Sunday, September 21, 2008

what a sunday (and saturday as well)?!

my nightmare actually started in the afternoon of this past saturday.
when i received the phone call from my boss.
there was an urgent request from the head office.
so there i was at the mtr station, almost yelling at the top of my lung cos too much background noise at the station...

after some 15 mins, got off the line, headed to the gate, went to the platform and got on a train.
i was still a bit dizzy from the conversation i just had... 
next thing i knew, i heard a voice saying "next station:: admiralty"...
it woke me up from my dizziness instantly!!!
i was supposed to go to prince edward!  
but instead i headed off in a totally opposite direction!

i quickly got up and left the train...
while calling somotu to let him know of this silliest thing, i got on to another train.

and that's not the end of it.
i heard another voice again,  this time it said "next station:: causeway bay"!!!
arrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
how could i be so silly!  got on the wrong train two times in a roll!!!
i called somotu again, and he said "then why don't you change your plan and go to causeway bay instead?"
but that's not where i wanted to go...
so i got off and finally, finally hopped on to the right train...

altogether i wasted 30 minutes of my time!!!  soooooooooo silly.

then, another round of work related phone calls and emails exchange started from 8pm to almost 2am..
i was really tired...

today, i got woke up by a call at 10:30am...  WORK again!!!

you could probably guess how i spent the rest of my sunday,
yup, i worked from 1pm to 12midnight...........
this is really crazy.......

putting all the frustration at work aside, three little things to be happy about:
1. at least i got company in the office as my colleague also came in to do that piece of work
2. boss was ok with us requesting for air-conditioning (actually if she hasn't allowed, we would have just paid for it ourselves so as not to get suffocated. besides, i couldn't imagine her saying no to us.)...  and guess how much this request is going to cost the firm? first, a handling fee of HKD250 will be charged... then, HKD200 per hour..  you can do the rest of the math.
3. the taxi driver who drove us back home was nice and polite (very hard to find polite people, not to mention polite taxi drivers, nowadays.  every one seems to be harsh and rude.  probably "contaminated" by all the noisy and crazy soap operas showing on the tv)...  and the best part was, he was listening to some chet baker sound-alike jazzy music...  so soothing...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh no...!!

i feel so "cheung hei"...but you really need to so something with that crazy job of yours!! i really wish i could help in some way!!

joanna

betbet said...

Motu, you must be busy with the current market situation...

aileen :: motu said...

yes yes... and there seems to be no end....