Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Murphy's Law Day

Holy crap, if there ever was a day that completely embodied Murphy's Law, it was yesterday.

I can't even remember all of the crap that happened, but here were some of the major highlights:

Ever since I started with my company, I've been saving shipping boxes.  This was company orders--I was supposed to stockpile around 100-150 shipping boxes, for when we changed our return system and would be using cardboard boxes instead of plastic return totes.  MOST of the people at my store were aware of this.

Yet yesterday, when I needed a box to do a return, I was startled to find that ALL OF MY BOXES had been thrown out.  Every.Single.Last.One.  Now, these boxes weren't in anyone's way.  They were all broken down to their flattest proportions and slid in between my shelves and a metal support beam.  They were minding their own business.

Seriously?  I didn't painstakingly select the most perfect boxes and break them down for my health!  I needed those!  Ugh.  (The part that really gets me is that stuff like this happens all the time.  No one at the store has any respect for me, my belongings, or any of my work spaces.  I quite frequently leave the store with my work space looking like this:

and return the next day to find this mess:
(NONE of those are mine--they belong to the gaming department, whose shelves are to the right of mine. Every day I walk in to their mess spread all over my shelves.)

At home, my day turned out to be one of those days where every single thing you try to do goes wrong.  I tried to toast some bread, but some residue (soap maybe?) on the bottom of my frying pan filled the house with smoke.  Every single item I picked up, I dropped--including lots of food on the floor.

At the end of the day, due to large amounts of wind, the power in my apartment flickered and went out briefly.  I thought nothing of it, and went to take a shower--only to find that my sump pump was broken (presumably shorted out by the power surge?) and the water was overflowing in my utility closet.

I had had enough by this point.  I texted my landlord to let him know, and texted my boyfriend something along the lines of, "I've had enough of today. I'm going to bed."

But before I did, I washed my face and brushed my teeth--and knocked my glasses off the counter.

Of course, the lens fell out.  And the teeny tiny screw shot off to GOD knows where.  I certainly couldn't find it without my glasses!

(I went to bed after this, thinking that I'd wake up the next morning and have a fresh start.  But when I went out to my car this morning, I realized quickly that I had LEFT MY WINDOW ROLLED DOWN all night long.  During a torrential rain and wind storm.  Of course.  So my car seat and butt have been appropriately soggy for most of the day.)

Today has been much more pleasant.  But the plumber is currently taking my sump pump apart and putting in a new one.  And there is poop all over my floor because of this.  Not happy with that.  >:-(

(I'll spare you a photo of that, though.)

I'm wrapping 2011 with a bow and sending it off.  I'm ready for 2012 to be my year.

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