Today has been one of those last straw days. It started out fairly normally, the traffic on the way to work was light because the university students are in the middle of exams. Our cynical friend at work was in a good mood and it was all looking positive. Then…
Blow 1: Our cynical friend didn’t come out to morning tea with us all – which is unusual. When we were walking back to our desk we saw the graphic surgical procedure pictures she was looking at. They had found a cyst which they are going to operate on. As if she hasn’t got enough on her plate.
Blow 2: We’ve been nominated as the union representative for the workplace. Considering how we don’t like arguments or confrontation, I’ve no idea why they elected us – especially as we refused to volunteer.
Blow 3: Each website we visited today that had an Ad banner, was advertising the “Death Quiz”. It invited you to fill in the quiz to find out when you would die. Considering how suicidal we are at the moment, those subtle messages are not helpful.
Blow 4: One of the most vivid abuse memories we have is an event that occurred on the grounds of the local kindergarten. Today in the newspaper feeds, a headline jumped out – that kindergarten had been set on fire. It started on the couch they kept on the porch. How the kindergarten is used on the weekend at night as a gathering place for teens was mentioned. SO and W are triggered so badly. We were already unsteady, but this has pushed us over.
Blow 5: We were 3 minutes late for our desk shift because we got caught up in a conversation about a major system upgrade that is happening next week. Another team leader came up and yelled at us for being late in front of other team members.
It’s now 1am and we’re terrified of trying to sleep. We know the nightmares will be there. It’s just one bad day right? We can do this……….