There's a great children's book I read when I was a kid, and that I've enjoyed reading to my kids: Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It's about Alexander who's having one of those days when absolutely nothing seems to go right.
Today is one of those days....
When I got up it was hosing down with rain. Absolutely bucketing. Which meant the kids couldn't walk to school. Which meant trying to get my partner organized early enough that he could drive them on our way into town for work. On the way back from dropping the kids I realized I was supposed to feed a neighbor's cat, so we doubled back to do that.
When we got into town I fed coins into the parking meter outside the cinema only to discover it ate my money without registering any time. My partner called the number on the meter to get the code that would waive a ticket should we get one. He stayed on hold forever, then they hung up on him. He called back, and after eons, got through and received the code.
I got inside the building to discover that the roof had been leaking and there was a lot of water on the floor, the chairs and all over some lights in the theatre. I called the landlord and was summarily dismissed (as usual). When I went out into the back theatres, I discovered on was not just wet, but completely flooded and stank like a swamp. I organized for the carpet guy to come and clean up the mess and rang the landlord back to inform him that he'd be getting the bill.
It's not even noon yet. The carpet guy hasn't shown up and my first session is supposed to be at 1pm.
What else can go wrong before bedtime? Have you ever had one of these days?