This was a bad weekend/start of the week. let me start at the beginning.
When I arrived Saturday there was quite some delay in getting my car and the traffic was horrific. As a result I arrived at the planned lunch with some of my friends at 14.50 rather than 13.30 as agreed. The place closed at 3pm. At least I got to see them and we walked for a bit (in the rain). It was nice seeing them though.
The evening was really good and I enjoyed it immensely. The next morning I went into town. All went smoothly until the afternoon. This was when I received a text that my flight was canceled. Fortunately I only had to be back at work midday allowing me to re-book a a flight the next morning.
The concert was amazing though. Dan+shay had brilliant vocals and really rocked the arena. Great opening act. Hunter Hayes was not my cup of tea and I was glad when Darius Rucker came on next. But he was nothing compared to the next act. I had booked the ticket because of Reba and let me tell you I was not disappointed. Reba was the best. She is pure country and so funny. She even included a dress change for her final number which I was waiting for all evening: fancy!
Now with an additional day in Dublin I meet up with my college friend. She like me has quite her job to pursue her career in fashion. Unlike me she has already various people giving her made-to-measure work. Whenever I see her work I am amazed by the elegance and creativity that goes into her designs. She is a true design-artist. However, she struggles finding information and getting support-sounds familiar?
When I got back into the car and checked my phone the next text was already waiting for me: the strike continues and my new flight was also cancelled! This meant there is no way I could possibly make it in time for work. I basically panicked. I don't wanna loose my job, I really like it so far. My friends kept telling me not to worry too much as my employer will surely understand my situation. And while I know they are cool and probably won't fire me, I was worried about the impression this is giving: not even in the job for a week and already I am causing issues- well, technically I am. Or causing them.... Where can I claim compensation?
Because the strike is due to last until Wednesday I am now taking the 7.20machine to Düsseldorf and then taking the train to Berlin. If everything goes smoothly I will arrive in Spandau at 3pm. Just enough time to run home get changed into work clothing and be on time for the shop. This however means I will have missed 5h in production that I have to make up this week somehow.
The night was terrible. I woke up almost every 30-40min wondering if I had overslept. My friends little girl seem to have had a bad night too as I heard her crying a few times as well. When my alarm finally went off at 4.45am I was already dressed and exhausted. And because of that I now have misplaced the key to my friends house. How can I fecking loose a key when it was opening, closing the door and throwing it into the mailbox??? I'm such an idiot.
On my way to the airport I also missed the gas station, so I had to drive in circles before getting to an overpriced topaz. Probably would have been cheaper to return the car empty.
The flight itself, however, went smoothly, so much in fact that I arrived in plenty of time for my train.
Oh and in the meantime, my friends found the key... I left it in the lock on the outside of the door... Let me repeat myself to make sure everyone understands: I am such an idiot!!!
Finally on the train. Someone must have tried to kill himself they called for an emergency doctor somewhere between Hagen and Hamm. as a result our train has to take a detour causing a delay of 30min. The Bahn calls it "personenunfall"...
I tried to sleep some, but cannot. So I do the next best thing: eat.
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