why does it always happen the one time when…

Last week I sent a parcel Xpresspost. I totally forgot to pick up the tracking slip. By the time I realized it, I was too lazy to go back to the post office to pick it up. I rationalized that the system has never failed me before. I’ve never had to look up a tracking number due to tardiness before.

Well, wouldn’t it have to be the one time that the parcel gets lost? Without a tracking number it’s impossible to check. Looks like I lose the 25 bucks that I could’ve argued back because Xpresspost is supposed to be a guaranteed service.

Why does it always not work the one time you don’t do the one basic routine thing that’s supposed to save you?

It reminds me of the time I was working at Campbell Soup on their employee newsletter. Every month I was supposed to double check with the HR guy at the Listowel plant about the how-long-an-employee-has-been-around awards (I can’t remember the proper name right now — maybe “employee anniversary awards”?). And every single time I double checked there was never a problem. So one month I decided to assume it would be just fine to print like all the other times.

Well, wouldn’t it have to be the one time that there’s a guy on the list who’s worked on-again-off-again for the company. Man did I get in trouble for that.

I guess that’s the way these things work. I suppose that’s how I learn. So I will try to be glad for it.

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