Some days are just not right – and what you can do to save them nevertheless

17 Jan

Do you know these days where everything is just plain wrong from the beginning? Today has been one of these days. The three items in my wardrobe that currently fit me AND are office-appropriate were either dirty or still drying, which made me almost late for the office because I could not find a single thing that did not make me feel fat (yes, it is also one of those days). One bus did not show up, which meant in the next bus there was barely standing room at the third stop from the start (where I get on). Same for the subway. First thing at the office, something went wrong and resulted in me having to hunt imaginary documents for half an hour. No surprise I was bitching and snapping at everyone. 

At least I was reasonable enough to warn everyone close by, “It’s one of those days. Don’t worry, you didn’t do anything wrong.” (Richard knows these days. He was brave enough to try and cheer me up. I was civilized enough not to rip off his arm and beat him to death with it. We really love each other.)

Oh, and the coffee the colleague made was really bad.

The others at the office were not off much better. Sickness, personal trouble, little accidents ruining the day or plain fatigue – plus all the usual non-justified complaints arriving from our “mother ship” office.

Until, like, ten minutes ago I was willing to continue bitching and snapping. And then it dawned on me.

I cannot change much about my own bad day. 

But I can possibly give other people’s day a spin for the better. By listening, helping, providing homemade remedies and tricks and just being there (without bitching). And you know what?

It has already made my own day better.

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4 Responses to “Some days are just not right – and what you can do to save them nevertheless”

  1. georgina aka greekwitch January 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Thank you honey!
    This post was really what i had to read today. Although it is still early and i can still turn this day around i am bitchjing al;l day because in a period of week and a half i will see my dentist today for the third time! First my jaw and gums got swollen and fixed a tooth on the right, then i broke a tooth trying to bite on something hard and now the tooth on the right hurts again. I have n’t handled this with grace i am afraid! Sorry for the vent!
    Have a wonderful day!

    • diandralinnemann January 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

      Ouch, dentist appointments suck. I hope he can fix the problem! Don’t worry, we all need to vent every now and again.

  2. jonquil January 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Nice take 🙂

    • Gemmi Fuchsbau January 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Synergy! I started out on my own bad day today and then after writing about how it actually gave me a gift this morning was fooling around on a break and read this! (spooky, huh?)
      I’m keeping this idea in my pocket for next time I have a bad day- think of how much I know that could help others. Think of others… I’ll get my head around it eventually.

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