Friday, February 22, 2008

Dang it

So we're supposed to take my bridal pictures tomorrow....but its raining right now. I really hope it stops and I don't have to DRAG my dress through puddles! :(
This week was seriously stressful at work. They haven't hired a van driver at my work, so I have to do that with Darrick (my co-worker), along with trying to get my own job done. Wednesday was really bad, because I was already frustrated because I was gone in the van all day and the CNA's were all bugging me for stuff I hadn't taken out of boxes yet, and when did I have time?? So I go to pick someone up from an appointment, and it starts POURING rain....I'm without my coat. So I finally get in a place I can park and put the lift down for the wheelchair and go outside to get the patient on the lift. I'm quickly soaked. I get the lift to the van level, and start to try to "stow" the lift, and it doesn't budge! "CRAP!!" I say, and go grab a screwdriver. When this happens we have to take apart the controller. So here I am, in "business dress" getting even more soaked (if that's possible). My hair is matted to my head, and my hands are too cold to even try to unscrew the controller to plug back in the fuses. Obviously this has happened before...and this time the timing couldn't have been worse. Finally I get it plugged back in and screwed back together, cursing the whole time, and get the lift up. I was SO frustrated I just started to cry. The poor guy I was picking up kept saying "don't cry, you'll make me cry because I'm so tender-hearted" I felt like a moron. I get back to work and walk in to our Director of Nursing's office and she says "WHAT happened to YOU?!" and I start crying. "I can't drive that stupid van anymore, the lift broke and I had to stand in the rain and fix the damn thing, and when I get back I have people freaking out for things I haven't been able to unpack and label yet, but HOW am I supposed to get my job done when I am driving the van all day?!" well....that did the trick. They got someone else who has nothing else to do to drive the van. THANK GOODNESS!!! Anyway.....that was a bad day. An I'm an emotional retard....