August 09, 2006

I Need A Cleansing....

So I've never really been one to look at my life and say Woe Is Me. Seriously. It doesn't do one bit of good.

What I like to do is end my day thinking about the things that are good. My friends, loved ones, family. My job, those little "luxuries" I have. It's a good way to drift off to sleep.

So it always surprises me when someone points out a string of bad luck or such.

Like today.

I was running a bit late for work this morning. I had left the house without my lap top and had to turnaround and get it. That put me a little behind schedule.

So I'm drivin' along. And actually not doing to badly - when everything along I90 comes to a halt. For an hour. Finally they route us off of the interstate.

Can I tell you I only know how to get to work via the interstate? Yeah - so I call the office, said I heard there was an accident, they were closing the interstate and HOW THE HELL DO I GET THERE?!?!?!

They gave me directions. Somehow I missed a turn.

And ended up in downtown Chicago. Not the good side of town either.

Lost. Lost. Lost. Lost. I call back and they talk me in.

Meanwhile it was waaaayyyy late for work.

I get to the office and discover that there were others caught in the mess and they were just getting there also. (And they didn't even get lost!) One of the girls pulls up THIS to show me what happened.

2 semi's and a car. At 7:45 this morning. That would be the time I am at the Elmhurt and I90 location every morning.

I am one lucky girl.

But one of the ladies I work with made the comment that I might want to be "cleansed of my bad luck". Bad luck?!?! WTF!! I think I'm pretty damned lucky. Yeah, so my car broke down a couple of times. But at least it didn't drain me of every dime and I can still get back and forth to work. This morning? Hell-I'll take sittin' in traffic or driving lost over bein' in THAT mess any day.

I don't have bad luck. Not at all. I just live an interesting life.

Yeah - that's what it is..........

Posted by Tammi at August 9, 2006 08:45 PM | TrackBack

Sometimes people don't know what the hell to say & have what I call brain farts: they say the first stupid thing that comes to their mind.

Posted by: michele at August 10, 2006 04:50 AM

Downtown Chicago? If you can't see the top of the Sears're too close!!!!

And they say guys won't stop and ask directions.

Posted by: Jerry at August 10, 2006 06:30 AM

Luck is what YOU make it, and how YOU see it.
Lucky you forgot your laptop I say.

Posted by: Dr Gno at August 10, 2006 02:09 PM
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