You think you’re having a bad day? Really?
Tell me about one of your worst days – nothing tragic – more along the lines of a day where everything went wrong. A day that felt like it would never end, but one that, now that it’s over, you look back on and you can actually laugh about it because it really was kind of funny or ridiculous.
One of my funny bad day memories happened when I was about 10 years old. I had come to Toronto with my parents for my brothers wedding. On that day my sister and her boyfriend took me out shopping in downtown Toronto. My aunt was going to meet me at a bus stop and then I’d get a drive with my aunt and uncle to a suburb of the city (Richmond Hill) where my parents would be waiting in a the hotel for me. We were then going to get ready and go to the church to attend my brothers wedding.
Well the shopping trip with my sister and her boyfriend turned out ok, but it went down hill from the time I got off the bus. My sister had stayed on the bus to return to her home. I was to get off and wait for my aunt to meet me on the corner. She never came. I called my uncles house but there was no answer. Now remember I’m a 10 year old kid, standing on a street corner all by myself in a very big city that I’m unfamiliar with. I started to get scared.
I kept trying to call my sister and eventually got her but for some reason she couldn’t come back to get me. I think she had to have her hair done for the wedding since she was in the wedding party. She must have called my parents or my brother though, because about an hour and a half after I’d gotten off the bus my brothers car pulled up. He’d driven for 40 minutes or so to come and rescue me and it was his wedding day!
Ok I guess that’s not that funny a story when I look back on it – but I can laugh a bit about it now. Everything that happened was all because of miscommunications. I think it was really my aunts fault that I didn’t get picked up as I should have been, but my sister was the one that got blamed in the end.
As bad as my day was it doesn’t compare to this guys bad day: