Not so good friday!

Some days are just annoying, irritating, exasperating, infuriating, tiring and maddening. Each and every task you take up or that falls upon you like Newton’s apple, has to go wrong. Are the stars to blame, or is it the wrong note set at the very start of the day, that propagates throughout the day, spoiling it in its entirety? Whatever be the reason, today was one such day that pestered me and forced me to rant about it aloud.

The day commenced with mild headache. It was probably the consequence of browsing through the mobile phone, as soon as I opened my eyes. Oh, but don’t I do the same everyday? Yes I do, but who knows, may be today I opened my eyes some degrees wider, a second or two before they could accurately adjust to the pricking bright light :|. I soon realized, this headache is not letting go of me so easily; it is here to stay.

Why do people eat apple in office bus? Can’t they spare 5 minutes from their super tight schedules and eat it at home and then board the bus? Or can’t they just excuse me and find any other seat that is not in close proximity to me? That crunching sound is too irritating and believe me, I could hear it even with my earphones on and songs played at highest possible decibel, my phone could emit.

Next, I met an annoying person at the bus bay. When your head is being continuously hammered from inside, all you wish for, is silence and peace and not any infuriating conversations.
Waving at me from a distance, I could actually envisage him saying “Hello, I am here to spoil your peaceful walk to the office building.” After an obligatory Hello, I said I have an important phone call to make, thinking he will walk away and leave me alone. But No! He decided to ignore my ignoring him and continued to walk. Plus, I had to make a forceful call to someone too.

Headache was now getting increasingly onerous. Checked my bag for a packet of Crocin tablets, but there wasn’t any. Hurtled straight to the chemist shop in campus, only to find it closed, scheduled to open 2 hours later, leaving me with no alternative but to bear the pain. Coffee, food, eye exercises – nothing could budge the pain. It probably loved being my companion.

Why are all the meetings planned far away from your building only on the day you wear heels? Wearing a pair of heels in a frenzy, proved to be completely dreadful today. Meetings with insufficient lead times, make your planned work go for a toss. Plus, when you have headache and leg ache they seem even worse. Additionally, if they end up handing over no brainer documents and sheets to complete, nothing can sound more terrible.

Needless to say, all the additional work made me stay late at work. At the end of the day, I was so knackered that I couldn’t even entertain the thought of hitting the gym. Guilt and regret that comes from inability to go to gym, when the scale has just started going down is beyond explanation. Hope those who have gone through this will agree.

To end the day on a less negative, if not on a positive note, I decide to grab a soothing cup of frappe from nearby coffee shop. Ah, but there is a fly in the ointment yet again! There is no one to serve me, the person supposedly has gone to collect a courier. I am sitting here, waiting for him, for more than 20 minutes now, penning my painful day down, but there are no signs of his return. I think, I should just leave now and accept today is not my day.

The day was a far cry from conventional Friday. Though it was an awful day, upcoming weekend appears to me like a light at the end of the tunnel. Hope it helps replenish my levels of positivity.

Destiny!

Today post workout, I start feeling a bit dizzy. I think of just giving up on the long walk to bus bay to catch office bus and decide to book a cab instead, to quickly reach home. Gym is around 5 – 7 minutes walk from office gate, so I just book the cab, as I head out of the gym and start walking. As I begin walking, the feeling of discomfort starts growing and I finally decide to sit back and relax for a while on the nearby bench and not create a scene by collapsing somewhere in the middle of the road, that too in office premises.
Cab has already arrived, I get call from the driver “Madam I am here, I can wait for maximum 5 minutes. If you don’t come by then, cab will be cancelled and amount will be deducted.” I tell him to cancel as I am unwell and cannot reach in next 5 minutes for sure. He calls me again in a minute. “Madam there is some problem with the mobile application. I am unable to cancel, but I am gone, amount will be deducted when my application starts responding.” I say okay and disconnect.
I drink some water, relax for a while and then head straight to the cafeteria. I feel better after eating and it is almost the time for the next bus, so I finally take the next office bus to get back home.
After I reach home, I get a call from an unknown number asking if I am okay, as the cab I had booked has met with an accident. Taken aback by the news I answer “I am okay, I had to cancel the cab as I could not reach in time.” I am not in position to ask any further questions and I just hang up.
I don’t have any more details on the gravity of the accident or where it took place, all I know is I was blessed and saved from a mishap today and that the “destiny” has played a major role. I realized that the things that you are destined to, do happen no matter how hard you try to stop them from happening and vice versa.
I was saved from an accident, while I was disturbed by a mere feeling of discomfort. I did learn a lesson for sure, to not moan about petty things in life.
To believe in God; he does see a bigger picture, while we all can only see a limited part of it.
Sometimes the reasons behind certain circumstances in life aren’t revealed in a jiffy, but in longer run as the truth unfolds, we do realize that everything happened for good. Trust His decisions and gracefully accept what is in the destiny.