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Stress levels rising.

I hate being on the phone with someone who is upset and not being able to really do anything to make them feel better.

Miss D called the receptionist crying and told her to cancel all of her appointments today. This freaked me out greatly of course. I tried calling her to see what had happened but only got Voice Mail. When I finally did get a hold of her she told me her Partial Bypass Surgery which was supposed to be on Tuesday has been postponed to May. She has been so stressed over a possible layoff and this surgery and losing enough weight to be back where she was when they did the estimate. I sat on the phone and just said, oh, I'm so sorry sweetheart, I love you. Call Tom if you need anything, he has the day off." what else could I do. She told me she wasn't coming into work today and she would talk to me latter. I could tell the Damn of tears was about to break again. Shortly after I called Tom to let him know and also to tell him I had been having problems sending the Fax he had asked me to send. Little did I know what I was getting into.

Tom was already teetering on the edge when I called. He's been a huge ball of stress lately and is being consumed by it. I let him know D's Situation and that she might call him, but highly unlikely. Then I told him I had tried sending his Fax three times but always got a "No Response" report back. He lost it. He said he was going to cancel the trip to Paris. It had become too stressful. One thing I have learned is that If I try to calm him down things just get worse. It's best to just sympathize and say OK a lot. I told him I would give it a try again and call him back. I figured the number was wrong so I sent up to Beautiful Black French Supermodel Security Guard and asked her if the number looked correct to call Paris. I'm not familiar with Frances phone system, but I thought 14 was a strange country code. Turns out the country code (33) was missing from the number I was given. So with he new correct number I was able to get through. Disaster averted. whoohoo. you may be thinking Tom needs to take a pill. Well we have tried three different ones and they all seems to react really badly making him even more agitated- and sweaty. Therapy is the answer. Oh and all this while I'm trying to fix our practically lame Windows backup server.

Good Things of the Day
I fixed an OS X printing problem with our Plotter.
Lanny is bringing me Sushi for lunch in a few minutes.
It's Friday.
I got to update my journal.

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q_knox
Feb. 28th, 2003 03:35 pm (UTC)
It's Friday...
Some times Fridays can be like Mondays. I hope you have a better weekend.
monkeyx3
Feb. 28th, 2003 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: It's Friday...
Thanks,
hope yu have a good weekend too.
WINK!
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