[#332] Date: 26th April, 2022
Today had been an eventful day but in a bad way. Contrary to my intentions, I only fell asleep at 3am this morning, after rolling in bed since midnight. There was just stuff happening that I wasn't able to sleep until 3am. It was OK, as I know I would be able to take a nap in the afternoon. I don't schedule work in the heat of the day as that's my snooze time, and so that was what I did.
I went to take a nap but in the middle of it, my phone rang. I always sleep with my phone nearby as I need to be reachable all the time. My co-workers do not know that I'm in dreamville, so when they look for me, I need to respond in a timely manner. If I don't get to reply soon, I always say that I was in a meeting. Yup, with Hypnos, the Greek God of Sleep. Hahaha!!
So, my phone rang and I saw from the caller ID that it was my bro calling. I picked it up and he asked me if I could hear him. Well, I could. Asked him what was up and he told me that he was stranded along the highway and to inform papa. Apparently, his car overheated and he opened the radiator cap and the cap flew off, so even after it cooled down, with a radiator without its cap, he couldn't drive home.
I relayed the message to my dad. I am not sure why he didn't phone my dad directly, probably because he was afraid my dad would scold him, because my dad already told him not to drive long distances!
My dad said OK, need to go and buy a radiator cap and go to meet my bro at that location along the highway some 1 hour from our house. My dad asked me to spare him MYR100, which I did. Shortly after that, while storing water in bottles for my dad to take along, my phone rang again. Yes, it was my bro once more. I didn't get to pick up the call as my hands were wet from storing water into bottles for him. Instead, my dad returned the call, and my bro said that everything was settled, and he would drive home.
I went back to my dad's desk, where I left my MYR100 note to get it since it was no longer needed, but it was gone. Huhuhu... and so, this is how I can spend money even though I was just sleeping!
Later, my bro arrived home. While I was on the way out to get hold of Lucky, (we always had to catch her so that we can drive our cars into our compound and not let her out of the house), my bro accidentally let her out of the house! Like WTF, man! Can't he give me some peace? By that time, I was already trying to complete my work but because Lucky escaped, I had to rush out also to catch her! Lucky is not streetwise, plus the road she ran to has heavy traffic. A neighbor got her dog killed as someone just drove into it!
There I was trying to catch Lucky, there the sky was rumbling and threatening to rain. I was so worried, and angry at the same time. I know that it was an accident, but it's like people can't see that I have some peace in my life, and need to create some shit for me to handle. Thank GOD I managed to get her back home before the rain poured.... and it is still pouring now.
*Lead photo by freestocks.org.