Saturday, August 28, 2010

Misadventures on a Friday



I had a brief moment of insanity.  I had four scheduled trainings for today and when i got into the office 30 minutes before my first meeting, I was told that there was no internet connection, and all the other employees were deployed to internet cafes.  Good thing my co-worker brought his lap top and he has this usb type thing he plugs in to get internet connection, so I asked him if I could use it for a bit to send out a skype message to our colleagues in the US to help out and cover the meeting. 

   In my panicky mode I skyped our manager informing him of the situation and instead of saying I was planning to head out to the nearest internet cafe, i told him I was in an internet cafe.  Gosh, I actually told a lie, well I consider it a "white lie' since it was not intentional.  He started to ask me if I had audio connections in the internet cafe, and I told him there were no headsets available as a lot of people were playing.  And he was like, "why are people playing, aren't they supposed to be working?", so I told him they were not from the office and so as not to tell another lie, I signed out of Skype without saying goodbye.

With no other choice, I grabbed my headset and decided to head home and do my trainings there.  When I opened my e-mail at home, my 2 pm training was rescheduled to 4 pm, and my 5 pm was moved to August 31st. Great, at least I only have one training to worry about. Sitting in front of the PC at home and doing work is really not my thing.  It's really true what they say not to bring your work at home. I feel as If I could not get things done because there is the temptation of going to bed and sleep, or maybe open social networking sites, not to mention the television.  And just when I was about to doze off, I was told that the internet connection at the office has been restored.  I immediately changed back to my work clothes, luckily a cab just dropped off a neighbor and so I hurriedly went outside and got into the cab.  In less than 30 minutes I was back in my work station and typing away e-mails.  Well, that was my misadventure on my last working day of the week.  Anyway, I have the weekend to look forward to so no worries, I'm back to my old self again. :)

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