Journey to Enlightenment

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Time Slip


You have to understand, when I say every second counts, I mean it.
There is the radio alarm. Two clanger clock alarms, and I have a digital alarm clock also.

It seems a bit extreme, but I have got myself into the habit of dealing with all my more active duties P.M. and in the morning after an on-call extended shift, I leave all the desk paperwork to be done along with the preparations for the first staff and visitors as they arrive.

I usually set the clocks for wake-up around 5.00AM. to allow for the odd emergency call from our elderly Owner Occupiers.
However I know there is no room for a mistake and I have to work like the clappers to get everything done in time.

PM. Thursday 26th.May I was reasonably fresh but from my 3.00pm Shift start, I was on the go nearly non stop.
I was glad later to get the clocks set and settle down for a night shift, with hopefully no emergencies to deal with.

The clocks woke me as usual in the morning and I kicked into my routine. Plenty of preparation to be done for staff and systems, with rotes and records in the Laundry, Kitchen, Dining Room etc.
Everywhere I went there was a reassuring wall clock to keep an eye on as to how I was progressing.

By just after 7.00am. the adrenalin was pumping, but I was now in the Office to finish off all the desk paperwork. Usually first arrival was the newspaper delivery and maybe the milk delivery, and staff started arriving from about 7 .40AM.

I was still keeping an eye on the Office wall clock behind me and noted that the deliveries were late, as happened sometime.
I’d had to correct my mind, because I kept thinking it was Saturday morning instead of Friday; and of course on Saturday there are less Staff and later deliveries anyway.

I began to get a little concerned as the clock turned past 7.40AM. and 'still' no sign of first arrivals.
There was one little job on the computer with wages updating I was going to leave over until my next shift, but I decided, on the spur of the moment to get done. Well, the computer was playing up, and for a few minutes I became a little engrossed.

My mind snapped back to the time, and a moment of concern hit me.
I remember sending out the thoughts; “Damnation, I hope I don’t have cover for sick staff today”
It must have been 8.00AM by then, (the official start time,) and I turned to the wall clock yet again, for confirmation.

My jaw must have dropped to the floor and back.
THE CLOCK SHOWED 7.00AM NOW !
I said out loud to myself… something like….. “No Freaking Way !!”

I went through to the Dining Room, Kitchen and everywhere else to check the clocks and they all confirmed it was 7.00AM.

I even checked all the alarm clocks and they tallied to the time now showing.

I pinched myself to make sure I wasn't bl..dy dreaming, but....somehow, I had gained a One Hour time shift…
2012, here we come !!

Hmmmmmmm !!!

Blessings
Richard
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