Unfortunately readers this one is a bit of a rant, my work mornings are not always as straightforward for me as you might see in the movies. If only I could have just one morning that went swiftly.
Below I list 5 things that tend to happen to me all in the same morning. Things that actually annoy me, leading to quite a stressed me all before 9am.
I am such a regimented person in the mornings, there is only myself and my daughter to get out the house but boy does everything have to run like clockwork. Unfortunately my daughter is like a snail. I don't think she is aware of the minutes flying by so quickly. At a guess, if I was to run by her clock I'm pretty sure she would be ready to leave the house at 9am. Well that's not good enough, in fact we HAVE to leave at 8am.
If it starts creeping past this I start getting antsy and panic, I have so much traffic ahead to sit in and I am not a person who is ever late, anywhere. With the school run first and then onto work, I actually feel so happy when I arrive at a good time.
Petrol light comes on
It is my nemesis, I knew I needed to fill up but it's one of those chores that I really dislike and put off as much as I can. I don't mind doing it on the days I have off but work days are critical. And does the annoying little light have to pop up when I'm sitting in traffic? It's like it's laughing at me, 'you're not going to make it' I can hear it jesting.
When I have one of those mornings I'm plodding along nicely on the roads thinking I'm finally getting somewhere and I turn a corner and bam! I'm met with a new queue of traffic due to no advanced warning that they're digging up the road. And low and behold I get past one and the next road also has hold ups. I often think about selling my dash cam footage because people don't believe me when I say, all I do is sit in traffic every morning.
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Coffee machine not working
There is nothing better than to reward myself in the mornings after beating off idiots on the road and battling for a car parking space down narrow streets, with a latte from the local shop. Frothy and warm just what the doctor ordered. So can you imagine the look on my face when the shopkeeper yells 'the machines not working today'! It's like my life goes into a slow mo part of a film, tears roll down my face, my bag drops to the floor and I'm struggling to let out a huge noooooooo ooo!!
I usually brush myself off, make out I am not upset really and pretend to look for something else. Inside I'm sobbing and wondering how I will ever make it through the day. This was my treat, the mere thing I have looked forward to since I got out of bed, my reward. Sure we have instant coffee at work but it's not the same as that well deserved latte.
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Spit on pavement
Firstly I apologise if you are eating whilst reading this, this is pretty much the most vulgar thing in the world or is it just me? Before covid seeing it on the path where I was about to step was gross enough but now, now we have covid and I think people doing it are disrespectful in every way. Dodging it to others must look funny though, I'm doing a sort of mini tango right there in the middle of the streets!
Thank you for reading through my rant, unfortunately I could add so much on this list but I'll save it all for next time.
Are you a morning person?
Are you a patient driver?