Ever Have “One of Those Days?”

Posted on November 12, 2010 by - Also by this author

The kind where everything goes wrong.
 
For two days in a row, I have been having “one of those days,” when everything I touch seems to explode in my face. You start thinking about your past and what kind of karma has been dredged up and why now.
 
While I usually write about industry topics, my blog also serves as a vent for the pressures in life that I am sure we all share. We are all human. We all work in a 24/7 business that never shuts down and problems can arise at anytime of the day or night without warning.
 
It is the human element that also can cause major blowups when two people simply are not in sync with each other on a given day. The fact that you have to interact together can certainly be a problem when one person is in a foul mood and the other person is having a great, positive day. Who is going to ruin whose day in this case?
 
Yesterday I was in a fantastic mood. I was upbeat and positive. I sent a routine business correspondence to a “source” for an upcoming article. This person must have been having a bad day because she wrote me a horrible message back calling me rude. Rude? Okay, there is no doubt the description can fit me on any given day. However, I was not rude and I sent the same message to four other sources that all answered me promptly and efficiently without any comment to the “tone” of my e-mail that simply asked for a response within 48 hours.
 
Well, that put me in a foul mood for the rest of the day. Next, I offered up a note of apology only to be met with another terse e-mail asking me to never contact her or her company again. Wow! I honestly don’t know what happened but that put me in a worse mood and then it seemed that everything was bad for the rest of the day. My plans fell apart. A car developed mechanical problems. And the final topper of the day was going home and finding out that the chicken pot pies I bought on sale were the cheese flavored and not the regular flavored. You know when you are having chicken pot pie for dinner you had a crappy day anyway! 
 
Thank goodness I get to start over today. I cannot help but wonder if someone didn’t throw a hex on me yesterday. Anyone else experience a similar day lately?
 

— Jim Luff, LCT Contributing Editor

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

July 18, 2017

Getting It Wrong On Uber’s Return To Austin

See Exhibit A on the misleading spin the limousine industry faces when exposing the unfairness of TNCs.

July 18, 2017

Comic Conventions Can Be A Geeky Goldmine

It’s time to tap into your inner nerd and expand past traditional tradeshow group transportation.

July 6, 2017

Welcoming All Back To The New LCT Blog

JIM LUFF: I'm not retired, tired, or tuned out. Just immersing in other areas of the industry.

March 8, 2017

Immigration Issues Can Hit Limo Operators

Illegal or not, immigrants in one California region spend hard-earned money on renting stretch limousines.

March 1, 2017

Did The Dent Fairy Come To Visit You?

Unlike the tooth fairy and baby teeth, the dent fairy never runs out of vehicles.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - July 2017 $12.95 COVER STORY: * Why These Titans Work So Hard to Give it Away * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close