Of course, just when you're at the verge of a long weekend you must feel the sniffles coming on. The throat scratching. The head getting heavy. The body aching and begging to be left alone curled up in one corner of the bed.
You can feel the mercury rising within you.
You go down to the tea shop below your office for a steaming cup of ginger tea (because office serves gruel in the name of coffee). You can imagine the ginger in the tea soothing your itchy-scratchy throat and infusing some life into you. But the shop lady is out of tea!
You ask her for a slice of bread with butter & sugar sprinkled on top and guess what...she didn't get her supply of bread today!
You ask her if she has a pack of spicy potato chips. She has one left. You open it and the chips are all soggy.
You take your money back and walk back to office morosely. You can see your plans of getting a head massage, pedicure and foot reflexology over the weekend melt away. All you want to do is crawl into bed and go off to sleep. And you have a dirty feeling that's all you're gonna be doing throughout the long weekend.
So long my long weekend. You COULD have been. Alas, the universe has a sad sense of humor.