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Friday, February 5, 2010

Aarrgh!

The doorbell rang and rang with all its might!
It must have been the middle of the night.
I dove beneath the pillows, hid my head,
refusing to get up and out of bed.

At last I wandered down and looked outside,
and then I saw the note and simply cried …
“In transit” on the tracking site display
did not suggest delivery today!

My laptop had been right outside the door!
A signature was needed, nothing more,
but, no, I chose to lie there and ignore
the ringing of the bell! I said before
that things can sometimes go from bad to verse,
but this time I felt bad enough to curse!
I kicked myself repeatedly all day
and even now, experience dismay!

Of course, he’ll come again without much warning,
but not, alas, until it’s Monday morning.

PS Note to self: No matter how enthralling the book is that you are reading, put it down and go to bed at a decent hour so that you can be alert in the morning!


On a lighter note, the first and only crocus in the front garden must have seen the delivery man even if I didn't:

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Extra info: The grass-like, ensiform leaf shows generally a white central stripe along the leaf axis.
Ensiform: having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point; having a sword-like shape

If you look closely, you may see a rainbow on the horizon towards the right side.

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Two other photos from today ~ the waves were lumpy, the wind was gusting, and the gulls were enjoying the thermals along with the churned up morsels on the rocky part of the shore.




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6 comments:

  1. Aarrgh! indeed. I hate it when businesses don't say when an item is being delivered, even if it is only to say that it will be 24 to 48 hr or 3 to 5 days. Even more frustrating to have the weekend to drool over the expectation of a new toy ;)

    A lovely white crocus, signs of warmer weather round the corner?

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  2. Oh, how annoying! You almost had it in your grasp, so near and yet so far! Loved the poem though ;)

    The Crocus is so pretty, how nice it will be when our gardens are full of Spring flowers.

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  3. Never mind!
    It's good to see a crocus as the ones here need a few more weeks by the look of it.
    I was watching gulls soaring around in the wind this morning!
    Incidently is it still snowing on this blog? Flighty xx

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  4. Well, it's a good thing Monday is coming soon! And hopefully, you will be right there to get your hands on that computer. And maybe enjoy another crocus :-)

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  5. Hi John ~ Well, the weekend is nearly over, so now I'm not aarghing any more :) Yes, it can be frustrating not knowing when an item is to be delivered and I had been tracking it online, but I should have realized that someone ringing the doorbell might actually have something for me ~ like my laptop! I'll be ready tomorrow :)

    ShySongbird ~ Yes, annoying is right, but I think I was more frustrated with myself than anyone else! Glad you enjoyed the poem :) Spring is such a lovely time of renewal, I can hardly wait!

    Hi Flighty ~ It's still the only crocus in the garden, but I see green shoots! Yes, it is still snowing on my blog ;) Winter is still with us because the groundhog saw its shadow...snowing on the blog beats snowing on the ground ;)

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  6. Hi Nikki ~ Yes, it's Monday tomorrow so I'm really looking forward to having my laptop delivered! There are a few signs of spring in the garden and in the neighbourhood, so hopefully spring is trying to push winter aside~

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