When I woke up I had a feeling it was going to be one of those days.
I spent half an hour nosing my way around the university's online account site until it crashed. It's getting close to final exam time and next semester registration time and I want to ensure no snags and snares. Turns out there are no holds, and surprise of surprises there is a refund waiting for us.
I discovered the phone was in the car when I thought to call the cashier's office at the university before walking down to pick up a refund check - after all it's not my name on the payment line. I wanted to make sure they would let me pick up the check sitting in their outbox. Online I found info for parents, but not spouses. However, I was too lazy to go get my phone and so I decided to make my call on Google Talk. Thank you Google for making it even easier for me to do what I need to when I am both forgetful and lazy.
My planning was in vain. They didn't pick up the phone. I listened to the introductory message. I pressed 4 as instructed. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. Instead of a person I got a recording. The one about how I was calling outside of business hours. It was 10:30 in the morning.
I was about to get indignant about public institutions and harumph about getting what you pay for when I decided to shift my perspective. I see no point in that logic - it's a refund I'm after. Remember?
Instead I'll just walk the half mile to their office. I wonder if that is what they're hoping we all do when they provide such profound telephone support. Not that it matters. I am grateful that someone failed to switch the tape and ran me straight to a voice-mail with no inbox. Thank you. I do appreciate having a reason to go enjoy this beautiful fall weather. Today I am not going to worry about being the most efficient me - I am going to find a balance. I suppose this means that I'll go take a stroll and see if I can get this item crossed off of my list. Instead of dreading this day of forgetfulness, I'm taking it as my own and going to enjoy what it brings.