There are some things that it is prudent to be superstitious about. Until today, I never really worried about Friday the 13th. Then again, today was not like any other that I have experienced.
Once in a blue moon, I have issues with my digestive tract. Today was one of those days. From when I woke up this morning before the alarm, and even now, the tummy has been off all day. It is usually related to something I ate, or a virus. I am hoping for the first one, because it will work its way out faster. So this morning set the tone for an unlucky day.
Made it to work, safely. Many years ago, my husband was driving us somewhere on another Friday the 13th, and the wet pavement caused a minor fender bender with a taxi. Nobody was hurt, just our budget. Things like this happen, but they tend to stick out in your memory a little further when they happen on a Friday the 13th.
I knock on wood to scare away bad luck. I don’t walk under ladders. Some people have routines. Growing up, there were lots of superstitions in Cape Breton. Someone was always doing some little thing or blaming the spooks and running the other way throwing salt over their shoulder.
So the tummy trouble was not unusual in and of itself. Then I made it to my break time. Normally, I make a trip to the ladies room on every break, so I don’t have to take extra breaks for that reason alone. Some days this works. Other days, I need the extra trip. If it’s worse than that I usually stay home. Today, I decided to go to work, and tough it out.
Don’t be scared, it is not a messy story.
As I was preparing to use the facilities, POP! There went the button on another pair of jeans. The place it used to be now has a big hole where it was. So I am thinking that I have 2 pairs of jeans for the next clothing donation day. Good for my friend, again, not so good for my budget.
In the list of all the things to go wrong in your work day, this is not an optimal situation to be in. Not the end of the world, in any way, but a small pickle to find oneself in, nonetheless. I did what anybody in this situation would do. I blamed the date, and found a paperclip. I twisted the paperclip in such a way that I needed scissors to break out of it when I got home. The pants are not too tight, normally, but today I found myself a little more bloated than normal, with the tummy troubles, and it caused this wardrobe malfunction.
So there you have it. On a positive note, I survived. The jeans were not so lucky.