Monday, April 26

Fate? Luck? or Karma?

*Rinnnnnnggggg*

My alarm clock started to wake me me up. Feeling annoyed, i turned it off and regain conciousness. I heard the sound of raindrops beating the roof, and the fierce lighting. It was 6.30am, and was raining heavily. Despite several psychological attempts to fake an illness and skip work today, my responsible self got the better of me. I woke up, brushed my teeth drowsily, and head off to work. 7.00am and I'm out of home. I could see XeRoZ's corpse silhouette on the bed. It's a rare sight, as today is his first time, taking a full day leave from work.

It was pouring cats and dogs, i rushed out to my car without an umbrella. Part of me wanted to curse and swear, why in 2 years, i have never woken so early for work and it happened today the weather was perfect for sleeping and i had to wake up. I psycho myself to think positively and prayed the best is yet to come!


I had a smooth ride, despite the rain. Listening to the morning radio as i watch the sun rise was quite fun...until i reached the Sunway LDP toll at about 7.30am. The road will so hectic and the jam has begun.

I was stucked there for about 45mins to an hour. My aim is to reach Federal Highway and head straight up to Shah Alam. The rain has began to stop. I breathe a sigh of relief as I turned into the Federal Highway. The road is smooth sailing and i was right. There's no congestion towards Shah Alam direction, i began pressing some numbers on my phone, wanting to inform my customer that i will be a little late (just in case). I called twice and nobody picked up the phone.

Feeling slightly worried and down, i focused on the road, and drove. Suddenly my phone beeped, indicating a sms. Written "Urgent, going Perak now". I was in a state of distress when i saw the sms. OMG..how can this happen on such a beautiful morning where i woke up so early, and now you told me that you wouldn't be there!

I arrived at Shah Alam about 8.30am. It feels really down, and i dragged my feet to her office and slid all the documents underneath the gaps of the door. I told her i had arrived and she suggested me to slid the documents in. As i walked out of the building, i smelled the fresh morning air and thought, this must be a good time for me to apply for my week-long phuket holiday leave. Since it's only 8.45am, I'm sure my boss would be surprised on how dedicated i am on my work that i'm out at about this early. (FYI, my office hours is 9-6). Dialled the number and as I expected, Mr. Boss picked up the phone.

"Hello. Good morning Boss, this is Nicole here," I said.
"Yes, Nicole. Anything wrong?" Boss replied.
"Erm, Boss, actually i would like to apply leave on May" I explained, feeling hopeful.
"Ok, where will you be?" Boss asked me. "Are you going anywhere?"
"I'm going to Phuket for a week, Boss." I answered him. By this time, i had a heavy feeling in my heart.
"One week! Nicole, as you know..............................................................................."
"......................................................................................................................................"
".......................................................................if you ask me other times, i will approve, but not now."
"Postpone your holiday, as now you are the only one handling the product" he said.

"Okay" I didn't want to argue. I didn't want to explain furthermore.
I told him, I've booked the ticket last year, before my manager got pregnant (and she's on maternity leave now).

I have a responsibility towards this company, i know. I just wanted to try. Too bad I failed.


My failure to obtain the leave for Phuket is very disappointing. All the while, i boasted that my company is very flexible, understanding and nice. But I understand too, never work mix with play. It's also saddening that my plans and activities that i have done and put effort are all going to waste. All the efforts of reading blogs, searching for hotels and tour packages- simply gone.

I brushed my feelings aside, think positively and then move on with life. I went on with my presentation with another customer, and before lunch, met another __________ (pls fill in the blanks with a right adjective) customer.


I shall share with you my encounter with the customer in other post. All i know, life is all about ups and downs.

Maybe i should hire someone to whack me so that i can have MC for a week?
*smiles*

7 comments:

vkvun said...

All the best!!

Cayenne said...

aww. hugs* i know you're so upset of life right now. cheer up and tomorrow will be brighter day. =)

Dewi Batrishya said...

Cheer up! Cheer up! :D

Kelvin said...

I would like to have a employee like u if i am the boss:)

Blur Pei said...

hugssssb

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@Vkvun: TQTQ...hopefully it will be better soon

@Cayenne: hope there's more fun events then we get to hang out together and be happy too!

@Dewi: *smiles*

@Kelvin: I dont mind working for u, if u can grant me my 1-week holiday. HAHA..

@Blur Pei: *hugs back*

junsern said...

well cheer up! everything happened for a reason! maybe its a blessing in disguise! but then again... who knows... chill!