This morning has been a Carneval de Stupid.
First, it rained enough over night that I decided to engage my electric pump to bail out the bottom of the outdoor steps to the basement so the water doesn’t come in under the door like ti did last week, hence prompting the purchase of the pump. The first time I used the pump, it got air locked so this time I tried following the anti-air-lock instructions which involved starting it before attaching the hose. You know where this is going, don’t you? Yes. I did, in fact, get a face full of water shot up at high velocity.
Next, I decided to drive in since I no longer have any faith in Metro’s ability to transport people if the weather is anything less than perfect. The roads were wet and crowded but passable. I got to daycare and saw that there was only one car parked in the two-car pull-in so I thought I should be able to drop C off quickly and get to work. Wrong. The car was parked SMACK IN THE MIDDLE thus rednering the remaining space in front and back of the car too small for my husband’s enormous SUV, which I was driving specifically because I did not anticipate having to park in any small spoaces. I wanted for over 10 minutes for the guilty parent to emerge and move the car. Didn’t happen. I ended up parking illegally half a block away and running C through the rain into daycare, which was one of the things I had been hoping to avoid by driving.
Once I got to work I dashed across the street to get a bagel. There was one person taking bagel orders, two people on the register, one woman talking to an unseen person in the doorway to the back room, and five adults waiting in line behind the family of four being served by the person taking orders. The chatty woman finally stopped chatting and, instead of helping the five adults in line, restocked the juice boxes in the cooler.
I have now officially reached my tolerance for Stupid today. Anyone who attempts an act of Stupidity in my presence, will face reprisal. I cannot be responsible for what I might say under these circumstances. For all of your safety, I shall be shutting my office door and avoiding people for the remainder of the morning.