I’m a Dad #8
A few weeks ago, I was having a terrible day at work.
The printer kept giving me the PC LOAD LETTER error All of my network printers were lost and I spent the better part of the morning reinstalling them.
Someone sent me a file via Lotus Notes and after editing for half an hour, Word froze. I didn’t save the file as anything and Word didn’t autosave, so I had to do it over again. After I finally finished, the person was pretty upset that it took me so long.
Someone took work I did and claimed it as their own and got all the credit.
I was the last one to find out about leftovers from a luncheon and all that was left was the garnish and bologna.
I was enjoying time on the throne when someone turned off the light as they were leaving the bathroom.
I got bumped in the hallway and the other person didn’t so much as give me a second glance.
I got chewed out for something I didn’t have a direct hand in.
Nothing seemed to be going right.
I got a papercut.
On the way home I must have had a “Please Cut Me Off, I Don’t Mind” sticker on the side of my car because everyone was cutting me off.
After parking the car, I took a moment to reflect on the day. Failing so miserably at climbing the corporate ladder sure makes me feel like a nobody.
When I got into the house, D1 drops the book she was reading (she loves to read so this was huge), shouts, “APPA!”, then shouts “YAY!” as she runs over to me, gives me a hug and says, “I love you, appa! I missed you!”
Life may beat me down and make me feel like a nobody, but as long as I’m somebody to my daughters, I’m good. IAD