A different angle
The other day, it happened again. You know what I mean. You get up, you go into the bathroom, and as soon as you do, you know exactly that this day would be better spent in bed. (I have a friend who says his days are always like this...Scary thought!)
And as much one might try to mentally prepare for the emotional roller coaster which one is undoubtely facing, one can never be ready. Quite the reverse in fact, one is rather staggered by what lies ahead.
More often than not those days seem to be Mondays, but in reality that is pure conincidence and statistically not proven. On those days, the most unexpected misfortunes take place: keys, which worked beautifully for years, break suddenly. Or the car, until now a perfect example of reliability and craftmanship, will not start. Not to mention all the little desasters, such as the smudge on the brand-new tie or the ladder in the extra expensive pair of Wolford tights.
But there is still more to come: those days appear to pass so much slower than a normal day ever would. We count the minutes watch the hours and slowly but surely they move towards the next unpleasant task: the difficult discussion, which had been avoided for some time, is finally due. Of course, your chosen line at the supermarket check-out is much longer and naturally, much slower than usual. And please do not be surprised if you have the sudden urge to divorce your partner the same evening, only because of his innocently placed: "And how was your day, Darling?"
Everybody knows these endless days and has experienced them far too often. Let's not kid ourselves, we will never be able to avoid them. All we can do is endure them with grace. However, there is one consolation: the little idiosyncrasies of a day like this can, when told much later in good humour, make great dinner-table entertainment.