Yesterday was one of those days where bad things happen and you know that it can only get worse.
First, I had to take my tax preparation certification test. It was hard! And to think that I'm just volunteering! Well, I got my results back right away. I got 250 out of 300 points. I thought to myself, "Oh no, I flunked!! You have to score 280 to pass." So I dawdled around. Why bother going to the volunteer center when you're not even good enough?
I finally got in my car and drove to town. As I was driving through the canyon. I figured I'd call the zoo about the volunteering position again. I need to volunteer 30 hours so I can pass my Biology class. I could only leave another message. sigh! When I finished the call I dropped the phone, as I always do, down in my lap, until I could put it away.
I was drinking coffee while I was driving and had about an inch left in the cup. I had the cup in between my legs. The phone plopped right down into the coffee cup and the inch of coffee. I quickly fished it out and coffee dripped from the number pad. Oh no! I kept dabbing at it to dry it. The phone was still on but then the screen said, need sim card. It went to a black screen. I pulled off the back and took out the battery pack and the sim card. I dried them off and kept draining out the number pad. The top part of the battery didn't get wet so I could only hope that it didn't short out. I wrapped the battery and the sim card in a napkin and set the phone case down at an angle, hoping it would dry out. All this was done while I was driving. You can do an awful lot at stoplights. (I once crocheted a sweater at stoplights! Really!)
When I got to school I drove around and around looking for a parking place that was not two miles away. It's like a game of chance, getting a good place to park. You have to be in just the right time and place and have luck on your side. I think "the Secret" a lot when I'm looking for places to park. Finally I found one! It does work a lot of the time.
Since I was having such a BAD day, I figured I had better change my luck. So, I began to think "the Secret."
When I got to the TaxHelp center and told her about my score she laughed and said that 240 was the lowest score you could get. We looked over my test and I had missed one question about inherited stocks always being long term regardless of when you acquire them. This caused me to miss 4 others. I missed a couple of other questions too. So, she asked me if I wanted to start. I said yes, I had a class in an hour but that I could probably do one.
The first person had been married last May and his wife was in another country. Unfortunately, I could not help him. We sent him down to the IRS office. Wow! That's starting off well, isn't it?
I was able to do the next return though. By the time I finished and had it checked over (there were issues with disability pay) it was 11:30 and my class was starting.
Fortunately, my class was just around the corner in the same building. The teacher hadn't taken attendance yet, so I wasn't even counted late! How's that for good luck?
After class, I went back to my car to check on my soggy phone. I put it all back to together and said a little prayer. I had visions of having to buy a new phone and losing all my phone directory.
It turned on okay and everything was good. Thank you, Lord! It's a good thing that New Mexico is so dry! It completely dried out in the warm car.
To celebrate, I went to McDees and bought a green chili double cheeseburger and a coke. I sat down at a booth, inside, and copied all my contacts and their phone numbers into my little notepad. Not going to lose those!
Then I called the zoo back and she told me to come on down in the morning for training. Yay!!
I changed my luck!!
Pour me out another phone - song: Drive In Saturday, artist: David Bowie, album: Aladdin Sane