Thursday, 1 May 2008

Once upon a time ...

The day dawned grey and damp. I woke up, showered, dressed and ate my breakfast in silence. The trip into the office was it's usual slow self with hundreds of vacant faces staring into the oblivion that is our morning tube ride.

The rain was coming down in sheets around me as I finally managed to reach the office, my hair was plastered to my face and I thought to myself that this day should really already be over because it was not shaping up to be a fantastic one.

I managed to make it through the first half of the day hanging onto the scraps of my sanity but then I decided that it was time to take a moment to contemplate the horror of the day.

I walked down the stairs to the 1st floor, across the bridge to the far end of the building and stood in front of a white the door.

Contemplation Room said the small unassuming sign on the door. I opened it and slowly walked in.

Five mixed and matched couches were spread across the small room. The window had a view of the beautiful parking lot. Painted on the far white wall was a black arrow pointing up to a small black box.

The middle of the room sported a blue board covered in carpet.

I stood staring for a bit.

I sat down and contemplated the room.

It wasn't quite what I expected.

So I went to grab some lunch and have a drink.

Suddenly the day seem doable.

17 comments:

KaB said...

Thank god you didn't get lost & found your way out!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Hee hee @ Kab!

Oh and...I read your comment on Kab's wall... here's a hunch...are you in love with your best guy friend?

Hmmm, hmm? Hot or cold?

You are going to have to spill the beans!! Me? Nosy?
Yes. I am sorry. It can't be helped.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

:-)

Mark Eames said...

Nice! Funny how rain can be damn annoying or utterly romantic, depends how you see it!!!

Have fun in that room....

Lopz said...

*sits back and tosses popcorn in her mouth while watching Miss M squirm under the scrutiny from Blondie*

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Woohoo!! Am I right Lopz? is the popcorn at least buttered?
Hahaha!!

Sorry Miss M...
I HAVE to know now!! x

Michelle Hix said...

Nobody else in there contemplating anything? Maybe there's another room for people are contemplating whether or not they want to contemplate?

Lopz said...

My popcorn is ALWAYS buttered! And I'm not going to answer, cos I'd never dream of intefering with the script of this show....

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

What if you put an "Out of Order" sign on the small black box? heh

At least the room was good for something. :)

The Divine Miss M said...

@kab - Ye, it was touch and go for a minute there ;)

@blondie - You amuse me, what is the obsession with my personal life?

I don't have a best guy friend (unless you count Fligela my housemate but I'm definitely not in love with him!)

I have a rather large crush on my climbing partner - Jailbait - but he has a girlfriend. He keeps saying he is breaking up with her but it never happens. I don't think he is interested in me though. But we end up doing all these things together and he is coming home with me to CT for Christmas time.

I got very upset on Tuesday when I discovered that, yet again, he hadn't ended it with her.

I doubt it is going to happen really!

In the meantime I get stuck in this silly relationship with him where we do everything together and spent 4 nights out the week together but there isn't anything going on. Occaisonally I crack. Only sometimes though ... the rest of the time I'm ok!

Happy now? ;)

@lopz - enjoying that popcorn hey?

@michelle - Nope, it was completely empty.

Unlike everyone else I'm rather peturbed by the blue arrow pointing towards the box painted on the wall. I mean, what on earth??

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

the arrow and box thing is a little weird..

contemplation box?

Amy said...

My first thought was that its a video camera in the box. You know, to make sure you're actually contemplating, not just sitting having lunch.

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

it's been pouring here all weekend.

i love it.

was good catching up on your blog, have missed reading my daily fixes...

ps: i answered your questions.
go check my blog.

MidniteGem said...

An arrow painted on the wall of a room that is a contemplation/prayer room indicates the direction east or the direction of Mecca. That is my little input on design today

The Divine Miss M said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Gem you rule :)

MidniteGem said...

LOL - i'lm not an interior designer/Knower of useless information for nothing :)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

HAPPY :-) Hahahaha - I forgot to read your response...what a goody!

Obsessive, NO...Nosey, YES!! :-) x