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19 July 2013 @ 11:31 pm
Week from hell.  
I know it was tough for D while I was on holidays. I know that. And payback is a bitch; for the last two weeks I've been managing his files as well as my own while he's been swanning about the countryside. I will be so glad when he gets back! I've always prided myself on my customer service but today I actually told someone that their query was joining a very long list, and that at present I was focusing on things with deadlines ie settlements and approvals, and anything else would be dealt with when I got to it, no promises re time frames. There are only so many hours in a day, and I'm putting in ten hour days with lunch consisting of a sandwich grabbed at my desk, so I really have to prioritise. Hopefully this person won't lodge a complaint, but you know what? Right now I really do not care.

So. It's the weekend now, so I'm going to put all thoughts of work out of my brain for 48 hours. I am going to drink alcohol, and converse online with my ex-sister in law, and go to cat council meetings, and review cat show bylaws, and generally do anything other than think about loans.

And I'm going to squee over vids like this:

Oh Benedict, never stop being gorgeous and dorky and just you.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
nerthusnerthus on July 19th, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
I hope things settle down for you before they work you to death! I saw that vid, so adorable; also loved him on 'Top Gear' and that vid of him at the airport in Japan. There's also an audio floating around of a scene snippet from the upcoming series 3 that was shown at Comic Con; hearing it made me so so impatient for the new shows! Oh, and today is Benedict's birthday!! (And also Jared Padalecki's from Supernatural; two wonderful guys sharing the same birthday, right?!)
miwahni: Sherlock Facemiwahni on July 19th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
Work will settle down, thanks; D still has another week off but then things will get back to normal.

Haven't seen the Top Gear ep yet but am hoping to do so over the weekend. I adore him so! And happy birthday BC; greetings already posted on Twitter :-)
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] HUGS C'MEREdraycevixen on July 19th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)

That sounds like absolutely no fun at all. I hope your colleague is back soon.

As to the vid I really liked the bits they didn't "edit out" of BC's explanation of the fall. :D
miwahni: Sherlock Keep calm and trust sherlockmiwahni on July 20th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
D still has another week off; no doubt I'll survive but whether my sanity is intact is a different matter.

That vid is so precious :-)
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miwahni: Sherlock Sheet and Johnmiwahni on July 20th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
Vid's well done, yeah...

Thanks for the hugs :-)
kiwisuekiwisue on July 20th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
Vid is gorgeous! Anxiously waiting for the new series.

And yes, I absolutely sympathise with the work juggling - when there's only two of you to cover for each other, it just isn't possible to duplicate yourself and do everything (personal experience talking).
miwahni: Sherlock Trafalgar Squaremiwahni on July 20th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
The vid is great, BC is just so adorkable ♥

There really aren't enough hours in the day :-(
sunray45: Sherlock & Johnsunray45 on July 21st, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
Only two lenders in your Branch? That's a bit ridiculous when you consider its location. Wonder if D had the same problems when you were off. Chin up, girl, only one week to go. ::HUGS::

Those two really are a couple of stirrers. Love that vid.
miwahni: Pros I need a holidaymiwahni on July 21st, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
Yes, only two of us. Usually we manage; busy as all get-out but no dramas about meeting targets. It's only when someone goes on holidays that the wheels fall off. We were given relief of a sort in the form of a newbie who has sat at the branch every Monday and Friday, but whenever she is given something to do she comes to me to be shown how to do it, so there's no point passing any of my serious workload over. And yes, D had the same problem while I was away. I've been told by the guys at work that I've been handling it better; D would rant and rave and carry on and throw things - but in reality I just hide it better, preferring to come home and cry in the shower. Somehow I think D's reaction is healthier :-(