Why you shouldn’t read newspapers

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……….

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5 Responses to “Why you shouldn’t read newspapers”

  1. 1 fromthesamesky July 2, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Oh castorgirl what an awful awful day. I’m not surprised you feel so triggered and unstable. I believe (if blogger timings are right) that it is still the middle of the night there – if so and if you are still feeling rubbish know that I am here (awake) thinking of you and sending over whatever you may need right now.

  2. 2 David July 2, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Oh, honey — what a terrible day. Are you feeling any better?

  3. 3 Ivory July 2, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Oh, darn, bummer. Bummer, and bummer.

    Hope you finally got some sleep, it sucks to be half-baked at work the next day. Really sorry, tho, about the bad day you’ve had.

    I don’t have any great and insightful thing to say to make it better – ’cause this kind of day gets me down, too.


  4. 4 kerro July 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Oh so sorry to hear about your day, Castorgirl. That just ain’t right at all. Hope your night wasn’t as bad as you thought it might be. (((CG)))

  5. 5 castorgirl July 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you all for your comments and support. It’s really appreciated…

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