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Tess and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Slightly Wonderful, Very Bad Day

Sometimes, things happen in life that kind of make you lose faith in humanity.  Today was one of those days.  Working in customer support involves a lot of great interactions with customers and a lot of inane interactions with customers, but there’s always that bad egg every once in a while.  (Looking back on this sentence, I am not entirely sure that “bad egg” is a legitimate description of what I’m trying to explain – don’t care; I’m running with it.)However, those crappy situations can also give way to some pretty wonderful experiences and realizations.  Happily for me, this was the case today.  I have the most awesome co-workers ever.  Ever.  My twenty-minute-apology followed by a twenty-minute-sobfest was met with far more than twenty minutes of (cough) support from everyone around me, including but not limited to hugs, a cuddly sock monkey and ice cream bars.  It was almost worth it to hear some random lady’s scathing opinion of how I do my job.  Almost.

Regardless, my feelings at the end of the day are: sad, happy, and grateful.  It’s a bummer to interact with people who are determined to get you down, but I am so lucky to be where I am, surrounded by amazing people.

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1 thought on “Tess and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Slightly Wonderful, Very Bad Day”

  1. Oh, lady, I’m so sorry you had such a crap day, but it sounds like your amazing coworkers came to the rescue. Thinking of you and sending you a HUGE hug (and an e-copy of Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!). I hope tomorrow’s a better one for you!

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