Peter: "Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday, and you're not feelin' real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays'?"
Lawrence: "I believe you'd get your a** kicked sayin' something like that, man." - Office Space
Today I have had a case of the Mondays. I know I shouldn't feel this way what with college football's biggest game at the tail end of it but I gotta tell you right now I'm batting something like 0-10 today. First off, I got up late. My dog usually wakes me up at the right time but apparently it's Monday in his world too. Secondly, it's raining. No, it's not raining. It's like apocalyptic amounts of water from the sky. Driving to HQ today I'm thinking "how could this weather get worse?" As if on cue, the rain became hail. Then came the frogs, locusts, and by the time I got to work the first born children were starting to look a little worse for the wear. Trudging into work I learned something about the boots that I had purchased a couple of weeks ago. They're not waterproof. I guess water resistant and water proof are different things but, man, I wish those differences had been explained on a hangtag or something at the store.
I then decided I needed coffee. I don't usually drink coffee but there's just some times that its use is the only thing that will get you started. We just got some Intelligentsia in the house and it's outstanding. My Folgers moment would only last a couple of seconds as I promptly spilled the entire container of grounds all over the carpet in my boss' office. Coffee grounds everywhere. To make matters worse, the rain mixing with the melting feet of snow created a situation in the factory that was keeping our maintenance staff too busy to bring down a vacuum. I went in search of a vacuum and finally decided just to cop one from the maintenance closet. Know what? That vacuum didn't work. Finally got one that did but it looked like the vacuum cleaner from "I Love Lucy". Needless to say, it sucked, but not well.
It's only 11 am so I have some time to salvage today. Glass half full, right? Half full of coffee grounds.