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Old 04-06-2020, 06:16 PM
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OMG...Isolating...I honestly didn't know what day it was!

OK I'm kinda laying it all out here for you all. On the lighter side. Because of Covid-19 I am running my office alone. No employees. No walk ins permitted. I do everything by phone and internet. About 3:00pm today I got a call from our customer service at work. (I roll over my phones after hours and weekends to corporate.) They said a customer had tried to get ahold of me several times today and needed to speak to me. I said well my office is closed and I can call him back tomorrow morning during normal business hours. The rep said "OK ...um I'll tell him." Fifteen minutes later I get a call from my area VP of sales. Customer is really trying to get a hold of me and threatening to escalate his complaint. *** it's SUNDAY what could possibly be so important? Why is he being such a jerk. I told the VP no problem I will go in and call him. Drove to the office and called the customer back and solved his problem. On the way home at a traffic light I looked at my car info screen and saw the date, time, day display. Oh ****! It said APR 6 MONDAY. I totally thought today was SUNDAY! I mean REALLY thought all day today it was Sunday. I never went in. I missed a whole day of work! When you are isolating and live alone, every day looks the same from the sofa.

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Old 04-06-2020, 06:49 PM
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Can easily occur whenever one is removed from normal daily activities.
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:07 PM
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Yep. If it wasn't for the three training sessions per week I'm giving my trainee replacements, I would also probably lose track of which day it is as well.
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:48 PM
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Being retired, there are times I lose track of what day it is. But for whatever reason, I find that to be even worse now that everything is shut down.

No shooting.....no boxing.....no working at the LGS....

What day is it again?????
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:58 PM
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On the flip side, ive been forced to come to grips with the fact i self isolate all the time and apparently have for decades.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:38 PM
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Woke up yesterday morning and didn't know what day it was...Had to think about it.

If one remains bewildered by such things....it's called a Biden moment.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:34 AM
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Well, consolation is you are practicing for retirement...

It is a sign of pure retirement-bliss and that you've reached the highest levels happiness in retirement when you don't know what day of the week it is...

Takes some practice, but you will get there on a permanent basis eventually :-).
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:31 AM
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I am also retired and lose track of what day it is and so sad that TGIF means nothing any more.
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:09 AM
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You've got it dialed in when every day is a weekend day; or so it seems.
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:10 AM
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Every day is Saturday!!!!
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:35 PM
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You know what’s wrong with retirement?

Absolutely nothing!!!
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:49 PM
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Have you ever gone in to work, been happy that the traffic was light and then when you get there and see the empty parking lot realized that it is Saturday morning?
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Old 04-07-2020, 02:49 PM
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Have you ever gone in to work, been happy that the traffic was light and then when
you get there and see the empty parking lot realized that it is Saturday morning?
Nope. I converted to battery operated, WWV coordinated, clocks about thirty years ago.
They provide the day name, date, and time within one second. THEN I moved to AZ and
there is no such thing as DST.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:19 PM
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Have you ever gone in to work, been happy that the traffic was light and then when you get there and see the empty parking lot realized that it is Saturday morning?
Yes - hate it when that happens.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:48 PM
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Have you ever gone in to work, been happy that the traffic was light and then when you get there and see the empty parking lot realized that it is Saturday morning?
Indeed yes.

More memorable, and more of a letdown, was one time I was flying into Malaysia from London and not many hours after arriving in London from Lagos. Flying into Malaysia, and half-way exhausted, the sun was low, going down I presumed, and I said to myself "thank goodness I might have nearly a full night of sleep". Not too much later, in the terminal building, I noticed the sun was rising...not going down. Oops. And I knew that someone was going to hold me accountable for showing up that day, not the next, for my assignment.

When normal routines are removed, days and times can quickly become blurry.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:57 PM
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yeah it happened to me too. I thought it was Sunday when it was really Thursday. Go figure. Easy to lose track of the days and times at present. I have to check the date and time fairly often or I will screw it up again.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:57 PM
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On the flip side, ive been forced to come to grips with the fact i self isolate all the time and apparently have for decades.

Welcome to my life!
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:28 AM
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Not knowing what day of the week it is - is a status symbol. Like an eternal vacation. Us retired folks already know this. ;-)
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:22 AM
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Wait... What? There are different days?
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:03 PM
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Those little pill organizers are very helpful in remembering what day it is. I know mine has been on occasion.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:01 PM
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The only thing around here that knows what day it is my phone.

Now, where did that rascal go?
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:09 PM
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The only thing around here that knows what day it is my phone.

Now, where did that rascal go?
Call it to find out...
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:07 PM
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Another thing that will bite you is the '24/7' aspect of isolation, which is old hat to we retired couples but must be very alarming to couples who are experiencing it for the first time, and in the context of this isolation it magnifies the difficulties. There are many jokes about it but it really can be a bear.
We eased into self-isolation very easily but I have to agree that it is even more 'mind-numbing' than regular retirement. We have a couple of those 'atomic clocks' that show the day of the week, and I'll admit to looking at the one in the kitchen area frequently to see what day it is.
I have accomplished several outdoor and indoor projects so far with plenty more in the hopper. I'm still in three different bands and of course all our gigs have been cancelled, so I really should be practicing the horn an hour a day but I haven't touched it. I will pay for this on the first gig.
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Old 04-12-2020, 12:46 PM
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... I missed a whole day of work! When you are isolating and live alone, every day looks the same from the sofa.
ROFLMAO ...

I called my Manager and he had no clue what day of the week was either.
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Old 04-13-2020, 08:12 AM
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The only thing around here that knows what day it is my phone.

Now, where did that rascal go?
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Call it to find out...
One day I left my cell phone at my mother's house. So the next day I drove over to pick it up. She wasn't home but I have a door key. Let myself in, grabbed the phone, left.

Later that day she called me on my cell phone to tell me I had left it at her house......

Awesome thread BTW, thanks all!
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