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A bank holiday, did you say?

I think I am burying myself perhaps too deeply in this dratted bid. I had a teleconference with the customer today, at which I explained that the consortium were providing me with some critical information by the end of Friday, so I would be in a position to collate it and send it through to the customer on Monday. At which point the project manager pointed out that I meant Tuesday, as Monday was a Bank Holiday. I had no idea! If she hadn’t have said anything, I’m sure I would have been at my desk on Monday morning, wondering why there was no one else in the office!

So now I need to think what I’m going to do for an unexpected day off. The weather forecast isn’t looking too good, so I may spend day at home trying to relax and not to think about the bid. My sister and her boyfriend gave me a fiendishly difficult jigsaw for my birthday, which I have not made much headway with. It’s a 1000-piece puzzle, which shouldn’t be too bad, except that the pieces are a quarter the size of a normal jigsaw piece, so it’s very hard to see the details in the picture. I keep having to take my glasses off to peer closely at the pieces! Monday may be an opportunity to put some loud music on the stereo (to drown out any thoughts of work) and to try to make significant progress on the jigsaw.

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  1. Carol | 22 August 2012 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Or we could play in the garden – I’d missed it too. Let’s look at the forecast a bit closer to the day.


  2. David A | 22 August 2012 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    I had no idea it was a Bank Holiday either till I saw your blog post. Must try to actually look at my calendar occasionally…

  3. paulD | 23 August 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    have you ever had the urge to slap a manager who’s annoying you ?, maybe you shouldnt answer that 🙂

    Sat/Sun sound very wet, monday might be better