Friday, February 27, 2009

So far today

4:00am - Alarm goes off, hit snooze
4:10am - Alarm goes off, hit snooze
4:20am - Alarm goes off, hit snooze
4:30am - Alarm goes off, get out of bed
Bathroom, throw on my clothes (luckily I put everything out last night), and grab my stuff
4:45am - Get in car, program GPS, start driving to Salt Lake
Nobody is on the roads - hard not to speed...but I wasn't even late
5:20am - Pull in to a gas station and put on my make-up
5:30am - Arrive (on time) at mandatory staff meeting location
Get in line for "breakfast" - pick up orange juice, fruit, and a muffin
5:40am - Find my coworkers from my office so I don't have to sit alone
Eat breakfast and chat
Look up and realize that, out of the 450 employees there and the hundreds of chairs, my ex's dad, Mark, is sitting in the chair exactly two rows in front of me
5:45am - Just about to get up and go say hi to him (I really adore him and miss talking to him even though his son is...less than perfect) when random lady decides to sit next to me
Didn't want to climb over lady, so I'll talk to Mark later
5:50am - Introduce myself to lady and find out she's really nice
Drink orange juice and find out it's nasty
Nice lady throws away my trash for me and gets me a water (Nice)
6:00am - Meeting starts
Mark gets up with his buddies and moves to the back row (quick getaway perhaps?)
Realize I have to go to the bathroom, but am stuck in the middle of the aisle and don't want to cause a scene
6:30am - Senior VP is still talking about safety on the job site (the job site I will rarely ever set foot on)
6:45am - Starting to wrap things up
Still have to go to the bathroom - bad now
6:55am - Meeting over
Stand up to make a beeline for the bathroom
Realize my skirt has slidden halfway down my bum, and am showing my unmentionables to a row of guys behind me (of course they're still seated and the show is eye-level - no way they missed it)
Notice the guys behind me are holding back laughs and giving each other looks
Flash a weird face back at them
7:05am - Still in the herd of hundreds shuffling out of the auditorium, trying not to make eye-contact with my previous "audience"
7:10am - Finally find a bathroom
7:15am - Search for my car and offer a coworker a ride to the office so I could use the HOV lane
7:55am - Arrive at the office just in time to open by 8:00

The sad thing is that I usually get to the office at 7:30. Today I had been up and doing stuff for 3 hours by the time 7:30 rolled around. It's going to be a LONG day!

3 comments:

Barlow Family said...

I'm tired just reading it!

caitlinhart said...

hahaha! I love the play by play. Poor Ali... showed her panties to a bunch of dudes. So you never said hi to Mark than? Maybe it's better that way...

the Booth's said...

this makes me laugh, hah, i needed a good laugh!