Thank God the Weekend is Over!

After a weekend like mine there is very little you can say but "thank god it's Monday!"

skip over the crazies that seemed to be loud and proud everywhere I
went on the weekend – including outside my window banging and screaming
all night, every night, as I tried to fall asleep. 

Let's skip over the strange fatigue weird moods that plagued us both all weekend.

skip straight to the point where my wallet was stolen as I sipped my
Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade at Albert Britnell Starbucks.  Straight to the
point where I cancel my plans for the evening and rush home to cancel
my life and my identity… only to find that my phone line and internet
connect are down.

[More details on the pickpocketing and Starbucks' pathetic customer service on where I windge (sp?) on]

I'll skip the part where Starbucks staff told me this has been "happening here lately" without a hint of compassion or concern.  I'll
skip the stress and annoyance that my phone and internet were out until
the next day at 12:30. Skip over the money it cost me to do all the
urgent cancellations using my cell phone. I'll even skip the the
annoying fact you often need your credit card number to cancel your
credit card.

Let's just say, I'm happy the weekend is OVER.

Please tell me something lovely that happened on your weekend so I can live vicariously through yours?  Please?

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

6 thoughts on “Thank God the Weekend is Over!

  • April 2, 2007 at 11:31 am

    I was inspired by you and made key lime pie. 🙂

  • April 2, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Sorry, I had a bad weekend, too–albeit nowhere near as bad as yours! I just had weird health issues: bad heartburn, headaches, couldn’t sleep, kept getting hungry at weird and inconvenient times.

  • April 2, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I had a wonderful weekend. Saturday, we bought bagels at Gryfe’s and then hung out at St. Lawrence Market a while.  I made a spinach/brie/mushroom/redpepper omelette on Sunday that rocked. Curry from Trimurti (gawd, that place rocks … ) last night. Other details, I’m afraid I cannot share. But it was another wonderful weekend. Tonight, I attend my first seder.

    Sorry to hear about your wallet and other travesties. Things can only get better, right?

  • April 2, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Sorry to hear about your weekend, it is a pain to deal with things like that. When you get all your stuff re-issued it is a good idea to always keep a photocopy of pretty much all your wallet content just in case at in safe place at home and locked up. Those things happen to many people all the time. At least you were not somewhere overseas – it could have been much more stressful. 

  • April 2, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    angelanoel – recipes… I want recipes.

    June – sorry to hear you had a bad weekend. Hopefully things will turn around today.

    Venus – sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Can you say
    Jeal-ous! I’ve never been to a seder either… I guess fun and
    interesting cultural experience await.

    Tyson – You are so right and photocopying is a great idea. I
    was very lucky to be minutes from home, with all our financial stuff
    organised for Taxmas. It made all the calling much easier. (Though it
    doesn’t speed things up much.) I’m also glad I have my expired passport
    and birth certificate, so I have id to help me get replacements.

    I’m also very lucky not to be dealing with this alone. I have a
    partner who could pay to get me home and cover things until I get a
    replacement bank card.

    In all honesty, it hasn’t been all that traumatic except for the lack of phone and the time and hassle.

    I’m trying to remember that this kid probably needed the money more than I did.

  • April 2, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    oh, i’m so sorry, that’s awful. i had  a ton of lovely things happen; the bywords reading was a sensation, we had great music and the room overflowed with an attentive audience. then i wrote a song i think it very good. i have this very sexy red leather jacket i just bought. how’s that?


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