Some days you wish you could press ‘rewind’ and start over. They start off on the wrong foot and get worse as the day progresses. Yesterday was such a day for me. Perhaps if you did the exact opposite of everything I did yesterday, you would have a fabulous day! Yes!
So here’s 9 easy steps to total frustration:
Step One: Begin the day by not getting enough sleep the night before – e.g. eating too much/late the night before, drinking too much alcohol/caffeine the night before, being hormonal, being worried about something, not exercising the day before, watching telly too late the night before
Step Two: Eat a late breakfast, and don’t eat enough, so you get hungry and really irritable really quickly
Step Three: Delay morning coffee until nearly lunchtime
Step Four: Buy new electrical gadgetry which replaces the old analogue device – in this case a new DVD and PVR
Step Five: Try to install said gadgetry by actually following supplied instructions
Step Six: Verbalise loudly over unco-operative gadgetry equipment and stupid manuals which don’t include any scenarios in their trouble-shooting guide that cover the error message received
Step Seven: Scan the horizon for help, then mutter again with the realisation that there is no one to help and the technical support number in the manual is an inactive service
Step Eight: Stop after half a day. Eat something. Breathe. Glance at the time and remark to spouse how the weekend has disappeared
Step Nine: Try again the next day to get the stupid PVR to work. We are still trying!