Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Murphy's Law

The day when you have 5,000 projects to finish and not a second to spare is precisely when the following will happen:

1) The IT department will commandeer every computer in the place for some Very Important Maintenance.

2) You will have to explain 32,000 times in a row that the computers are temporarily down.

3) You will get your computer back, but have no Internet connection.

4) Your Internet connection will be restored, but ten people will call you with urgent matters, because WHY WEREN'T YOU CHECKING YOUR EMAIL?

5) You will realize that you are so completely, desperately hungry that you must RUN to the vending machine for a bag of peanuts.

6) The vending machine will not take your tired dollar bill.

7) You will stagger to the copier room two hours after you should have left work, only to find that all five paper trays are completely empty and there is not a single ream of paper in the vicinity.

8) When you get home, your dog will curl up with you on the couch and gently lick your hand, and you'll stroke his soft fur and think, Okay, I'll try again tomorrow.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Bearette24 said...

I hate it when vending machines do that. They should take every dollar bill without question.

10:15 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

I think that kind of day is one of the best to have a pet. :)

8:54 PM  
Blogger The Goo said...

Ahhhhhhhh, pets. I had a similar day recently- huge deadline and our IT guy (who is actually cool) decided to install an entirely new computer in the middle of the day (that was not so cool).

I got home, and the cat jumped into my lap and busted out a rare, louder-than-a-1967-Vandagon-without-a-muffler purr. Then that ASPCA commercial with Sarah McLaughlin and the dogs with one eye and three legs came on, and I completely lost it.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Goo- when that commercial comes on, an inhuman shriek escapes from my throat and my husband scrambles to change the channel. It is too, too sad to watch.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

I've never seen that commercial, fortunately. It sounds horrible.

8:17 AM  

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