Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Office Doesn't Like Me .....

Got to work today - left a bit early so the drive wasn't that painful (traffic has been pretty awful for the last couple of days due to the rain!).

Anyway, I get to work in a non-stressed, happy sort of mood. Walk to the staff entrance, swipe my card, push the door ... push the door some more ... mmm, swipe card again, push door, swipe card (it's beeping at me and the light's turning green, so it's reading the card), push door, push door some more. There's a staff member now standing on the other side of the door watching me, but he can't help as this door doesn't have a turn & open type handle - it has to respond to the card swipe.

Just wondering about options, when I try yet again and to my stunned amazement it worked this time.

Walked up the stairs, straight to the coffee machine, as is my usual habit and the coffee machine has a 'service me' message flashing and won't give me coffee :(

That's two things ... hope there's not a third .......

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

LOL- I'm assuming the 'third one' didn't jump up and bite you... And yeah, that's kinda how my whole WEEK is going!

Christina LMT said...

Nah, you'll be fine! I'll keep my fingers crossed, regardless. :)

Crucis said...

I've seen that happen a few times. It usually meant there was a pink slip waiting for you and your boss had removed you from the security database making you card useless.

Glad that wasn't the cause.

Julie said...

thanks guys ... well i got through the rest of the day at work without further mishap. Well they did have a fire drill which i sort-of didn't realise so i was the last person out of the building ... hehehe ... well if you can't smell smoke there's no fire, is there?

The only other thing that went 'bad' last night was that i was in a middle of a very interesting GBC chat - regarding the problems i am having with my reloads and the power went off :(

And Crucis they just signed an extension to my contract so I think i'm okay for another 3 months :)

Crucis said...

Julie, that's great. Too bad it's short-term. Perhaps next time it's for a longer period.

I've worked as a self-employed consultant and it can be rough at times.

Glad to hear the good news.