June 12, 2014
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Yesterday was all kinds of fun

some buildings in\ that I pass on the way to work ... included only because the post was picture-less

Wanna hear a funny story about my day yesterday?

I live about 15 minutes away from my office if there isn't any traffic. However, if you knew anything about where I'm from you would know that if you are heading into the capital from any direction there is a LOT of traffic. This is no exaggeration. Public transport (which I absolutely do not take) is actually much faster than driving if you work in the capital city. My 15 minute commute to work is easily 45 minutes to a full hour on a morning. Nothing drives me more batty. 

So yesterday, I woke up late because I had been up until 3 am the night before working on a deadline. I rushed, literally showered changed and bolted out the door in 20 minutes, and sat in my usual traffic routine. True to form about 50 minutes later I finally made it to my office. Parked my car, put on my heels (I drive without shoes), and walked into my office feeling pretty stoked that I wasn't that late. So lets say it was about 8:45 - ish when I actually got to work. Honestly no one cares if I'm late or not because I'm generally in charge of myself but I usually have to rush to court at about 9-9:15 if its a court day and I usually have stuff to do beforehand.

Anyway I make coffee, sit to enjoy it, read and commented on a few blogs ... you know the usual routine. and then ........ then .... I got a call from my 'assistant' (not sure why I'm calling him that ... actually my boss calls him that ... but really he's a law student who is on vacation and tags along with me everywhere I go). Anyway so the intern (better title) asks me where I am. The nerve. Only... it was a great nerve because it was then and only then that I realized that I did not indeed have court in Port-of-Spain (the capital), but I in fact had court in San Fernando (another 'city') ... 45 minutes to an hour away. That's 45 minutes to an hour without traffic. 

So I then had to run back to my car  ... coffee in hand, and in heels no less, sit in more traffic to get out of town and then I had to book it down two highways to make it to court for 9:15. 

Oh .. and I had to stop for gas because my car was running on fumes.

Also the first time I ate for the day yesterday was at 4pm.

Yup, yesterday was all kinds of fun poop.


               

19 comments:

  1. That makes me stressed out just reading about it!! I would be freaking out. I hope court went well!

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  2. omg!! how crazy!! i live about 15 min from my job and going there takes no time at all. coming home takes at least 30-1hour. and when we had "that" snowstorm, it took 3 hours. gah.

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  3. Jesus. I HATE days like that. When you're rushing non-stop and can't find a moment to eat or think or breathe... ugh. I feel for you girl! Hopefully you got some sleep last night and today is a better day. :) xo

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  4. Ugh traffic is the worst. (I live in the DC-area, so I soooooo feel your pain.) Bummed that your title was sarcastic! Hope today is MUCH BETTER. xoxo

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  5. Traffic sucks. Big time. And there is nothing worse than getting to court late because you know you're going to get all kinds of hell for it. When I was a probation officer, we would have anxiety attacks about being late. Because judges can be assholes.

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  6. Sheesh maneeeeesh! Those are the day gallons of coffee are made for!

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  7. Omg you poor thing!! Now that is a shitty day!! Hope you enjoyed some wine when You got home!!

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  8. Oh my goodness! I hope the rest of this week isn't nearly that stressful!

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  9. Damn... that moment when you take a breath and can pat yourself on the back before a shiz storm knocks you back for a bit. Been there! Hope you had one heck of a meal come 4:00!

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  10. Being late to work stresses me the eff out!! I would have shown up a complete sweaty discombobulated mess! Kudos to you (and your intern) to getting there in time! Hope the rest of your week is much smoother!

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  11. Oh no that sucks!! I usually can get to work in 15 minutes but it takes me 45-an hour to get home bc of traffic!

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  12. Oh gosh! Did you make it on time?! I hate traffic and sit in it daily as well!

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  13. ugh that's awful!! hate when that happens!

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  14. Ughhhh can I tell you that has happened to me more than once......it's the worst feeling ever right?

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  15. YOWZA! I would've been a raging bitch if I had to wait that long for food! haha

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  16. YIKES! Sorry to hear that, lady! <3

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  17. OMG awful!!! Good thing you were earlyish otherwise you would have been crazy late. Geez, I hate days like that! Thank God tomorrow is Friday!

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  18. omg how stressful! you poor thing. you absolutely deserve ANOTHER vacay ;)

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