Today was an interesting day.
I write this at 9:22 in the evening, my FRIENDS dvd plays in the background and my lovely fiancé is playing with her new jewelry box. Today, I worked at Aeropostale – a job I picked up for the holidays to get some Christmas gift money and to save a bit for our wedding next year.
I went in at 11:50 AM thinking to myself, “I’m getting there early! I’m excited to get settled and prep for a work day.” I was supposed to start at 12 noon.
Today was the day that the big honcho for Aero corporate was going to be there checking things out, all the managers were on edge, ready to get to work and impress the big guys from the offices.
I walk in, wearing my best Aero scarf and jacket, greet my co-workers, introduce myself to the big man and walk to the back room.
Before I clock in, I double check the schedule and to my horror and surprise, the schedule says that I work from 10 AM – 3 PM today, Dec 11, 2009.
I was officially 1 hour and 50 minutes late to work.
On the one day that the guy from corporate was visiting. I was waltzing into work incredibly late. They had to call in a co-worker early to take my place because they had no idea where I was.
I was SO FRUSTRATED! It was a wild morning that turned into a good day.
I really could have let that one incident ruin my whole day, but I was able to shake it off and to be honest I only remember the frustration of showing up late after I really sit down to think about it.
What should you try to shake off?
What has happened to you recently that you are letting ruin your day/week/month/life when you really should shake it off?