Saturday, May 07, 2011
Today I was working at Anytime Fitness and everything went smoothly and I had a great day...until I tried to close and set the security alarm. I normally have issues with it...but nothing that a great whack doesn't help! Today was different! It was saying unable to arm in 2 areas instead of the main door which is usually the problem since the quake....fast forward....as I do what I normally do, I accidentally hit the wrong button and hit a fire alarm!! I thought stopped it, but no! As I am outside trying to get the door to work, the security company rings but I don't answer Sooooooo The fire brigade is dispatched and they can't be stopped (called down) once they are. So...2 BIG Fire trucks and the boys showed up, I try to act like the sweet dumb American blonde and explain. Then, I still have the problem of the alarm not setting! So I now had to call the security company who dispatches another security company and they come and try to figure it out and can't....and then...I call the owner and hand the phone over and she all of a sudden says something about a box in the back office....is it open? Yes! Close it. Freaking everything is fine!!! Couldn't believe it!! Seriously. Of course She seemed upset, but how the heck would I know that if I was never told!? I sat and was stressed and felt stupid and embarrassed.
After a couple hours I calmed down, told everyone on Facebook and then thought....why am I so wound up? It was an accident! I did the best I could, they should fix the freaking alarm and maybe mention the box if it doesn't work...I did the best I could with the information I was given. Then I realized that is the weight loss and nutrition work as well. Nobody's perfect. We'll all have a messed up day once in awhile...maybe it's because you had to have emergency surgery, maybe it's because you celebrate a bit too hard, maybe you have a natural disaster happen and most stores are closed....this all happened to me by the way in the last 2 months! But the point is you commit to yourself to do the best you can with what you have and what you know to be true. And YOU FORGIVE yourself with things that are out of your control or were accidents. I tell my clients that all the time...and I believe it...just never thought I would call the fire brigade on a Saturday afternoon in May! :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone and be kind to yourself.