Wednesday, 1 May 2002
Gaaaah. My back hurts. I had to leave work a little earlier than I would have normally because I just couldn't sit there any longer. I spent all evening lying on the couch in front of the TV. Now it's better.
Before we went home from work we had to go grocery shopping because tomorrow is a national holiday in Germany (meaning: all stores will be closed). When I wanted to pay for our parking ticket I had to realize that the machine was broken. So I went to the the parking lot supervisor's (or whatever his job description) little cabin to pay there. But nobody was there. After a couple of minutes more and more people gathered and still no sign from the guy. There were about 10 other people and some of them were getting really impatient (that parking lot is EXPENSIVE. It's connected to a train station. That makes it much more expensive than the typical lot.). After 10 minutes or so some of the other people tried to open the gate at the entrance by tricking it into believing somebody wanted in and then driving through from the inside. But that didn't work. So then they tried to dismantle the gate. Fortunately the parking guy arrived at that moment and we could all pay for our tickets and leave. Because of the long wait it was more expensive than it would've been had we been able to leave when we were finished shopping.
Oh well. A couple of weeks ago I decided to try to get upset over silly things like this less often. So I stayed calm. And I think it was the right decision.