This was the first time I had seen 6 a.m. for a very long time. I think the last time was when I went on holiday and had to get up at 5 a.m. for the flight although that was easy. I was excited and buzzing to leave! Not in this case, I was exhausted and I needed to be on time as we had a potential client to meet, but as usual when you’re in a rush or running late, public transport decides to play the same game. Very frustrating! Nevertheless, I made it and even had time for a quick coffee.
We arrived at the meeting where we greeted one another. The meeting began in a friendly manner although in my opinion, I felt like I was at a family reunion. Laughs, smiles, excitement, like any reunion, great at the start yet never thought it would end. After the family gathering and ‘getting to know you’ part of the meeting had ended, the meeting commenced into the main reason why we were there, work. After nearly an hour discussing the issues the client had and giving advice, the meeting was over. Good timing I think, I had been staring quietly into space although I had attempted to write up notes, sadly this looked more like a letter from your doctor. What a mess… Anyway, the face to face approach towards this client and others was a more appropriate for the business needs compared to cold calls or pestering individuals who don’t need the service.
Once we returned to the office and settled in with a cup of coffee, (think I’m becoming addicted) I was greeted with an email from the client I had previously adjusted a contract for. To be fair the points they made were incredibly picky, my first thought was “are you kidding me you can’t change this yourself.” Laziness but you pay me to do it….
Once finished, I completed the mileage claims and expenses spreadsheet to help organise the finances. He probably picked the wrong person for the job. Maths is worse than having to do research! Some of it was such a waste of time. When am I ever going to use algebra on a daily basis! Whose idea was it to incorporate the alphabet with maths anyway! Maths is complicated enough! I don’t want to have to sing my ABC’s as well…Rant over. It wasn’t even that bad, all I had to do was enter numbers into a spread sheet. Panic for nothing.
It was nearly time to end, but then I was given the world’s most dreadful task…scanning, “Zzzz.” Half an hour later, at least half of it was complete but thankfully I didn’t have to do anymore until tomorrow. Result! After waking up at 6 am, and returning home at 6 pm, I thought “wow, I can’t believe how awake I am,” the next thing I knew it was 8 pm. I knew it wouldn’t last long.