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Re: OT - bad day

Indeed.  Great quote Bonnie.

> "Some days are like that, even in Australia", from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:32:17 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
> Subject: [CHAT] OT - bad day 
> Some days the best thing one could do would be to stay in bed with 
> the covers pulled over one's head. The problem is how does one know 
> in the morning that this will be one of those. 
> Yesterday was like that here. We had been having trouble with our 
> cable, telephone and internet company for some days, and yesterday 
> morning they assured us the problem had been fixed. It had not, and 
> I had to spend annoying time to persuade them to do something more. 
> I won't bore you with all the irritations of the day, but they were 
> numerous - 
> added to the fact that it was an awful cold, humid, overcast day that 
> looked like rain but nothing fell. 
> Then late in the afternoon, we decided we need to take a run to PetSmart 
> to get in a supply of cat food since we plan to go to the State Garden Club 
> Fall Conference in Binghamton next week, and we were running low. We 
> have figured that we save enough by buying cat food in bulk there instead 
> of at the A&P to buy a tank of gas. Anyway, the rain finally began while 
> we were loading the car. Then on the way home an unlicensed Hispanic 
> man ran a red light at a major intersection and demolished our left front 
> bumper. He turned into the cross-road where we were headed and stopped. 
> We pulled in behind him, and he put his car in reverse and backed into us, 
> finishing off the rest of the front end. Fortunately no one was hurt. We 
> called 911 and the police got there in about 45 minutes. By that time the 
> rain was pouring. The driver of the other car was talking excitedly into 
> his 
> cell phone, and within minutes a bunch more Hispanics had gathered. 
> We stayed in the car with the windows up. One of the men kept knocking 
> on the window, saying "No cops, I pay!" Of course it is required to report 
> an accident even when no one is hurt. When the police finally came, the 
> group assured him that the brother of the driver had a license, even though 
> he had not even been in the car. 
> Anyway, you get the picture. It was another hour before we were allowed 
> to limp home - the car would still drive though it was dragging parts, etc. 
> Today has been almost equally annoying, but at least not disastrous. 
> Coping with insurance companies, still arguing with the cable company, 
> and grading disgracefully bad examination papers from the Horticulture 
> School that was held on Long Island - that's another bad scene, but I 
> won't get into that now. 
> I should have stayed in bed both days. 
> Thanks for letting me vent. 
> Auralie 
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