It’s funny how some days can start out so bad, and either get better, or continue downhill. For me, today started out pretty crappy, but it got better.
This morning, I was rushing to catch my train, and I had maybe 4-5 mins before it would arrive. Hypothetically, I could park in the garage and still make it. Unfortunately, as I pulled out my train station garage key card, I accidentally dropped it under my seat. Way under my seat so that I couldn’t reach it. I had to physically get out of the car I order to hopefully retrieve it. Thankfully, there was no line of cars behind cursing me out.
As I bent over to attempt to find my key card (as the seconds ticked by) my already-much-cracked iPhone slipped out of my coat pocket, and clattered to the pavement. I cursed under my breath, but was briefly relieve that the phone didn’t suffer more damage.
I returned to looking for my key card, but no luck yet. I bent over some more, and then knocked off my eyeglasses. Argh! I eventually had to go through the backseat to find my key card. I swiped the key card, drove up to the 5th floor, found a parking spot, and ran with my laptop bag and lunch to the stairs. The train doors were already closed.
If I had not dropped my card, and not spent precious minutes looking for it, I would have been on time for work. What are you going to do?
I did have a productive day at work, caught the evening train I wanted, got synchronized green lights there and back to my in-laws’ place (had to run an errand), and spent some quality time with my wife and kids this evening.
It’s the good parts of the day that outweigh the bad.