Monday, November 30, 2009

What Next?

The silicon chip inside her head
Gets switched to overload.
And nobody's gonna go to school today,
She's going to make them stay at home.
And daddy doesn't understand it,
He always said she was as good as gold.
And he can see no reason
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown?

Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays.
Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays.
Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays.
I want to shoot
The whole day down ...

... and that's how the first part of the song 'I don't like Mondays' by the Boomtown Rats go. That song echoes what I feel right now and the only consolation is that Monday is almost over. Yes, everything that could go wrong for my Monday went absolutely wrong. I'm too stressed out and exhausted about the whole Monday so I'll just leave some short (hopefully) snippets about my 'beautiful' Monday!

9.35am
Switched on my workstation and discover that it's on an eternal restart loop! Great, just great! There goes all my work that I slogged over the past week and now I'll never see it again cos the only way to stop that eternal restart loop of my PC is to reformat the darn thing! And I had some VERY important work saved too! Back up, Nick! Back up!

11.20am
After reinstalling most of the drivers back (and we do have some propriety drivers for our large format inkjet machines), I discover that some of the drivers are corrupted (and it has to be the IMPORTANT drivers at that!). Calling the vendors doesn't get much done as they can only come tomorrow or the day after (so what do I do in the meantime? Knit?). I have deadlines to meet so I resort to downloading all the drivers which takes almost all day.

3.45pm
Finally get all the drivers up and loaded again. The printer decides to get into the picture by printing out wonderfully fuzzy images! Good god, you're not supposed to do that! You're an RM87,000 plus machine! You're not supposed to give me grief! Damn you! Damn you! Damn you!

4.22pm
The machine problem is fixed. A client calls and says he needs his T-shirts delivered by Wednesday! No problem but that was before the supplier tells me he hasn't even started production yet! Great, just great! Monday is sure getting better by the minute. Between me screaming at the supplier and my client screaming at me, I wished the earth would have opened up and swallowed me whole. The worst part is the client is a friend of mine and the event is this Friday and it happens to be taking place out of town. I don't know how I'm going to get the T-shirts delivered. I am hoping for divine intervention here ... urmmm God, are you listening to me?

4.52pm
I decide to pack it up and head for home. I can't take this any longer and if I stay in the office for one more minute, I'm afraid the building will collapse or some thugs will take the whole office hostage! Going home while there is still some semblance of hope is the best thing to do ...

... The telex machine is kept so clean
As it types to a waiting world.
And mother feels so shocked,
Father's world is rocked,
And their thoughts turn to
Their own little girl.
Sweet 16 ain't so peachy keen,
No, it ain't so neat to admit defeat.
They can see no reasons
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown?

Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays.
Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays.
Tell me why?
I don't like Mondays.
I want to shoot
The whole day down. 

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31 comments:

  1. crummie.. poor u. Tuesday will be kind to you.

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  2. i rely on 2 externals here.. just in case the pc kaput.. my work is still on externals.

    if externals kaput.. then i kaput too. The thing with externals.. if the thief comes & take my externals.. i am kaput for real. That reminds me.. i better get external no 3 and put it in a safe deposit box or bury it in the garden.. or let Dommy guard it for dear life.

    cheer up ya! tomorrow will be better.

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  3. This sounds really horrible! I wouldn't want to be in your place! But the good news is, tomorrow will be a better day. So smile : )

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  4. Mondays sure like to make your blood shoot up ya, Nick? :)
    Anyways, im sure today will be better.

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  5. gosh.. what a sucky Monday it was for you! Yes, today will be a better day for you :)

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  6. Boomtown Rats! Does this mean I'm an aged person because I know the singer of that song? Instead of reading your entry, I sung the tune in my head. :-P

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  7. ugh..the perils of technology..especially on Mondays and Fridays!

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  8. Poor you! Hope today is better...

    Tis a tragic song, but I love the tune.

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  9. hmm never heard of tht tune before :P

    and oh yeah backup backup!!! (reminding myself)

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  10. Anny - With a Monday like that, I'm looking forward to Tuesday!

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  11. Anny - i better get external no 3 and put it in a safe deposit box or bury it in the garden.. or let Dommy guard it for dear life. ... LOL! What happens if some other dog comes and steal that external pulak? Hahah ...

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  12. Foong - I hope it is Foong, I really hope it is.

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  13. Carol - Monday and me, well, what can I say :D

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  14. Jacq - It was a horrible Monday. Thanks Jacq, I hope it will be a better Tuesday.

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  15. Gallivanter - Hahaha ... And what does that make me cos I know the song by heart!

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  16. Mama Mia - Mondays just don't like me all that much.

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  17. Sriyany - Yes, technology can suck big time on Mondays.

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. I wanted to leave a comment but your blog seems unable to leave comments.

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  18. Terra - Any other day is always better than Mondays!

    I love the tune too :D

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  19. Xin - LOL! I guess you're not as old as Dan and me la ...

    Yes, I've learned my lesson about backing up from now on :D

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  20. poor Nick! hey, it's already Wednesday! :-D

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  21. Thank you. We laid her to rest yesterday.

    Yes there was a problem with the settings in my blog but it's been fixed :)

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  22. Dun worry, it's Wednesday already. 2 more days then weekend sudah!! :D

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  23. Nothing but a normal and boring working day, right, Nick? Sigh!

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  24. Monica - Yay, it's Wednesday already :D

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  25. Sriyany - My condolences to her family.

    Cool, I thought I was banned from commenting ... LOL!

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  26. Rose - Yup, just the same old usual crap ... siggghhh!

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  27. Meleah - They are, and this one was doubly so!

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