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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blaming Etisalat

I've been late for work four times this entire school year. Which isn't bad, until you consider that all four "lates" were in the past month.  And until today, I was literally ONE MINUTE late for work each time.  But one minute means that I still have to sign the Late Sheet. 

Today we have our monthly meeting and I know punctuality will be a hot topic.  So of course, I woke up early, brushed my teeth, washed my face, rubbed out the sleepy lines and heated up the espresso machine.  Five minutes later I was jumping in the car, a full FIFTEEN minutes earlier than normal.  Then disaster struck.  I glanced at my car clock, then my mobile phone/alarm clock, looked back at my car clock, back at the mobile... (I'm on a horse). UGH, EEEEK!  I keep my mobile 15 minutes fast to help me stay "on time". 

Last night, at some random point in the night, my mobile went in sync with Etisalat, the mobile provider I use here.  My stupid friggin annoying mobile was no longer fifteen minutes fast.  And I'm still in the dark as to how this happened.  I didn't tell it to change times - last night while running errands the clock was normal... fast...  This morning I wasn't leaving for work early, I was leaving later than normal.  Actually, it was a record late time.

Shoot me now...

moral of the story:  "lates" are not nearly as cool as "lattes"


  1. LOL, if they ask, just tell them this story :P

  2. I tried to explain this to Charmaine but then it just seemed to complicated... the dog ate my homework?!?!