Tuesday, October 03, 2006

When I get where I'm going.....

No, not the country song... I mean, seriously, sometimes I wonder how I got where I end up...

Yesterday, I was running late during lunch. Now, in most circles, that means I took a LONG lunch. In my world, it means I left FOR lunch late (there was a videoconference that had stopped for lunch break. I was told they would break for an hour. THEY went to lunch at 11:30). My lunch is from 12-1... So, 12 comes around, and I am working on getting videoconferences posted to the online calendar I am using. So, before I know it, it is 12:15... Well, I can't leave now, because I need to be there to start the recording for the afternoon's session. 12:30 comes and goes. At 12:40, the one participant we have comes back and she tells me that the conference will start back up at 12:45.... Now, I'm not complaining too loudly here, but umm, why did she tell me "an hour" at 11:30 when she knew then that it wouldn't start until 12:45?? So, did I mention my lunch is from 12-1? Now, yes, I could take my lunch from 12:45 - 1:45 if I wanted since I worked through lunch, but I don't function that way...

So, getting where I'm going.... I decide to run to Andy's, a local burger place, just two blocks away. On my way to Andy's, I figure I should swing by the post office. Now, before you ask... No, the post office is not on the way... It is out of the way, in fact... Evidently, most of the people in the fair town of Hope also decided to go to the PO right then, too...

After the PO, I hop in the HEMI and head to Sonic. Yes, I had been heading to Andys.... On my way to Sonic, since I had long forgotten Andy's now, traffic was heavy and I didnt want to wait to cross traffic to get into the joint... So, I figure I'm this far out of the way (by now, remembering I was SUPPOSED TO BE heading to Andy's, which is now behind me somewhere), I just as well head to Mickey D's...

So, it turns out, all the folks I saw at the PO decided THEY wanted McD's, too! What a party! I was so glad to see many of the same cars again! I needed to be the last person in the longest line of McD's history... :-)

My "quick trip to Andy's, two blocks away" has now turned into an adventure which lands me back at work somewhere around 1:20.... So much for not taking a lunch! :-)

I can no longer say anything about my children's knack for "Family Circus" routes to their destinations.... They get it honestly.... :-)

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