Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Cynicism

I don't usually just bitch and whine (unless its about BB) but I'm making an exception today.

I spent a nice quiet morning actually thinking though a project, making notes on what needed to be done when, who needed to be involved, what data we needed to collect...  Had lunch with one of my fake boyfriends, who is grumpier than I am, and came back to the office.  At exactly 4 p.m. while I was harassing other staff, my computer shut down.  And lost my unsaved document.

Why did the computer shut down?  Because the IT morons schedule computer updates for 4 p.m. on Fridays.  I'm sure they did it that way because they assume that noone is really working on Friday afternoon, but guess what dude, I am!  I spent a half an hour on the phone with the help desk trying to recover my unsaved, unnamed document (and cursing them).  No go.  A whole morning's work wiped out.

So, I went to the gym to spin.  Figured a little physical activity would help my mood.  And normally, it would have.  Except that the teacher had put together a special Christmas mix for us all.  YAY!  Now I get to hate Christmas while exercising, as well as while shopping!  What a treat.  It was too late to bail by the time the first jingle bells happened.

Now, I'm off to my first holiday party.  Remember my previous enthusiasm and good attitude about holiday parties?  Consider it reversed.  180 degrees baby.  And a happy bah humbug to you!

1 comment:

i like cheese said...

The spin instructor who puts together a Christmas mix for class needs to be shot, then fired, then shot again. Yeesh!!!