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  • I overslept this morning. I had forgotten to set the alarm.

    Hadn’t been to work for four days, and I wanted to look like I was in control today.

    Instead, I had to choose between being late for preschool and work, or looking presentable.

    So I showed up with messy hair, didn’t have time to wash up or brush teeeth, wearing the same clothes i slept in, which was a sleeveless top that painfully revealed the fake Lightning MacQueen-tattoo that me and my son put there a few days ago.

    Sent a message at 7.30 to the chairman of the board that is my employer that I was double booked, and that he had to go to a meeting with politicians today, instead of me, and that he had to be there in two hours.

    Realized later that I wasn’t double booked until tomorrow. Sent a new message to the chairman that it was tomorrow I was double booked, and that he also had to go to another meeting with politicians tomorrow.

    A little bit later, I realized that I wasn’t really double booked tomorrow either, that the meetings were not at the same time. I didn’t send him a message about this though.

    I had a headache that got worse, and that I couldn’t kill with pills. Just before lunch, I remembered that the notes I needed for sending out an agenda to the board were still at home. I told the others that I was going to go home and get this done from home.

    The headache got worse, so I didn’t get anything done, at all.

    But I will. I like to think of myself as efficient, devoted and energetic at work. Most days.
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