Things that had been happening to me from morning today…
I got up at 3.30 this morning, with a weird dream where I had the ‘Tuesdays with Morrie‘ book in my hand and I am sitting in some cafe. Side by side, I am also reading Kismi’s post on the same book and am totally relating the book to her post. It lasted for not more than 3 minutes but left an impact on me that I got up immediately searching for the book only to realize it was a dream.. 😦 I had been thinking about the book a lot the day I read her post.. but getting a dream in reference to it after almost a week!? I know, I am too slow!
I usually plan my day’s menu one day in advance, with the required vegetables chopped and kept ready. With no energy to think of anything except for sleep last night, I didn’t do any preparation for today’s lunch or breakfast. Falling asleep right after 2 mins thought on my book dream, I had an elaborate dream again (!) In my dream, I had prepared vegetable biryani, made some onion raita, also prepared breakfast of dosa and coconut chutney and I had also completed packing our lunch bags with no tension at all. It was about for a while I enjoyed the dream. When I woke up to the reality, it was already 7.10 (sob sob 😦 ). I had over slept, that too when I had a meeting at 8.30! I had to very quickly decide the menu, prepare everything from scratch or have horrible cafe food.
After making some quick sambar, rice , cabbage stir fry and dosa, the clock showed me 8.10. With less than 10 mins to get ready, I quickly showered and literally stuffed some pieces of dosa into my mouth and prepared myself to run to office. Only on this day, the clock decided to cheat on me. It was running slow (sob sob :() and my mobile showed 8.31Am and I was already 1 minute overdue for my meeting 😦
I had to take fast fast steps, running at some places to avoid complete embarrassment in office. Usually, it would take 15 minutes for me to reach office. But today I had to wait 10 more minutes to cross a single road.. After running across vehicles from both the directions, somehow crossed the road . Only then, I saw that I forgot my office ID card 😦
Demanding a temp ID card, I ran to the security desk, who took all the time in the world to give me one badge. After getting into that never-comes-soon-in-need lift, I came to my cube at 8.50. Late to the meeting by 20 minutes 😦 😦 Before I could dial into the meeting, my laptop tested my patience to no end. It took so long to boot up.
What awaited me on checking my laptop was a shock. My laptop refused to connect to my office network (very weird!) and I had to take it to the service people 😦 After a long wait there, I came back to my cubicle and by the time I joined the meeting, 3/4th of it was over. By missing most of the important topics, I couldn’t understand the rest and it was more like a waste of time. 😦
Just then, I found my temp ID card missing! I searched all over my cube, no where to be found. Now, if the badge goes missing, its a big deal here. I will be asked to give police complaint n all. With all these consequences running through my head, I searched if the badge is held somewhere in my dress or duppatta. No. It decided to reach the most inaccessible corner of the cubicle, with part of it going under the partition of the cubicle wall.. Inviting stares and funny looks from my colleagues and aisle mates, I had to do a Shastang Pranam to get the ID card back.. 😦 I have no idea how it fell there….
The meeting got extended another half an hour which means an extended session of Greek n Latin to me. With all the rush and running in the morning, I had no clue how I looked. So I went to the loo after the meeting only to find out I looked stupid. Why? I had only one earring and the other was missing! And it happens to be my favorite one 😦 After another round of searching my dress, duppatta and cubicle, I removed the other earring. As an after thought, I understood why so many people were giving me that ‘weird’ look from the morning.. I had been going around all the places with one earring 😦
I cribbed to myself and tried to recollect where could I have missed the earring for sometime and soon, it was time for another meeting – which happened to swallow my lunch time. 😦
My friend came down to my cube some time back to check something. Finding me sad and dull, she thought I was feeling sick and then only realised I didnt have my earrings. I told her the story of my lost earring and she exclaimed – Aiyo, which one is it? I wanted to show her the earring that I had left on the table and it was no where to be found as I have successfully managed to miss the other one too.
I don’t know what else is in store for me today!