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I did a couple things last night I've not done in a long time.

I forgot to set my alarm, and then I didn't wake up before the alarm should of gone off anyway. Woke up, stretched, rolled over to look at Herself's alarm (I use my cell phone, which is showing signs of age and no longer displays the current time) thinking it should be about time for the alarm. Herself's clock stolidly showed me 06:00.

This is about an hour later than I normally get up during the work week. Now, Herself doesn't keep the alarm set to the current time. Usually it's a bit fast. I got up and went to check the time in the kitchen (clock is only a few minutes fast) to verify that indeed my body clock woke me an hour later than normal.

Just to rub things in for my other friends that work at daytime, though, I made it to work on time without needing to scramble. I get up as early as I do mostly to make the morning less of a scramble than otherwise. The biggest part of it involves leaving early so as to avoid school busses on the road. Indeed, this morning two yellow boxes almost caught me, but they put on their flashing lights close enough that I couldn't stop safely. Rear-view showed me to be a good 100 ft/30 metres past them before the "Stop" sign swung out from the side.

A lesser reason I drive in so early is getting a closer parking place. That's truly a lesser reason though. In absolutely inclement weather, I'll use the Hospital Shuttle bus system; otherwise I walk, in an effort to maintain my svelt figure.

Even given a later departure time and parking in a further away garage, I made it to work on time. Again, there's a couple of reasons for that. The first, and greater reason is my work hours don't 'start' until 07:30 or 08:00, depending on who one asks. The second is, being salaried those work hours are sort of loosely defined anyway. I'll be paid for 40 hours each week. If the work is done in less than that, probably OK unless the work is done in a lot less than that which means I don't have enough work. If the work requires more than that either we're at the go-live of an implementation or upgrade, or I'm not doing something correctly.

Still, I figured I'd be later into the office than my office-team, and stopped to pick up coffee and breakfast because, hey, it's Friday, I'm not-late late, so futz. Imagine my surprise when I opened the door to a room full of air and office furntiture.

Yup. It's Friday.

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singingnettle
Feb. 22nd, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you weren't late and didn't feel moved to drive like a maniac or anything.
madshutterbug
Feb. 22nd, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Me too. Roads are still wet and this morning there's fog. I knew I'd be 'on time', though, since I usually leave so much earlier than necessary.
tx_cronopio
Feb. 22nd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Hey, you still get bonus points for bringing breakfast!

mmm...breakfast. *wanders off to kitchen*
madshutterbug
Feb. 22nd, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
It wasn't a really fancy breakfast, just stuff found here at Hospital. Though I might add (my Nursing friends will laugh over this) not from Hospital cafeteria. Independant vendor.
lolleeroberts
Feb. 22nd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
There's a Whataburger commercial here that says "If you're running late, stop and pick up a sackful of sausage and biscuits. That way you're not the guy who's late, you're the guy who brought breakfast!"

My addendum is: People will eventually figure out why you're always the one with the box of donuts, but they probably won't care. They may start scheduling things a half hour earlier than they need to be just so they'll get pastry.
madshutterbug
Feb. 22nd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! Well, I can't claim that I thought of it that way. *G*
bordercolliebrs
Feb. 22nd, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
You need to make them pay you to stay home, Boss.
madshutterbug
Feb. 22nd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, Houdini, I'm working on it.
fatfred
Feb. 22nd, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
I get to work early, to read my comics and ease into the day.
My interior alarm clock usualy goes off if the normal one doesn't. Sigh.
Glad you made it safe.
madshutterbug
Feb. 22nd, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of how I start my day too; somewhere in the middle of that I'll also open up work e-mail and start checking on things and calendar. Like today; Audit Basic Workstation class...
thaddeusfavour
Feb. 22nd, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Fastest I was ever able to make it from bed to door, including shower, is 10 minutes. Ah, but I was younger then. These days I actually like to wake up before I start driving!
madshutterbug
Feb. 22nd, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
The driving is ever so much more pleasant that way. *G*

I think that's about my fastest speed, too, though I've not tried recently. Even this morning it proved nice knowing I didn't need to rush.
lizardling
Feb. 23rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Not being late is of the good.

That said, I know what you mean by air and office furniture. I'm currently blocked on a couple of issues because the key players have all bugged out early for the day.
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