It started as a typical day today, getting up at 5:30AM to commute around 30 miles to get downtown. I had my coffee in hand and, as always, dreading the upcoming workload that's usual with Mondays. Before I set out for work, I made sure I had my project guidelines in order to direct the development team's schedule for the entire week. Although it felt like a Monday, I knew there was something strange about it, something akin to the anxious feeling of a Friday.
Pulling in to the parking lot, laptop and papers in hand while juggling my last bit of coffee, I noticed a co-worker walking towards me. You see, Dave, has always been the dramatic kind; if there's some small issue within the office you can trust on him to blow it out of proportion. "You can not believe what happened to Ted (our project manager)!", he said, and to which I responded "No, I just got here. What happened?". Apparently Ted had just been fired that morning due to the last project he managed and our entire work week was put on hold until a replacement could be found.
Everyone in the office was overflowing with joy, glad to know that we finally had one week to relax since we never took days off. Even asking Ted for days off caused his entire wrath to befall upon you and everyone around you. Those days were history.
I left early today, after the most relaxing day at work. Tonight I will plan things to do with the girlfriend and hopefully rekindle what my busy work life has smothered. I feel this week is going to be absolutely amazing!