Thursday, June 28, 2007
Fuck! I Need A Drink
I had a shitty, shitty day.
It started out bad.
I was tired, I stayed up way past my bedtime to watch a movie, then I went home and had to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. (Thank you DVR) As a result, I was dog ass tired this morning.
The movie was excellent, but it really put me in a "damn I miss Rene', maybe we could have worked things out mood." (But that's another post.)
Then at work, all hell broke loose today.
Let me explain.
I work for a relatively small Engineering company. I have one client that is pretty much mine alone. When i don't have anything to do for that client, I fill in on smaller jobs for other clients.
I turned in (to my main client) the project from hell about three weeks ago.
Or so I thought.
Long story short - Let's do the front end loading that we should have done in January today.
Today. Three weeks after I closed the job out. the client wants to rethink basic design decisions that should have been decided before I ever received a scope.
Of course, at this point the client doesn't understand that this is outside the scope of the original job and will cost more.
Add to that, I picked up a couple of jobs for another client this week, thinking I was finished with that project.
By the end of next week, I have to deliver three projects and I will be out of the office Monday and Wednesday. That means Thursday will suck.
On top of that, the ex called today and wants to keep the kids until Thursday. (I was supposed to get them Sunday). I didn't have a compelling reason to tell her no, other than that now, my holiday is fucked up. So, I have to drive for four fucking hours Thursday after work, and still be in the office Friday morning.
I am going to have that drink now.
I wanted a Manhattan, but I'm out of Maker's Mark.
Scotch it is.