I’m already having a bad day, and it’s not even noon yet.
All seemed normal until I went to leave: the garage door was stuck halfway open. I didn’t notice it until I checked the rearview mirror and couldn’t see the street. There was enough light to see by when I went out, so my blinkers were on and I thought “David left the garage door open.”
Well, not quite. I couldn’t open it or close it, and last time it got stuck, the red release handle caused the whole thing to drop down and bust the springs, which were replaced the next day. Looks like we’ll be getting a new garage door opener-upper-thinger, I bet. So I called in late, and took a cab to work. David will pick me up today.
Of all days to run horribly late: today was moving day and I had to pack up my stuff quickly and get to my new desk, as they needed all the desks in my former row to be empty for an incoming refresher class on some of the software we were supposed to be using all along (grrrrr).
But I couldn’t log in, because we’ve got some brand new phone software that takes a while to load up. This means that in future, I’ll need to get to my desk at least 5 to 10 minutes before login time: no more sliding in the door and punching into my phone-based time clock.
While moving things back and forth and setting up all the stuff I work with on my desk (the computer and monitor were already moved and working, huzzah) I got a call from yesterday’s Favorite Traveler.
This FT is going somewhere in South Asia that’s a pain to set up: you can’t get there from here unless you overnight somewhere, in addition to flying all those hours in biz class. And she was starting her trip with a personal side trip to somewhere in Canada, and had needed to know all these different “what if” parameters to satisfy herself that she wasn’t soaking the company for too much in extra fare cost. And she was leaving tomorrow. I was here last night until 7pm wrestling with the thing trying to get it to issue, as there were technical problems. So when it finally finished issuing last night, I went home irked but happy.
So this morning: she looked at her passport and discovered her visa for one of the countries she’s visiting is expired – no can go. And she made a date error on the itinerary that she changed many times and that I recapped many times, because she was confused by a flight that takes off just after midnight. So it all had to be rebooked and repriced to avoid that one particular country. And it’s been like this since the booking was first created.
Now I’m trying to get the tickets to reissue, but there are issues, you dig? Almost there, but grrr.
And now I’m at lunch and will go away for a while. And we’ll find out what else is going to be freaky weird.