Tomorrow is today

@sunrisefan (19137)
Philippines
June 9, 2016 9:33am CST
I cut short my stay here in Mylot today when I went to the car wash shop at past 4PM to have our car washed, vacuumed and the seat covers changed. When I arrived at the shop I had to wait a little while because they were still servicing another car. Since it was getting late, I decided to do away with the car wash and opted only to have the interior of the car vacuumed and the seat covers changed. From the car wash shop, I proceeded to the self-service laundry shop to have the soiled seat covers washed. My mother-in-law's house was just across the street from the shop so my wife (she goes to her mother every afternoon) came over to the shop to wait for me as she had asked me that we would take our dinner at the mall because she was buying a barrel bolt for her mother. My seat covers were just loaded on the washing machines (I had 3 loads in all) about 10 minutes earlier when my phone rang. It was my co-member (an engineer) of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the other line who asked if I was coming to the TWG meeting tonight. I told him that our meeting was still tomorrow but he answered that all the rest of the group were already there except me. He called me up because the treasurer was curious why I was late and told the group that there must be something wrong because I was never late in meetings. In fact, I always came 30 minutes before or earlier during meetings. We found out that the culprit was the text message sent by the secretary at 11:42 PM last night which I only read at past 4 this morning on my way to the ovals for my morning walk. The message read as "We're having our TWG meeting at 6PM tomorrow, Sir. Is it okay with you?" I then replied that it was okay with me, thinking that the meeting would be tomorrow, Friday. However, since the message was sent last night, it meant that tomorrow is today LOL!
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@brokenbee (7963)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
Whoa! Sometimes, texts mislead us. Hmm
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
Yes, that's true but it was only this time that it really caught me off guard LOL!
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@brokenbee (7963)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@sunrisefan were you still able to attend the meeting?
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@brokenbee Yes, They have just began for a short while when I arrived because they had dinner first before starting with the meeting. Had they started on time, I would have missed the discussions by about an hour. Our meeting tonight was an important one because it was about the hotel that we're putting up costing over a hundred million.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
9 Jun 16
oops, she should have included the day since she sent it so late and very close to midnight just to be sure... this kind of mistake is what I'm so scared to happen whenever I need to catch a red-eye or very early morning flight... anyway, I hope the misunderstanding didn't put you in any trouble...
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
My co-members of the group were considerate my friend. In fact, I told the engineer that they proceed with the meeting without me but when he passed on the phone to the Chairman, he insisted that they'd wait for me even if I arrived an hour later as my laundry would be finished in 1 hour and 10 minutes. They never hold meetings without me and the engineer even though I insisted on many occasions that they go ahead without me when there were conflicts with my schedule.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
9 Jun 16
@sunrisefan clearly you're a valuable member of the group...
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@sishy7 That's one thing that I think is only a perception, my friend, because there are many other better members of our cooperative.
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@ridingbet (57900)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
but good to know you did attend the meeting intended for tomorrow
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
Hahaha! Yes, and so kind of them to bear waiting for me. I use to come early in meetings though. There was just some misunderstanding this time LOL!
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@ridingbet (57900)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@sunrisefan well, if it is a case of miscommunication, then you have a valid reason why you came in late.
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@ridingbet Indeed there was. Besides, I told them to proceed with the meeting without me but they insisted on having me attend even if they had to wait. Can't leave my car seats behind too because I've just loaded them into the washing machines. We'll be having another meeting this Sunday afternoon because we have to hurry our hotel project in time for our 50th anniversary in 2018.
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10 Jun 16
Similar thing happened to me last week.I sent a message to our driver to pick.me up.on June 3 Thursday. It turned out that June 3 was Friday
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
So you were not picked up by your driver? LOL!
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10 Jun 16
@sunrisefan nope lol.it was my fault anyway
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@Iam_jauntyjen Oh poor you! So you rode in a taxi?
@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
Understandable mix-up. I hope you were able to get to your meeting.
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
Yes, I did, Ms. Valerie. They delayed the meeting a little by having dinner first.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jun 16
@sunrisefan That's good.
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@just4him Yes, Ms. Valerie. Thanks.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
So did you go to the meeting or was it too late?
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
I was still able to attend the meeting. They delayed it a little by having dinner first.
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@jaboUK (54872)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 16
@sunrisefan That was ok then.
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@jaboUK Yes and thankfully, my co-members in the group were considerate.
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@sol_cee (16920)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Jun 16
Maybe you are really in California. You know, different time zone. lol
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
Understably. People always joked about Bohol being another republic. The secretary texted me while she was in Bohol attending a seminar LOL!
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@sol_cee (16920)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Jun 16
@sunrisefan haha that's funny.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Haha! The wonders of technology. Never cease to amaze us!
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Yes indeed hahaha!
@epiffanie (10408)
• Australia
10 Jun 16
We wash and vacuum clean our car... it's quicker that way
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
I have a vacuum cleaner but it's not as powerful as the one they have in the shop. I washed the car myself this morning though.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Jun 16
HA ,HA, HA, so funny , I imagined how you reacted that moment . I hope you did come to your meeting and not late.Aren't you late?
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
I was able to attend the meeting because they insisted on waiting for me. First time I was late because I always came 30 minutes before or earlier during meetings.