True Signs You Are Going To Have A Bad Day

Who You Lookin' At?

There's your Sign!

I can almost tell immediately when I get up in the morning what kind of day I am going to have. I have begun to notice that there are tell-tale signs if you know what to watch for. The following list is a few of the things that help warn me ahead of time as to whether or not I need to even bother trying to do anything. Some even impose a clear message that I should just go back to bed and pull the cover over my head!

I Told You This Was Not Good!

What Else Can Go Wrong?

I know it is going to be a bad day when:

  • I wake up in the morning, put on the coffee and after waiting for it to brew, realize that I forgot to put the filter in before I added the coffee.
  • I fail to turn the bathroom light on because I am in a drastic hurry to beat the call of mother nature and fall into the bowl before I realize the seat is up.
  • I wake up to the dog whimpering beside the bed, get up to let him out, only to realize I am too late when I step in something warm and squishy.
  • I grab a cup of coffee and head to the office to check email and see that I have 486 messages that are 75% spam.
  • I find a text message from the cell phone company giving me 3 days to pay a bill I thought I paid a week ago and notice the message is 4 days old.
  • I jump into the shower, running late as usual, then realize that the pilot light on the hot water heater has gone out. (At this point, going back to bed is NOT an option since I am wide awake now!)
  • I load up the dog, drive 30 miles to the vet, where I am informed that his appointment was yesterday.
  • I am cleaning the bird cage and she "flies the coop", heading straight to the computer keyboard where she expresses her jealousy over me spending too much time on the computer when she wants to play.
  • I start the dishwasher before getting started to work and on return a few hours later, I notice that the hose behind the dishwasher has fallen off.
  • My hubby is off for the day and decides, since I have work to do, he will veg in front of the t.v. and watch the entire Star Wars trilogy for the 50th time IN STEREO!

To Be Or Not To Be?

These are just a few of the signs that let me know that I am pretty much wasting my time trying to have a prductive day of any sort. Normally, I do stay up though because frustration would only serve to create tension when it kept me from going back to sleep. I have wondered many times, though, about that rock everybody keeps talking about crawling under. Where do I find these things?

With this kind of luck, mine would probably be made of sand and about the time I got hid beneath it, we would have a rain storm!

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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

This is super cute! I love the " wake up to the dog whimpering beside the bed, get up to let him out, only to realize I am too late when I step in something warm and squishy." Mine is more like wake up and smell the stench of what I was too late for.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL Whitney! I have only had that happen once and I couldn't very well blame him, right? Thanks for stopping in. Always love your visits!

Bonnie


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

I can vouch for putting the filter into the coffee pot basket always. It's the coffee I always forget, then I brew a nice pot of hot water. One of these days I will try and go back to bed for a few minutes. Then pretend to start the day allover.

Loved the hub regards Zsuzsy


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL, Zsuzsy, I have done that, too! Sometimes it just doesn't pay to get up! Thanks for stopping by and posting! Glad you enjoyed it!

Bonnie


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

my problem is that I try to do the right thing and turn of the kettle at nigh. Next morning you guessed it I am waiting...waiting. and kettle not turned on ...

Have a bad night because dogs in street barking starts ours up and then doze of and the trains start running and grinding their wheels behind our house at 5am.

I can definitely associate with most of what you say and agree with it all. great laugh. ...good hub. thanks for that


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL, Eileen. The nights seem to be a whole different catagory, don't they? Thanks for stopping by and posting!

Bonnie


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oh Bonnie....you've given voice to a frustrating day. When I have those, I don't usually want to talk about it, I just try to get through and forget it. It's nice to be able to see some humour about such days, thx for that.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, Shirley! Sometimes, all you can do is laugh or else you would just explode! LOL.

Bonnie


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WeddingConsultant 8 years ago from DC Metro Area

Thanks for the hub Bonnie! I think you're on to something here- usually the mood I have in the morning sets the tone for my entire day too.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Hi, Pete! Or is it Peter, or Ed or WC? LOL. Glad you stopped by! You know, it is unfortunate but you are right. Once we get off on the wrong foot, we tend to let it effect our entire attitude. Of course, we all know that like attracts like so we allow it to form into a ball rolling downhill when we get the negative thought of "what next?" If only we could laugh when these things are happening instead on in hindsight!

Bonnie


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Sally's Trove 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Bonnie, it's morning right now where I am, and your delightful hub just got my day off to a GREAT start. Thanks for making me smile.

About those coffee pots...I've filled up the water hopper, put the filter in, put the coffee in, and then forgotten to put the pot under the dripper, way more than once. What a mess.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Hi, Sally! Glad you enjoyed it. I have tried that before, too and you are so right! It always works better when properly prepared! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

Bonnie


RUTHIE17 8 years ago

Cute Hub, Bonnie! Just finished paying some bills, so the laugh came just in time!

Being a tea drinker, the worse thing that can happen to my morning is filling the pot before I get dressed and then coming back into the kitchen to realize I had forgotten to turn the burner on. A watched pot never boils--especially without any heat!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Ruthie! I always welcome your nice comments and adorable picture! You just look like the sweetest thing! LOL. Cute partner, too!

Bonnie


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

Funny hub! Good luck finding that rock. In my experience, if your day is already going downhill, you can't trust the rock. you will likely get under there, only to find that it, too, is made of "warm squishy stuff".


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL RMR, You are probably right! Thanks for stopping by and posting comments!

Bonnie


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I agree with Pete, the mood when I wake up usually sets the tone for the day. Today must be a working frenzy mood. I had to wake up at 4 am to help edit my brother's paper. Thank God the internet connection was fast. That seems a good sign that I'll be having a nice day. :-) Bonnie, hope today is a good one for you.

--michelle, ripplemaker


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Michelle,

Thanks for stopping by! It has been a busy day here too but all has been well. Now if I can get through cooking, I can take a break! LOL. Thanks so much and I hope your day is good as well!

Bonnie


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akeejaho 8 years ago from Some where in this beautiful world!

I know it's time to go back to bed when I turn on the coffee and discover half an hour later the pot is still empty cause the machine is unplugged!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL AK! Don't you just hate that? Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I think we all have a "thing" with the coffe pots!

Bonnie


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

lol!! i can relate to lots of this!

I do hope today was a good day and tomoorow and..................

:)


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping by Comp! You are always welcome. Today has been a pretty productive day so I can't complain. Just found out my Mom is in the hospital so I am just waiting by the phone for an update and details. Other than that, it has been a good day!

Bonnie


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

This is spot on! So true, so true. And my list would include the kids arguing, damp clothes in the dryer (I could have sworn I turned it on before I went to bed), nothing to send with them for lunch - and no lunch money either (arrgh!!). AND, its probably Monday! LOL


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL Steph! It does seem like Mondays are always the worst, doesn't it? Thanks for taking the time to stop by! I have a feeling today is going to be one of those days! Got about a week's worth of work to do in one day! LOL

Bonnie


SirDent 8 years ago

I know this was written to be funny, but I believe we should be able to thank God that we are able to tell the difference between a good day and a bad day. There are many who don't know what it's like to have a good day.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

I certainly agree SirDent! In spite of the humor in this hub, I am grateful for every second of my day and for every blessing I ever have and ever will receive! I feel it is necessary sometimes to laugh at all the bad things that happen in our lives in order to keep from taking the good things for granted. There is a blessing in everything that happens, be it good or bad.

Bonnie


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Lemmings 8 years ago

Lemming's days always start badly.


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cheapbuys 8 years ago

Sometimes it's just a matter of perspective. I think everyday can be a bad day if you look at it that way.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping by all! I do agree! It is all about the attitude!

Bonnie


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About-The-Home 8 years ago

Why don't you guys get instant coffee like us Brits?

...and get some decent tea!

Don't you just hate it when the day starts bad and then GETS WORSE!!!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL About! I hate instant! Ewww! I drink Community and love it! But I had rather drink instant coffee any day then to fall in the toilet bowl! LOL

Bonnie


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

:O..I do hope your mother is ok Bonnie!?


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Comp, she is doing well, thank you! She has COPD and was having trouble (more than usual) with her breathing so they admitted her for tests to rule out pneumonia and things of that nature. She was off her oxegen a lot over the weekend so he thinks they can get her lungs built back up in a couple of days and she can go home. At her age and with her health, we have to worry about colds, flu and other illnesses that have an effect on her lungs. We have been very blessed to discover that it is not anything serious added to what she has. Thanks again for your concern!

Bonnie


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About-The-Home 8 years ago

"But I had rather drink instant coffee any day then to fall in the toilet bowl!"

I bet that was a tough call for you though!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

No doubt! Fortunately, when hubby replaced the toilet seat, the new one won't stay up on its own LOL. I like that!

Bonnie


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Very good news to hear!:)

i have just got back from wikipedia to educate myself about Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and i hope her Severity rating reduces dramatically! does the Mediterranean diet really help!?

have a great day!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Comp! I am not sure on the diet, though. She hasn't been on that. She will be 73 this year and she has had it for many, many years so we feel blessed that the progression has been so gradual. However, we also know from the same experience with Daddy that it can begin to progress rapidly at any point, especially as she grows older. We simply remain grateful for her health so far and make the best of any and all time we have together.

Bonnie


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Beautiful :)


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Is it going to be a bad day when you notice your truck parked head first into your neighbor's car? With the motor still running? And the headlights on? Don't know. Just curious! Have a great day. I enjoy your hubs.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL Rob! Thanks for stopping by! I would think this would certainly qualify for the beginning of a bad day! Sounds like the up side may be that nobody was inside?

Bonnie


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donnaleemason 8 years ago from North Dakota, USA

LOL Done the dog thing. That is the worst, also did the coffee filter thing,

Well, maybe I should just go back to bed, thanks for the reminder and the laugh.

Donna


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Donna,

Thanks for stopping by! I think we have all experienced at least one of those two from what I have seen in the comments so far LOL. It sure keeps life interesting, for us, doesn't it?

Bonnie


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Erinn Soule 8 years ago from Los Angeles

Hysterical Bonnie! I have done the coffee filter thing too! Thanks for brightening up my day!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Erinn,

So glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting. Sometimes you just gotta laugh LOL.

Bonnie


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pjdscott 8 years ago from Durham, UK

Absolutely hilarious Bonnie - I particularly loved your first picture of the bulldog! A hearty thumbs up for cheering up my evening!


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

PJ, Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it! I liked that one because I have a pug about his age LOL. Thanks again!

Bonnie


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Jenny Weaver 8 years ago from New Albany,MS

You also know it's a bad day to wake up on your birthday and realize that your car has been stolen...lol


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Jenny Weaver 8 years ago from New Albany,MS

Oh and another bad day is when the phone won't quit ringing,everybody wants something done RIGHT THEN,and the neighbors come over to tell you that your dogs have gotten out and are chasing another neighbors cows.Then you and your Mom have to chase them through a muddy,cow-piled field for 2 miles and get evil eyes from a Brama bull...lol.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

LOL, Child! You sore soooo right! But we got them put up, didn't we?

Mama


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Stooge 8 years ago

Great. fantabulous. Almost all of these have happened to me from time to time. Guess, I am used to having bad days - just like you Bonnie. Anyway, love you for this hub and the Red Indian series of hubs. Will be coming back soon.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Stooge,

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my hubs and comment. I just finished my hub for the hub tennis game and now I MUST go finish mowing the lawn. However, you can expect me to be in your "hub list" later this afternoon to get more aquainted with your writings. I have several new aquaintances I have to check up on LOL.

Bonnie


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starrfish 5 years ago from OKLAHOMA

dog crap in floor maybe not how bout cat crap in your pillow no sleep to start of bad day

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