Just about sums up my last few days.


Got caught by a cold, and it’s beating me up.  Had to work anyway, because it’s month-end and we have our annual Internal Audit starting up as well. 


Despite feeling like crap, had to do the usual errands this weekend, which meant less sleep than I needed/wanted.  This included staring down a grocery store manager like I was one of the Gotti family (long story involving a floor manager first refusing to sell shrimp at the advertised price, then yelling at my wife, which in turn led to me calling up everyone short of God, which was resolved by the fact that the episode – us asking calm questions about their ad, the manager yelling at my wife and stomping off – was caught on video and the district manager having the guts to say so, so we got an apology and a promise to come get our shrimp at the promised price); the manager had an employee handle the transaction while avoiding me like I wanted to rip him a new one.  Normally I’m about as intimidating as any other accountant, but being defensive about my wife and feeling like crap probably made me look tougher than I really am.  Had to work yesterday, despite being a company holiday and my birthday, because only I had clearance to do international releases, or at least I was the only person willing to come in and take care of that.  And today a woman was chatting on her cell phone as she drove full speed into the back of my wife’s car – I think I mentioned I don’t like people being rude to my wife, and this charming individual refused to stick around, and so we only got partial information … and Houston PD has a policy now that says if no one is injured, they won’t bother showing up.  Niiiiiiiiiiiiccce. 


So, I feel like crap, I’m in a crappy mood, and my work computer is crapping out – crashed the database three times already.  No point here except the need to vent, and the sense that we all have days like this, where everything goes to crap.

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