Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Silly, silly Me!

I'm sitting here looking at the clock at the bottom of my screen and the numbers are telling me that it is almost 11 p.m. Actually, I'm kind of stunned at the quickness of the past two days, which is why I am trying to catch my breath here a little. Last night I did not get home until after 10 p.m. And today, I was in the office at 6:45 a.m. and got home at just after 7 p.m. Yesterday, my day had a rather inauspicious start which kind of left me with an uneasy feeling of dread. I woke up early and went into the kitchen feeling refreshed from the weekend and began to put a pot of coffee on as is my customary morning ritual. Filling the pot with fresh cold water, carefully counting the scoops of coffee, then pouring the water into the reservoir, I hit the on button then proceeded to the shower. From the kitchen, I could hear the steamy, gurgling sounds emanating from the coffee maker as the aroma penetrated my olfactory senses.

The cleansing process complete, I head back into the kitchen to pour a fresh cup of morning glory. I stop dead in my tracks as I stare in stunned silence at what I see. There in front of me is a puddle of coffee, sizzling on the burner where the pot should be! Coffee still dribbling out from the now overflowing basket. I scratch my head in wonder and mutter to myself, "Where......the......hell........ is the %&#@*+? coffee pot?" Okay, so maybe I screamed a little. I quickly yank out the plug and proceed to clean up the mess before it gets any worse. Meanwhile, I'm thinking to myself, only half out loud, " Okay dumb ass, what did you do with the coffee pot?"

So, I proceed to replay my early morning steps in my mind, the feeling of restfulness now totally annihilated. And the freshness of the hot, steamy shower nothing more than a distant memory. I put another coffee filter in the basket, count out more scoops of coffee and then stand there racking my brain. Where? I open the fridge door and take a peak inside. Nope, not there. Believe me, I've done crazier things! Then I proceed through the living room glancing around. Nothing. Into the bedroom, then the bathroom and still nothing!

I go back into the kitchen and lean against the counter and begin muttering. Okay, you filled the pot with water. No, no, no, that's not right. You filled the basket with coffee, then filled the pot with water. Poured it into the reservoir and flipped the switch. I start going through the motions just to satisfy my brain. Then you proceeded to the shower stopping by the linen closet to grab some fresh towels. My hand now rests on the door pull of the closet and I slowly pull it open. And there, sitting atop a pile of towels is the empty runaway coffee pot! All I can do is laugh at myself and wonder, "What's next"?

Now that I am running behind schedule, I dress quickly. Grabbing a T-Shirt that a friend picked up for me last week while they were in Atlanta, then booked it to the office. The day was moving quickly and I had some drawings ready for a clients review. A meeting was arranged for later that morning. I plotted off the drawings grabbed the file and had everything in the little boardroom. At around 11 a.m. the client comes in and the boss and myself present the drawings to the customer for review and discussion. With the business portion of the discussion out of the way I leaned back in my chair. The client did likewise then looked across the table at me and said, "I see you like to wear X-Large T-Shirts". I look back at him, puzzled by the comment, but nod politely. He then points to my chest where I look down to see the plastic strip indicating the size still neatly tattooed to the T-Shirt! Brilliant! Again, all I can do is laugh at myself and of course the client and my boss joined in. What else are you going to do?

Inviting people to laugh with you while you are laughing at yourself is a good thing to do. You
may be the fool, but you're the
fool in charge.

~ Carl Reiner


James said...

Lol, I think we've all had days like that. It's just easier to laugh when someone else is having it.
I hope today is much better for you.

Michelle said...



Natalie said...

Classic!You would fit in really well with us Aussies. Love a good laugh at my own expense.x

Anonymous said...

Bogey that is too funny! I have also had those moments of "Now where did I put.." It is the strangest thing, for sure! But I love that your t-shirt still had the size strip on it! That is hilarious!

Yup...nothing wrong with laughter. In fact, it is good for the soul. We need to do it more often!

Lori ann said...

That was so funny! I've had those days myself, in fact they may be coming more frequent,haha! oh dear!

sounds like maybe you need more than a weekend break? any vacations planned?

ms toast burner said...


Hilarious... :-D :-D :-D

Bogey said...

Definitely better James. I made sure that coffee pot stayed put this morning!

Michelle....you are a woman of very few words; succinct and to the point! ;)

Natalie, laugh and the world laughs with you cry and well....you have the blogger world!

Audrey, you are so right. I'm looking for a little more laughter these days. Don't always get it but I am happy when it shows up.

Lori, I appear to be having more days like that as well. Too many times I've been looking for something only to find it in my hand. Strange! No vacation for awhile. I'm trying to keep my brain occupied. Maybe later this year.

You laughing at me Marnie....you...laughin' at me? S'okay, I laugh at me all the time!