This has been the most annoying day I’ve had in a long, long time! First, when I got in the car I discovered that the driver’s seat was wet. Someone was driving it while wearing wet clothes but I won’t name names. Then I found that the road that goes from the road we live on out to the main highway was closed. I’m not sure why; the part that sometimes floods when it rains was open. Hopefully they’re fixing the lousy resurfacing job they did last week.
The first thing I had to do in town was go to the Tag Agency to register the new boat. I had already been there last week but the computers in OKC were down so they couldn’t do anything. So I went back this morning expecting that everything would go quickly and smoothly because it usually does if the computers are working. I told them what was going on and they took my papers and shuffled through them for a while and finally told me that some of the numbers didn’t match. So I had to go back to the place where we purchased the boat (which, fortunately, wasn’t too far) and get them to fix the paperwork. There is separate paperwork for the boat and the motor and the lady at the tag agency had neatly organized and paperclipped them into two neat little stacks – one for the boat and one for the motor – but the guy at the boat place mixed them up again so when I got back to the Tag Agency the lady there had to spend what seemed like 15 minutes or more getting them organized the way she wanted them again and she expressed displeasure at the boat guy having messed them up. After that they took the paperwork and communicated with OKC and they did whatever it is they do and after well over half an hour (It normally only takes about 10 minutes.) they finally came back and took my money and gave me stickers. Success at last.
A short distance from the Tag Agency I had to stop and wait on a train. I had to go to Wal-mart and by this time it was later in the day than I like to go there and the aisles full of wide, slow people with wide, dancing, whining children but I was good. I managed not to bark, snarl or growl at anyone. After just about forever I finally headed for the checkout and got in what looked like the shortest line. Things were moving right along until the checker got to some bath towels that wouldn’t ring up, that the person two places in front of me was buying, and the person she sent for a price check apparently had to walk all the way to China to find the price. It actually took longer to get through the checkout than it had taken me to shop.
But eventually I did regain my freedom and was looking forward to finally seeing my home again and then I had to wait for another train, which was twice as long as the first one. After the train I slowly made my way through the rest of town and the last traffic light was actually green so I thought things might be looking up. I had forgotten all about the road being closed. So that was one last annoying thing and I’m still a little bit afraid to relax. I’m sitting here waiting for the next prank the universe decides to play on me today.