On Thursday I had one of those days… you know, one that you will probably never forget – it was all small stuff that would probably go unnoticed most days but when they all happened on the same day and within the same couple of hours, that’s something. Anyway here’s what happened between about 1 and 3pm on Thursday.
- I had a nasty phone call with Holden Australia who renegged on a deal that we had done verbally and it was then going to cost me $800 more to fix my car – which the Holden dealer had broken – I was not happy and started crying (yeah, I know typical pathetic female…). Unfortunately this was at my desk at work and just as the big boss was walking by.
- The big boss stopped to ask me what was wrong and went away to find a box of tissues for me – very kind of him. When I told him what Holden had done, he picked up my letter, took it away and said “leave this with me, I’ll sort them out”. He came back the next day and said that Holden had agreed to pay the $800. I was very surprised and very flattered that a senior exectutive of the organisation should show such kindness and I am extremely grateful.
- Straight after talking to the boss, I picked up a message on my phone – U2 had been “cancelled” – Wow, that was a BIG shock – I have tickets to both Brisbane and Sydney and flights to Brisbane – I couldn’t beleive it and got on line to verify and yep, there it was, U2 had postponed their concerts. I hope we don’t have to wait as long as those are still waiting for the Kylie concert. Both tickets were my only birthday and christmas presents last year, so I do hope I get to use them before my birthday comes around again this year.
- Whilst I was looking on the news site about U2, the very next article was about the death of Harry Seidler, the renowned Australian Architect. I knew he had been ill for a while, but it was very sad to hear of his passing. He has had such a significant impact on both Sydney’s and Australia’s architecture, he will never be forgotten. And for the record, I love Blues Point Tower… Today my friend bought me a book of Harry Seidler’s world travels to see architecture around the world – very fitting as every overseas trip I have been on has been to see architecture and my next trip to Europe at the end of the year is no different, I am planning to go to Dubai, London, Paris, Barcelona and Bilbao and have my list of the different buildings I am going to visit when I am there.
So, as you see, each event was not significant, but wow, they all hit me bang, one after the other and had a huge impact, so it will be a day that I will remember for a long time.