Today I woke up and called my best friend to say hi. She seemed very sick and I figured since she doesn’t take good care of herself that she got the flu. I was quite wrong.
I got to work a little early and sent her a text telling her that I hoped she felt better soon. She replied that she had been taken to the ER right about when I was heading into work.
As I started my 9 hour shift (its against company policy to have a cellphone while at the job so I had no way of contacting her all day) with chaos on my mind I realized I was so out of practice with day shifts I was practically starting from scratch. Worst yet is that at the grocery store I work at it was senior discount day so I was dealing with entitled, hard of hearing, masses of people all day.
When I got off of work somewhere around 9pm I got to my car (which almost wouldn’t start in 40 degree rain) and realized my phone was dead. So after getting home in a dark and dreary night with flaky headlights I was able to charge my phone and call my friend. It turns out she didn’t have the flu but instead a kidney infection. I asked her what the doctors told her to get better. She said they sent her home with some pain meds and some antibiotics and that everything should be fine. I know I am probably worrying too much but she has been known to lie so that people won’t worry about her so I can’t shake this disturbed feeling of mine.
First a little back story: I love my guild but sometimes I really piss off my GM and most often I can’t even understand why it pisses him off that much. Well, I decided to play WoW a lil bit and grab a few emblems and such and ended up joining a guild raid for naxx. I figured since I knew naxx very well and how my guild used to handle it that thing would be fine if I stayed out of vent so I sent a tell to my GM (who was leading it) and let him know that I would be opting for chilling in silence and he didn’t seem to have a problem. Fast-forward a few hours and into the military wing we wiped on the 4 horsemen which we haven’t done in forever (wasn’t too unexpected with the newer people we were carrying around with us though). Well evidently in vent my GM came up with some hair-brained scheme to tank 2 of the horsemen at a time and neglect Zeliek for a short time while the other tank taunted one of the horsemen and ran it back to us. Well me being out of vent I got none of this so I did what I always did and we all ended up dieing after seeing no one on Zeliek. Well at this point I’m confused because I usually credit my guild with a little more insight then to leave one of the horsemen unattended. Well at this point my GM curses me out in front of everyone on at the time about me not being in vent and not having the awareness to understand what they were trying to do. Upon having one of the officers explain to me in a wisper what was happening I kept my mouth shut for the now third attempt even knowing it was going to fail even then. Most people would probably have said something but my day had been far too long and I just didn’t have the patience to care anymore so I just did as I was told and as expected we died horribly.
The biggest thing I think I have come to understand here is that even if you usually get along with everyone if someone doesn’t really like you there is very little you can do to cause them not to explode on you when they are in a bad mood. Even with me taking the place of what I at least believe to be the better of the decisions it still doesn’t make me feel any better. I have come to the conclusion that the only real thing you can control in your life is how you decide to react to things whether they be good or bad. Now to head out into that wonderful day known as friday the 13th…..