1. My car had a flat tyre one night while driving home from work. The tyre burst even before I left the parking lot, but I had never experienced driving a car with a flat tyre before so I thought it was an engine problem at first. And it was on a day when I left my cell phone at home, of all days. Thinking it was an engine problem, I thought the car could hang on while I drive it home but a quarter of the way home, I had to pull over. I was kinda scared because I was in the middle of the highway, with no way of communicating with Dee. I tried flagging down a motorcyclist, as the emergency lane was right next to the motorcyclists’ lane, but none would stop. In the end I found someone walking by the deserted industrial area opposite the highway and borrowed his phone to call Dee. The whole ordeal lasted about two and a half hours.
2. The writing workshop my bosses sponsored me for was somewhat of a waste of time, in my opinion. It was supposed to teach me how to write for online media, but it felt more like a workshop teaching me how to write a newspaper article. It might come in useful some day but I don’t think this was what my bosses had in mind when they agreed to pay for my participation. It certainly wasn’t what I had in mind either! There was too little online element in the teaching and I also think online media isn’t necessarily confined to newspaper websites. I don’t even get a certificate or something after the workshop. We were made to write an opinion piece at the end. I was one of the first to pass up because I didn’t put much effort in it. It felt like another class essay I had to write! I’m not sure if they will comment on it and pass it back to us?
3. Bosses have been on vacation last weekend and are only due to come back next week. At first I thought it would be good to not feel the pressure of performing in front of them but now I’m sort of wishing they come back soon. I have a lot of things I need to clarify with them regarding the website we’re about to launch. That will be done on the first day of next month itself but they are only due back at the very last day of this month! As a result, I have many incomplete tasks because I cannot proceed further without getting their approval or equipment from them. But I better enjoy this moment while it’s still around. Surely when they return I will bemoan their presence as all good employees do! 😛
ps. Goodness, I can’t believe I forgot to tell you what happened after the two and a half hours ordeal with my flat tyre. Dee came and waited with me for the motor insurance emergency van to come help us fix the spare tyre. When they did come and set the spare tyre, the spare tyre was leaking. Badly. 😕 Dee refused to pay for a tow truck so we had to leave my car at the highway. The next day my dad brought the mechanic over to where my car was, and discovered the passenger car door was jimmied into so badly that I can’t use the key to open that door. 👿