Taking Things For Granted

@YrNemo (14703)
March 30, 2018 9:22pm CST
When I plan, I always assume that there would be no sudden mishaps or accidents. Yet looking back, I often had my holidays wrecked badly, like a beautiful weekend turned bad with no water whatsoever; or some Easter Breaks with rushing the kids to the hospitals (one 2 YO had pushed a pretty bead into his nostril. He sneezed it out without telling us! Another (4YO) cut her foot while using a piece of her father messy tools to stand on in order to climb up to somewhere else). Those times, I was busy cleaning kitchen gadgets and the kids were supposed to be cared for by their father. This Easter break, I had looked forward to having a good rest, yet what happened? The internet has been down for the last 30 plus hours. Lucky that I could use some data from my cell phone. As it is, the service support staff advised us by voice mail that they do not work until this coming Monday. Wonderful internet service provider, right? Hope you are having a good Easter break. I am still praying for some miracles here. (Who would have thought that my internet connection would go down like this! From what I read on the internet, many suburbs in my city are facing the same crisis.) Have you ever planned anything perfectly, only to see your plan got unplanned for you?
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@LadyDuck (175604)
• Switzerland
31 Mar
OH yes! It happened several times. One year we went from France to Italy to spend Christmas all together, my mom broke a foot and she spent Christmas in the hospital. My brother decided to go play tennis with his friends and we were left in the apartment of my mom alone. Guess what? That was the last time we went there for Christmas.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
Your reply made me think of a case: the whole family, mother father and three teen children booked their tickets to spend a whole month in HongKong. On the day they were supposed to go to the airport, the mother fell, and had to be rushed to the hospital for X-Ray. Doctor's order: no going anywhere for at least two weeks so that all the tests and etc could be done. The whole family canceled the trip!
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@LadyDuck (175604)
• Switzerland
31 Mar
@YrNemo My mom could do nothing, she had to stay in the hospital, but my brother was really rude.
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@allknowing (69320)
• India
31 Mar
I have lost count of the number of times these sort of things happen to me.
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@YrNemo (14703)
1 Apr
Happy Easter. Right now, I am planning to do a few loads of laundries. Let see if the washing machine behaves (it is on its last leg right now .)
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@allknowing (69320)
• India
1 Apr
@YrNemo Rather than wishing you Happy Easter I think my wishes for a smooth laundering experience would be welcome I bet.
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@YrNemo (14703)
1 Apr
@allknowing I am thinking of where to hang out all those wet clothes after washing them. (I have been cleaning the house, putting things away etc but decided not to touch the laundry due to the Easter break. Things have a habit of accumulating! )
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@AmbiePam (50050)
• United States
31 Mar
I had my 16th birthday ruined (it was borderline scarring), and for the next couple of years I tried to make my birthdays perfect. After my 18th I realized that was silly.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
I have avoided birthday celebrations for myself very successful so far.
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@AmbiePam (50050)
• United States
31 Mar
@YrNemo The situation revolved around going out and doing something that was supposed to be fun.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
31 Mar
That's why I don't make plans and do things spontaneously.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
Things were hectic lately (workwise) that when the Easter break arrived, I was hoping for some very comfortable days. Not good so far...
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
31 Mar
@YrNemo Sorry to hear that.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
31 Mar
Yes alot. That is why we decided that we do not plan anything - it would either not push thru or something nasty will happen. Whatever of the two. So it is better to do it impromptu. It happens 90% of the time.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
But who would expect things that so common to our daily life like electricity, water, internet, to be just gone like this. This is madness! (And we paid good money for the service too!)
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
31 Mar
@YrNemo I understand. I would not be so happy too if there are interruptions (electricity, water and internet) is gone for quite a long time. I would be flustered. The other day we didnt have water too.
@Jill_H (147)
31 Mar
I have no idea about it. It is always many surprises from children. My baby always breaks my dream to have a rest. However wish you a nice holiday!
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
You made me think of my kids many years ago, forced my eyelids apart in the early morning, 'mom mom, wake up wake up, I want to go to the toilet! (or I want to have pancakes for breakfast!)'
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@Jill_H (147)
31 Mar
@YrNemo Haha! I can imagine the scene. My son will do this the next year.
@shaggin (37596)
• United States
2 Apr
I've been busy the past few days but thankfully today I had a bit of time to relax and tomorrow will be my first full day with nothing that needs to be done. You seem to have pretty bad luck when it comes to holidays.
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@YrNemo (14703)
2 Apr
You are so right there.
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@maezee (33270)
• United States
31 Mar
That seems to always happen. Something always happens to interrupt our plans. Thats life I guess!
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
I was so sure that my plan was too simple to be wrecked. Yet, it got wrecked regardless.
@JudyEv (134346)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
Sometimes things can go very badly wrong can't they? I hope the rest of your Easter is happy.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
I am hoping so, sincerely...
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@andriaperry (58351)
• United States
31 Mar
Yes, plans get broken all the time. Or messed up.
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
Who would have thought that the internet connection would be gone like this, and that no one could help us! We paid them for the service didn't we? (Awful isn't it!)
@Maria24 (2160)
• United States
31 Mar
I don't plan thinks often
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@YrNemo (14703)
31 Mar
There were nights when I thought I would just sleep straight to the next morning, and what happened, I couldn't sleep! It was so awful... Who would expect the internet to be down like this this special weekend.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
31 Mar
Some of these disappointments turn up at the worst possible time.