My Lucky Day

This morning while walking from the parkade into work, I noticed a shiny penny on the ground.

Of course, being the superstitious person that I am, I picked it up and noticed it was dated 2008.

"Cool!" I thought. "My Lucky Day!"

Then a few feet further on, I spotted ANOTHER shiny penny.

"Wow, I'm going to have a REALLY Lucky Day!"

But as soon as I sat down at my desk, the phone calls poured in. Our EKG server was down and I couldn't fix it. The Server Team downtown ignore my numerous pleas for a restore from backup.

So I sat at my desk awaiting their response, emailing users as to the server status.

And I miss a secretary's birthday celebration next door in the Conference Room.

Chocolate cake I never got to tasteI continued to sit by the phone as a restore from backup is finally completed hours later. I informed all the users that we were back in business.

The restore failed. I emailed everyone that we were down again and awaited by the phone once more for IT to try a second attempt from an older backup.


Which caused me to miss a staff member's going away party again in the Conference Room next door.More cake missed out on



I continued to place calls arranging support from the vendor and IT, and informing staff at three hospitals of the trouble.

Upset physicians pound on my door demanding I get this fixed.

Now.

While the vendor and IT play telephone tag with me while rebuilding the system, I missed the Annual Staff Appreciation Picnic.

Free picnic lunch unclaimedWhen I went home the server was still down, with a promise from the vendor that it will be rebuilt by the morning. I was ecstatic to finally get out of there.

Lucky Day my ass.

Stupid pennies.

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Dorky Dad said...

See, the problem is you picked up TWO pennies.

But man, you had THREE DIFFERENT FOOD-RELATED PARTIES in the same day? And you work at a health care facility? Are your bosses giving that stuff to you to drum up business?

Mamma said...

Oh man!!

I think I heard you're only supposed to pick up the pennies that are heads side up?

Yours weren't were they?

Huckdoll said...

You didn't put them in your shoe...next time, try that!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Nooooo. Use the pennies to buy cake, and, what Huckdoll said, because it made me laugh.

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Was it a Canadian penny or an American penny? That could be the problem.

I think you were lucky. Just think about all of the guilt you have avoided by not eating that delicious looking junk food all day long.

mr zig said...

Maybe it was your lucky day! - having 3 food things going on in the same day can't be good for ya! So maybe those pennies were just looking out for you...

Maureen said...

Dorky Dad: This is true. This morning I found one and couldn't help but think "Oh, no...."

And yes, there is food here every frickin' day. Job security, it just may be.

Mamma: They were Leaf side up ;) So you are right!

Huckdoll: Aw, crap! And here I could have been limping around all day (but the servers would have survived, so I guess it would have been a small price to pay).

Jo: Ha! But the cake looked soooo good...

Ed: Canadian, eh! The American ones I save for when I visit the States (no kidding). And you're right; I should have been glad to avoid all that.

Hey Mr Zig! You know, I probably avoided 3,000 calories... so you are probably correct! Good POV!

Don Mills Diva said...

I can't believe you missed all thath free food! I would be destroyed.

LceeL said...

Your lucky day!! Just think of all the cellulite that has not fallen to your hips and ass.

Bee Repartee said...

So, do pennies throw very far?

lotus07 said...

Look at the silver lining....you didn't gain any weight at the offict today.

Janet, aka JP said...

Yep, that's one sucky day! But think of all the calories not consumed...that's a good thing...kinda, anyway. Right? Right? LOL

Momo Fali said...

Actually, it WAS a lucky day FOR your ass!

LadyBanana said...

I was going to say the same as others - a lucky day for your hips! lol

Peggy Sez.. said...

I'm with all the others who say..Look at ALL those empty calories you missed out on and the guilt you won't have for eating them.Those were some lucky pennies! ;p

darla said...

Oh Maureen, I hate to say it, but this was funny. Sorry it happened to you, though.
If this same sort of day would have happened to me, of course, I'd be disappointed that I missed all the parties, but hey, when you're trying to lose a few extra pounds, this kind of day could be considered "good luck". Ya know?

Jeff said...

Put your 2 pennies into a high yield CD with compounding interest... and in only 1014 years you'll be feeling pretty lucky!

Karen MEG said...

Well, honestly, if that was all they were serving up, then your ass probably thanks your for the fewer less calories.

But yummm on the chocolate cake!

JD at I Do Things said...

Who cares about your non-lucky day? Now I'm hungry for cake and hot dogs!

JD at I Do Things

Maureen said...

Firstly, I'd like to thank everyone who is so concerned about the state of my hips and ass.

It's heartwarming. Um, I guess.

Don Mills Diva: I know! And yes, I was…

Iceel: How the heck did you know I have cellulite? Damn, I never gonna post any photo of me lower than my shoulders.

Bee: Quite far, actually.

Lotus07: True, but it would have been nice to have that option, at least!

Janet: Yeah, Right. ;)

Momo Fali: Damn ass…

Lady Banana: Hips. Ass. Yeah, yeah. Lucky for them,

Peggy: Sure, take the Pennies’ side!

Darla: I know. But I was still pissed I missed the parties. While everyone was laughing and goofing off, like an idiot I was working!

Jeff: Hey, finally a comment that ISN’T about my ever-expanding ass! Thank you for the wise financial advice.

Karen Meg: Yes, one was a Black Forrest cake. Chocolate and cherries. Crap.

JD: Hah!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Awww! Sorry you had a rotten day!

P.L. Frederick said...

If the only spot of joy in a day comes during picking up pennies, maybe that's the gift: feelin' good and getting a lift for a few moments. The rest of the day would have been poopy anyway. Remember how pleased you were when you found the pennies? During the day's low points, remember and magnify that. It's compounding interest. =)

P.L. Frederick (SMALL & big)

Vegas Princess said...

Oooo I pick up pennies all the time, but to put them in my penny jar. I never say they are lucky or not because then I have a day like you just described. Pennies are strictly small monetary items to me now.

Vegas Princess said...

Oh and those pieces of cake made me weep for you. :)

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