Opinion

When a bad work day really pees you off

"I WONDER what would happen if I just peed here at my desk?"

It's a bizarre question, indeed. And one posed to me over lunch by one of my closest and certainly more verbally flamboyant friends.

Bad day at work. We all have them. Bad days are a part of life. At work or otherwise.

They make the good days better and enable us to distinguish between the sweet and sour bits of life.

Undoubtedly, there are times when the bad days outweigh the good and you feel like the proverbial duck - only this little black duck's feathers are a wee bit more ruffled than usual.

It's all very easy to say brush it off, get over it, move past the crap.

But no amount of reassurance and no number of sappy Facebook memes (which I myself am guilty of posting) will make some days better.

So. What to do? Simple. Ride it out.

Wallow about in the utter non-so-fabulousness of a bad day. Know there is not a lot which could make it better.

Go with the rip, weather the storm.

The most powerful and accessible way of shrugging off the rubbish is to laugh.

Which brings me back to the peculiarity of desk-peeing curiosity.

There are times when, invariably, you will be surrounded by idiots. You'll feel like they are closing in on you and there's no escape.

The sad truth is, these folk are so wrapped up in their own world. So sure they're all that.

They would not even notice your desk-side indiscretion.

Therein lies the humour.

Therein lies that little moment of empowerment of knowing that you are in it on your own for a pretty good reason.

Keep your own counsel. Rely on your friends. Know a bad day will pass. And forgive the idiots.

You won't beat. Please DO NOT join them.

Just afford them a chance of humouring your frustrated mind and waste no more energy on them than that.

Because really. You're far too fabulous to invest anything more.

Topics:  meredith papavasiliou opinion work



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