goes off. Especially on mornings when I've given myself permission to get up a little later than usual, to catch a few more Zs. newspaper is late. upstairs neighbor flushes while I'm in the shower.

...I can't get my eyeliner on straight.

...the bus driver blasts the heater on warm mornings (or doesn't turn it on when it's cooooold).

...fellow bus passengers have their personal music player turned up so loud that you can hear the music through THEIR headphones.

...guys sit on the bus with their knees a mile apart. Your package ain't that big, pal.

...people stand on the bus, when there are plenty of seats... blocking the aisle, and forcing people to squeeze past them unnecessarily to get off.

...I spill something on my clothes ten minutes after I get to work. person somehow manages to block the entire sidewalk.

...I have to clean all sorts of unidentified dried foodstuffs from my workstation upon arriving at work.

...someone leaves their dirty dishes in the sink in the breakroom.

...I can't get anyone to return my calls at work.

...our paydays are two and a half weeks apart.

...I screw up my finances so that I'm broke for most of that two and a half weeks.

...I have to call in for several days to find out whether I have to report for jury duty.

...I'm cooped up at work when I'd rather be out enjoying the sun... (yes, sun!).

UPDATED, 5pm: I DO have jury duty tomorrow. Oh, goody.
At least I don't have to get up as early as I do for work...

At 08 May, 2006 13:30, Anonymous Jeannette said...

I also woke up 10 minutes before my alarm went off. What's up with that?

My youngest still cannot pee directly into the toilet. So guess who had to clean it up in her pj's.

My paper was wet.

The humidity here is making my hair frizzy.

I washed two different colored floor mats together to save time and money. Now I have to spend some time plucking the blue fuzz off of the beige mat and vice versa. Monday.

Hope your week is better!

At 08 May, 2006 16:32, Blogger Chelle said...

Mondays just plain suck in general. *sigh*.....

At 08 May, 2006 16:59, Blogger terry said...

jeannette, i HATE losing that ten minutes...! and there's no point trying to get back to sleep.
at least i didn't have to deal with anyone else's pee. that sucks.

and chelle, i agree...!

At 08 May, 2006 17:07, Blogger JMai said...


I do hate driving so far to work, but in a lot of ways (mostly all), I don't miss public transport.

I just go back to sleep on those rare occasions when I wake up a few minutes before the alarm. I know I'm going to hit snooze anyway!

At 08 May, 2006 19:21, Blogger terry said...

jmai, how far do you have to drive?

i'm kinda lucky, with the public transit, because at least i take just one bus in and one home. and with gas at about $3.50 a gallon, it's not bad at all...!

and i know i'll feel worse once i wake up again if i DO manage to fall asleep, so i don't even bother trying. i don't even know where the snooze button is...

At 08 May, 2006 21:23, Blogger sassinak said...

see i'm all about the snooze button. for me the alarm is set half an hour before i even have to THINK about getting out of bed cause i have to hit snooze a bunch to make me awake enough to drag myself out of bed...

At 09 May, 2006 00:50, Blogger buddha_girl said...

Oh boy...jury duty. The last time I had it, I was living in NY. I had to sit through five freaking days of OTHER people having their names called. THEN they called mine...only to dismiss me when I admitted my paternal grandfather's checkered past with the law. *grin*

At 09 May, 2006 09:05, Blogger DZER said...

oops ... sorry for taking up the whole sidewalk. my bad ;)

At 09 May, 2006 09:54, Blogger Suze said...

Terry, thanks for that, you just reminded me what it is like to take part in the rat race. Not sure I'll rush looking for a job now. ;)

At 09 May, 2006 10:06, Blogger the shrewness said...

looks like someone had the case of the mondays....

sorry, i just had to say it!

hope jury duty is more fun than being at work!

At 09 May, 2006 14:24, Blogger terry said...

sass, i envy you. i'm waaaay too neurotic for that...

buddhagirl, at least sf doesn't make you sit around all week. if you don't get picked on the day you're called in, you're done.
but i want to hear more about that checkered past...

dzer, i have no doubt that you're the kind of gentleman who would NOT take up the entire sidewalk, slowly meandering through the financial district... YOU would yield!

suze, i see no reason for you to rush. don't do it!

shrew, THANK YOU! no one at work EVER GETS IT when i say that! i can't believe they haven't seen "office space" as many times as i have.
and i don't know if it was "fun..." but i did get home earlier...!


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