My Thursday morning went a little something like this:
Woke up pretty much on time. Since I picked my clothes out the night before, packed most of my lunch the night before and even made breakfast for this morning the night before……. I was feeling pretty good. I’ll treat myself to Starbucks in uptown today. *leaves for work* 7:20am
*Arrival time in parking deck: 7:45am* Cool…still enough time to walk to work and get there by 8 am. *Walking through parking garage and through lobby of my previous location* “AMBER!! HI!! HOW ARE YOU?!” Stopped by two familiar faces wanting to chit chat before work. To be polite, I chit chat and slowly the anxiety in my soul builds. “I have to go…it’s great seeing you guys!” Glance down at phone to check the time. 8:00am- I still had one more building to walk through….. Grr….
Sit down at work and scramble to log in before 8:30. Log in. Check the time 8:15 am. Cool. I can now relax. Time for coffee. 8:20am
Grab my debit card ONLY…and think..”oh let me grab my phone, too, so I can check in on my handy dandy Yelp app”….leave and walk through security portal. 8:25am. Security portal shuts behind me
*GASP*….…I FORGOT MY BADGE!!!! THAT’S ON MY DESK…ALONG W/ MY DL….How in thee whirl am I going to get back in without ID?! Who can I call to put me into the system as a visitor?? I calmly walk to get coffee anyway. 8:30 am
…come back and proceed to beg the security guard to let me in. Call all the admin’s I know to get a hold of my boss or someone who can put me into the visitor system so I can receive a temp badge. “Amber??” I turn around and see it’s a friendly face. “Hey! You work in this building?” Me:” I sure do…for about a week now. I’ve already forgotten my badge. I’m a nerd” Friendly face leaves to go to work. He can’t help me and I don’t even ask. *gulp coffee* try to call more people to help break me in. No luck. *take four big gulps of coffee* So much for a treat…I can’t even enjoy my coffee. *take last swig of coffee* Finally find someone who can say they know me and put me into security system. 9:05 am
….get signed in at security desk…coffee is now empty and I don’t remember drinking it. Finally get upstairs and low and behold…… I still can’t get into my floor. I’m stuck in what I like to call “purgatory”. I’m in limbo on my floor and the temp badge doesn’t get you past these doors. Called the only person I know. HALLELUJAH. Sit down at my desk. 9:20 am.
So much for pre planning and getting to work early. *sighs* there’s always tomorrow. For now…I’m going to enjoy two cups of Joe.