10 Soundtracks For Your Work Life When: Hitting The Road On Friday Night Just After Your Boss Said Goodbye, Then Added, ‘There’s Something I Need To Discuss With You – But Let’s Do It Monday.’
‘Oh, OK. Er, yeah, I can make time on Monday morning. Anything we can chat about now? You know, just so I have an idea of what the discussion will be about before the weekend starts and I’m totally alone with my anxiety, overthinking what I might possibly have done to warrant a meeting with my number one superior next week? ‘I see. You have to be back home for your four-year-old’s flute rehearsal. Fair enough. That sounds way more important than laying my anxieties to rest. Absolutely. ‘Me? I mean, I was looking forward to a relaxing couple of days, maybe some lie-ins, a long brunch with friends, enjoying a walk through the park to buy a couple of new plants.
Now I guess I’ll be breathing a little too quickly, having maybe a few heart palpitations, reading the same line of my book again and again because nothing’s sinking in and all I can do is keep going over the awful scenarios coming my way. ‘Well, excuse me. I better be going. I just remembered I have an appointment with my car’s sound system. I’m self-medicating. Gonna bang my head on the steering wheel a few times, then listen to some therapeutic tunes at high volume. You enjoy that flute rehearsal. Oh, that’s very kind, but I’m not sure recordings of your child’s music lessons are what I’m after right now. Another time, maybe? See you. Yeah, Monday it is.’