First of all, I woke up yesterday and thought it was Wednesday. I posted my A-Z Wednesday, and then blithely clicked over to the host to discover that there was no A-Z there!
A-ha, I realized, as I checked the date. I’d done my Teaser Tuesday post for this site, but I did it the night before. That kind of messed me up.
Okay, so I’m finally back on track. I visit a few blogs, and then dive into this great book I’m reading that’s getting more exciting by the minute.
But I’m still having some symptoms that I think are related to my asthma, so I call and talk to the nurse consultant, who tells me that I should come in to the office.
Long story short…I’m shuffled around from doctor, to chest x-ray, to pharmacy, but I’m clutching my book. Not wanting to miss a thing.
Somewhere along the way—I’m sure it was the pharmacy!—I set my book down. And then left without it! I realized this as I was pulling into my driveway. I was a half hour away from the pharmacy, and before I could get there, they’d be closed. Plus, it might not even be there. Meanwhile, I’m tired, hungry, and eager to get started on my medication.
Now I’m thinking…how did this happen? I started out on this trek with the book nicely tucked into my giant bag. So why would I put it on the counter? Oh, yeah! At every station, I picked up more paperwork until my bag was bulging. No room for the book.
After a call to the main line (no direct phone to the pharmacy!), they tell me…no book.
I guess someone else will be enjoying my book now! With just about 50 pages to go, I’m very, very frustrated…and sad.
So what do I do? At first, I thought I’d order another copy from Amazon. But then my better sense prevailed and I requested a copy from the library. I’m first in the queue, but that doesn’t tell me too much. The book could be almost anywhere else in this big Central Valley and I must wait until it gets here.
Luckily, I have two other books I’m reading this week, and when my missing book (ironically named Missing Pieces) arrives, I can find out what happens to our protagonist.
What do you do when you’re faced with frustrations like this? Do you calmly go on to Plan B, or do you (like me) flail about and then finally move on to Plan B?