The Life of Bon: Panic + Prizes = Best Post Ever

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Panic + Prizes = Best Post Ever

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When I woke up this morning I rolled over drunkenly and thought, "Wow. It sure is bright this morning...."

Instant panic.  Why was it so bright?

I looked at my phone.

8:06.

EIGHT OH SIX!!!

My contract time at Copper Hills starts at the unearthly hour of 7:00 am.  First period starts at 7:40.  I live 45 minutes from the school.  On a normal day I am awake at 5:55 and out the door by 6:20.

You can imagine the sheer and utter panic shrieking through my body.  I had two missed calls from the teacher in the room next to me.  I called her right away...
"Steve has your students!  He has a prep so they are just chilling in his room right now." She informed me.
A slight relief.
I told her the reading assignment to give Steve to give to the students.  "Uh... tell Steve I'll be there in an hour..."  I tacked on at the end.  No big deal.  Just make other teachers teach your classes because you can't get your butt out of bed.

When I got to school (I missed all of first period!) Steve was relaxed and chill and just calm as can be, which helped me to calm down a bit.  "I'm glad I could grab them and have them do their work in here..." he said, "I didn't want the principal to find out.  Last year I was late and the principal himself called.  It was awful."

I was so immensely grateful to him for his kindness.  It reminded me of when I was a little kid and how my siblings and I would always have each other's back against the parentals.  No matter how much we hated each other we would always cover for one another, making sure we were protected from our parents.  We banded together against the authorities.  And here I am... 15 years later, still banding together with my teacher buddies against the authorities.  Funny how some things in life never change.  I guess it's just nice knowing someone will give you the benefit of the doubt, cover for you, and not judge you for your mistakes.

What I learned today:  There is nothing that will make you feel more out of control in your life/ more stressed/ more like a total and utter failure than sleeping two hours past your alarm.

I have been sufficiently humbled.

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69 comments:

  1. Now that sucks! LOL I can just picture you in a wicked rush!

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  2. Lol. Omg. I've done that before, but I was working at a really prestige law office. I woke up a hour late, but I didn't panic. I actually didn't even realize I was late. I mean, I took my time getting ready. Then all of the sudden I looked at the clock and it snapped. I literally freaked out. haha. Needless to say, I just called in that day and took off.

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  3. Isn't it refreshing when another person does something selfless for you? :) That's awesome that he took your class until you arrived.

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  4. I've overslept before on FINALS day! Brushed my teeth, threw on clothes and raced to school in under 10 minutes. Made it as the bell rang. I can't imagine over sleeping that long (if I did the world would come to a stop at home!).

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  5. Yikes! I'm glad you had someone watching your back!

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  6. I've overslept before... I think we all have. I have done it several times. Oops. I've called in and I've also just called that I'm running late due to illness which usually turns into staying home all day anyways. I even feign getting ready, as if someone is watching me and really knows. Haha! The guilt! Thank goodness for your awesome co-worker!

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  7. I totally did that my first year teaching. Luckily we were doing testing that day (What was the test we did before we gave all the juniors the ACT? It was that one) and I was a lowly hall monitor and so no one would have missed me I'm sure except I called the office to let them know I was running late. I don't think they did anything about it. . . can't remember it was like SIX years ago (wow).

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  8. Uhhh yeah not a morning person.......this semester i have vowed not to sign up for any classes before 10..you have my sympathies ..thanks for the awesome giveaways!

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  9. I cry. I've woken up an hour past my alarm. With only 1/2 hour to shower/get ready before school. I always taught 8am classes so panic was an understatement. Good to know your teacher friend had your back. Whew!

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  10. I live an hour away from my school, too. I always have that fear that I'm going to wake up late. I set two alarms and constantly check my phone when I wake up throughout the night. lol. Luckily for me I have first period planning so I have a little room just in case.

    I like how we teachers all stick together against the principal. haha.

    Kristin
    www.hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow what a life saver! Me and my brother were the same way.. always fighting with each other but we definitely would cover for one another against our parents!

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  12. Hi! I completely agree with you that sleeping through an alarm is one of the worst feelings there is, and is sure to bring a on a cold sweat in even the calmest individuals out there!

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  13. Yes, waking up past your alarm does bring about an episode of panic. Imagine the anxiety I felt when I woke up past my alarm, I lived over half an hour away and I had to open up the banking center. Needless to say, the first bank customer was not thrilled. I did however surprise myself. I mean, who would have thought I could shower and get dressed in under 15 minutes (I certainly never knew I was capable of such a thing). At least the principal never found out. The bank manager was ready to kill me!

    xx

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  14. Ha! That is so horrible! By the way, that white shirt with the sequin collar that you posted the other day was too cute!!

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  15. Wow! You have the best co-workers ever. That was SO nice!

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  16. Oh, Bonnie, I feel you pain about sleeping in! So terrible to arrive late..especially when others are depending on you!

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  17. Oh the stress of being late! There's not much that I hate more than being late. That's awesome the teachers had your back though. :)

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  18. That's the worst feeling!! I'm glad someone was able to cover for you, it's awesome you have a coworker willing to do that!

    xx

    http://thattallgirlinheels.com

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  19. Sleeping in past an alarm is the worst.feeling.ever. It's awesome that your coworker had your back!

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  20. at least you had a good coworker help you out :)

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  21. Thank goodness for teachers who have your back! That sounds so stressful!

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  22. Ahh this is so terrible!! Haha glad everything worked out!

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  23. That pit in your stomach when you realize you're late... one of the worst in the world!

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  24. Ciao:) Also, my heart would be racing SO freaking fast if I woke up and realized I was that late for work. holy cow!

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  25. Hello there! Wow, that really stinks, it's nice to have friends in the workplace for mess ups like that! :)

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  26. I would have been FREAKING OUT. It's nice to know that someone has your back. :)

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  27. My team of teachers is great as well. We cover for each other in emergencies (such as oversleeping). It is awesome to know that there is someone who's got your back! :)

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  28. Oversleeping is such an awful feeling. So glad someone was able to cover for you.

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  29. Oh no! That was so nice of him to help you out!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Group Giveaway!

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  30. I hate sleeping in!!!!!!! I've done that a couple of times and it's not fun at all.

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  31. Oh no...that sounds like something I would do. It must be with big families that they want to protect each other. I was raised with one brother and he would throw me under the bus in a heart beat. My kids, being a larger family, will protect each other from me. Makes my job a bit harder....but at the same time I love that they will do that for each other. My Ben was getting picked on at school (4th grade) and his little brother (2nd) grade told the bully he was going to beat him up if he didn't leave his brother alone. :) Not that approve of fighting...but loved that he stood up for him!

    Laura@MiceIntheKitchen

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  32. I know that feeling!
    I swear that panic you feel when you are late is how a mini heart attack feels!
    http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  33. Being late to work is the WORST.

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  34. oh that panicky feeling is seriously the worst. but yay for group giveaways!! thanks bonnie (and all your giveaway peeps)!

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  35. I hate that feeling and the way it throws your whole day off!

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  36. Sleeping past your alarm is the WORST. I'm so sorry!!!! Aaaack.
    Glad the teacher had your back though - that's super cool.

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  37. Hi! Getting to work late is so stressful. Have a great week!

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  38. Bon, you always let us in. No matter what is happening which is why I enjoy your blog. You have no fear of letting it out. Good for you! I hope your studying is going well. Anxious to hear how the test is!

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  39. You are so lucky to have caring teachers in your building! Did the principal find out??

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  40. Waking up late is quite possibly the worst feeling ever for me! I'm not the crying type and I have cried because of that happening. It's so uncontrollable sometimes! Glad you have awesome coworkers to help you out!

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  41. Oh my, I've had that whole sleep through the alarm thing happen wayyy too many times. Yay for awesome co-workers though! :)

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  42. I've never overslept THAT much, but I definitely know the feeling!!!

    http://lifewithamberlyandjoe.com

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  43. Hi! Sorry you had a day like that...it happens to me more frequently than I'd like to admit!

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  44. That stinks! I am now so thankful I have a job where it doesn't really matter if I get in late (& stay late to make it up)
    Thx for the awesome giveaways

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  45. Worst feeling EVER!! So sorry--but at least you have cool coworkers!

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  46. That was my biggest fear in nursing school - waking up late for clinical!

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  47. Waking up Late for nursing clinical is worse...way worse (like possibly failing your clinical rotation worse) haha I feel your pain! You win some and you lose some. Thanks for the giveaway post!Here is hoping I win won of these things! :)

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  48. Hello! I've been reading for awhile, but never officially said hi :) Waking up like that is seriously the worst feeling ever. It happened to me the other day....I was planning on coming in to work way early and ended up the opposite. I've never gotten ready faster though!

    Justine
    http://sleepysinglegirl.blogspot.com/

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  49. Yay how exciting :D And I know that feeling haha, glad it worked out well for ya!!

    Anna Xo

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  50. Oh noes! I did that once, as a sub. Needless to say, I was never called back there again. :(
    Sometimes, sleep > work, I guess!

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  51. That sounds horrible! Whenever I wake up late for work, I am completely flustered for the rest of the day.

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  52. I love to sleep in............but not when I can't sleep in that is just annoying and means my day starts off in a rush.......

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  53. I haaaaaate sleeping in. I feel like my whole day is ruined when I do that!!!
    Oh, and I really wanna win the giveaway!

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  54. I love sleeping in- but not when I have somewhere to be. ):

    I hope I win.

    www.sabrinadellinger.com

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  55. I've had that scare before...thankfully, though, it was a Sunday that I thought was a Monday...
    morrellfairytale.blogspot.com

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  56. As I was reading I was seriously worried about the outcome of your day, you got by with a little help from your friends :).

    It would be the coolest thing since I had a baby if I win.

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  57. Hey! So excited for this giveaway! Hope I win something! :)

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  58. What a bad start to the day! But that's an awesome teacher friend to have. Thank goodness!

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  59. Hi ladies, that's for introducing me to some new fun blogs!

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  60. Oh Sleeping in...

    I actually slept in a little to long today, my dad came in and was worried that I was going to be late.

    Fortunately. I was only as it turns out 5 minutes late thanks to highway driving.. :D

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  61. One of these days I will win those blasted Target giftcards. I don't enter many giveaways, but if hey are giving away Target swag, I play every time.

    Also I am TERRIFIED I'll oversleep every single day. And so every single day I wake up around 6:00 (it gets earlier as the sun comes up earlier) and have a panic attack until my alarm goes off at 7.

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  62. Hurray for nice people that have your back!

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  63. hey bon! awhh! that's awesome to have a kind friend, esp in need!! i am not a morning person! bah! lol super wonderful giveaway! thank you ladies for this chance.

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  64. Hi...I really enjoys your blog!!!

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