It wasn't there.
Just wasn't there.
I was desperate.
I don't have a cup of tea in the morning because I never know if the bus ride is going to be longer than my bladder's resolve. I kind of see the ride as a race between wet and dry. So. No tea. These are the things that people of my age think about.
Anyways, the very first thing I do when I get to work. After peeing of course, is making a cup of tea. I take out my thermos and then grab my cup, one that is a souvenir from Tescos, and plop in a green tea bag and brew myself a tea. But, on my desk ... no cup.
I even looked under paper where no cup in this dimension could ever fit. But ... no cup. Then I remembered that the day before I had had a meeting in the board room. I'd had tea there. When Joe came to pick me up I'd left my cup there.
I love that cup.
I called Aneta at reception and she quickly checked to see and came back to told me that the cup was gone and was probably in the kitchen.
My chair is a little wide for the kitchen. It's one of the few places in the building that I can't get into. I don't go in there anyways as I bring my lunch and I always have my Thermos. What was I to do? I don't like asking for help.
Donna (hi, Donna - I know you are reading this) was in her office so I called and asked her if I could ask for a big favour. I told her about my missing cup and she immediately agreed to go get it for me. I described it in loving detail and she headed off.
I don't like asking for help.
A few minutes later Donna was back and my cup was in my hands. It was a relief as it meant that a cup of tea was only a few minutes away.
Donna was back in her office.
I was really, really pleased that there are people I work with who I can call upon when I need help. But even better, I have people who I work with who, when they do help me don't leave me feeling diminished because of my need.
I enjoyed that cup of tea.
Partly because I really wanted the tea.
Mostly because I asked for help and got it - and while it mattered, it didn't. How cool is that?
Well, there is only two more days to vote for Rolling Around in My Head at the Canadian Blog Awards in the categories of Best Personal and Best Health blogs. Belinda is also nominated for Best Religion or Philosophy Blog. You don't have to be Canadian to vote. You may only vote once. All you do is click on the link.
So if you are of a mind to and have the time I would appreciate it. After tomorrow, there won't be any more reminders. I apologise for my regular appeals for your time and your vote.