My child has been doing dance and ballet classes for a few weeks now.
She had a recital last week, but I missed her entire performance.
I really did our best to leave work early, but I was stuck working on a water boiler project. There are only a few people who work in our office that have water boiler experience, so I am often left in charge of the specialty projects & consultations. I was expecting to be done by 3 or 330, however the two of us did not finish with the boiler project until 30 minutes after 5, then by the time I got home, the show was already over. My child was easily disappointed & sad, even if she did not tell me it out loud. I did not want the same thing to happen for this week’s recital, so I told our supervisor that I needed to be done with all of our work by 3 p.m. I wanted to have plenty of time to drive home, take a shower, & have some food. The afternoon started off very self-explanatorily & the two of us were slow until noon. My boss gained a phone call from a factory down by the pier that was having trouble with the boiler. When she called me with the job, the time was 2:45. I told our boss that I could not go to the job. I knew I would not be finished by 3:30. It would take at least 30 minutes to drive to the location. My boss provided me an angry look, & I thought she was going to make me leave. Instead, she called the supplier back up & told them that the two of us could not get to them until the next afternoon